As the three women walked on stage, the American DJ suddenly ran out before them to excitedly yell their names and generate energy among the audience.
It seemed as though the women were about to speak when the DJ interrupted them, indicating the surprise appearance was not planned. It's unclear if The Academy intended for the bit to look unplanned or if the DJ truly improvised the moment.
As the DJ walked on, and off stage, cameras cut to audience members like Will Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch who looked on, extremely confused.
Social media users immediately took to Twitter to express their confusion as well.
Three women are hosting the Oscars for the first time. This is a huge moment, how should we\u2014 \n\nDJ KHALED SHOULD INTERRUPT THEM IMMEDIATELY
— Taylor Kay Phillips (@Taylor Kay Phillips)
From an incredible high (Beyonc\u00e9 performing in Compton) to an absurd low (DJ Khaled inexplicably derailing host intros). What? Why? #Oscars
— Free to Be\u2026 Ukraine and Me \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Free to Be\u2026 Ukraine and Me \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
DJ Khaled is a presenter tonight alongside Jacob Elordi, Mila Kunis, Yuh-Jung Youn, and more. In an effort to pull in younger viewership, The Academy invited younger presenters and performers to appear - including DJ Khaled.
However, social media users were not impressed by the DJ's appearance, finding his alleged interruption rude and unnecessary.
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