On the latest episode of “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin talks about Jimmy Kimmel’s racist and uninformed remarks after Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) said America is not a racist country during his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress.
Kimmel attempted to smear Sen. Scott and conservatives by implying that the Republican Party is racist because he is the only black GOP senator, apparently without realizing that the Democratic Party has only two black senators.
Dave played a clip of Kimmel taunting Scott by saying, “An amazing thing happened after the speech. Every black Republican senator got together to let the American people know the Republican party isn’t racist … and then Tim promptly returned to the sensory deprivation egg he calls home. Sen. Scott accused Democrats, in his rebuttal, of using race as a weapon, when the truth is we’re more concerned about people using weapons as a weapon. Race would be a terrible weapon. What would you do, melanin a person to death?”
Dave called Kimmel’s blunder “a true indicator of the modern pernicious racism of the left,” adding that the late-night host’s views exemplify the “liberal, elite, modern, woke, progressive, racist view of the world.”
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Kimmel hit back on Tuesday’s program with a number of jabs, primarily by riffing that “not only are they pulling some of the books out of print, they’re also tweaking some of the books that are in print to make them more inclusive.”
With that, updated book covers and titles flashed upon the screen as he narrated:
“For instance, we now have, ‘The Cat in the Problematic Headdress'”
“How the Grinch Appropriated Native American Culture!”
“Hop on Pop (With His Consent)”
“Horton Hears a They”
“Horton Hears a Misogynist Joke (and Reports it to HR)”
“There’s a Wocket in My Ethically-Sourced, Sustainable Pocket”
“No Eggs or Ham,” after which Kimmel quipped, “that’s a vegan thing, I guess”
“And, “Yertle the Gender Fluid Turtle and Other Stories”
“This is how [former President Donald] Trump gets re-elected, by the way,” he concluded. “Cancel Dr. Seuss, cancel Abe Lincoln, melt down Mr. Potato Head’s private parts, and throw them at the Muppets. This is his path to victory the next time around.”
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The Dr. Seuss titles that were discontinued are “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ statement on the matter said “these books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong” and that “ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s [sic] catalog represents and supports all communities and families.”
Still, Dr. Seuss’s stepdaughter Lark Grey Dimond-Cates told Fox Business she hopes the publishing house will eventually start reprinting the books “because his body of work is unique.”
The groundswell against some of Dr. Seuss’ characters has been growing for a while. A study published in 2019 that examined “orientalism, anti-blackness, and white supremacy” in his books purportedly found that 43 out of the 45 characters of color are either stereotypical or otherwise offensive.
Late-night TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah hit out at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Tuesday night, blasting him for the emergence of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
What’s a brief history here?
The remarks came as a third woman on Monday accused the embattled Democrat of sexual harassment, insisting that he made unwanted advances toward her during a 2019 wedding.
Anna Ruch — a former Obama administration employee and Biden 2020 campaign staffer — also provided a photo of the alleged encounter and said that during the wedding, Cuomo placed his hand on the small of her bare back, which was exposed due to the dress she was wearing.
A report from the New York Times noted, “When she removed his hand with her own, Ms. Ruch recalled, the governor remarked that she seemed ‘aggressive’ and placed his hands on her cheeks. He asked if he could kiss her, loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to hear. Ms. Ruch was bewildered by the entreaty, she said, and pulled away as the governor drew closer.”
“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch said. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”
What did Kimmel say?
During Tuesday night’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the eponymous show’s host addressed the new accusations and said, “The craziest part is there’s a photo of it. Very rarely does a wedding photographer capture anything interesting at all, but this one did.”
“In the span of one month, Andrew Cuomo has somehow done the impossible: He made Bill de Blasio the second most-hated politician in new York,” he added.
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For his part, Noah said that Cuomo fell in one of two camps: willfully ignorant or stupid.
“Sweet Jesus, man, what are you doing?” he asked. “I mean, on the one hand, asking a woman for consent before you kiss them is what you’re supposed to do. But the other part of consent is waiting for them to answer. You don’t just grab them by the face like a bear yanking on a beehive.”
He added, “And it’s not like this happened in 1992, and he could be like, ‘Well, this was a different time.’ This was in 2019. If you’re a public official doing this kind of thing after the #MeToo movement, either you just can’t help yourself, or you’re so dumb you shouldn’t be in office anyway.”
Noah concluded, “So in light of these allegations, Cuomo is now facing even more calls to resign. Although, if these allegations prove anything, it’s that Cuomo doesn’t go away when you want him to.”
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Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo administration aide, came forward in February and accused the New York governor of sexual impropriety, including allegations of inappropriate physical touching, a non-consensual kiss on the lips, and more.
Last week, Charlotte Bennett — another former Cuomo aide — said that the Democratic lawmaker peppered her with wildly inappropriate questions about her personal sex life and more.
Cuomo said of the sexual harassment allegations, “I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm. I spend most of my life at work and colleagues are often also personal friends.”
“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny. I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good natured way. I do it in public and in private. You have seen me do it at briefings hundreds of times. I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married. I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business,” he added.
“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” his statement continued. “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”
He also insisted that he “never inappropriately touched anybody” and “never propositioned anybody” and “never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”
Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel shredded the NBC network after it hosted President Donald Trump’s town hall event Thursday night.
Kimmel’s network, ABC, hosted a town hall event with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday evening.
What are the details?
During Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show, Kimmel began, “Presidential debate number two was scheduled for this evening, but instead we got two dueling town halls — Joe Biden on ABC, Donald Trump on NBC.”
“You know, there was supposed to be a debate tomorrow night, but since Trump would not agree to the virtual format that they wanted to have because he tested positive for the coronavirus, he backed out altogether,” the late-night show host explained. “So because there was no debate, Biden agreed to do a town hall on ABC that night.
“NBC pulled a very sneaky move,” he continued. “After Trump refused to participate in a virtual debate, they swooped in and gave him his own hour opposite Joe Biden. While many are wondering why NBC would schedule this at the same time as Biden’s town hall instead of on another night — or even just in another time slot so we could see what both candidates have to say — the answer to the question is this: NBC sucks.”
Joking that the move was a “peacock block,” Kimmel insisted that the network — which was once the home of Trump-hosted reality show “The Apprentice” — and said the network was chomping at the bit to get the president back on the air.
“Even though Trump spent a lot of his afternoon cryptically claiming that NBC was setting him up with this town hall, it was a beautiful reunion,” he said. “Seeing him back in primetime was like taking a time machine back to 2004 when he was just a blowhard reality TV host, nothing more.”
At one point, the comedian quipped, “Thanks, NBC. First ‘The Apprentice’ and now this. Why not a new Bill Cosby special while we’re at it?”
Upon hearing the news that President Donald Trump — along with first lady Melania Trump — tested positive for the coronavirus, rather than express sympathy and hope for a speedy recovery, a growing chorus of leftists jumped into the fray with giddy reactions to what undoubtedly is a dream come true for them.
Reiner’s colleague behind the camera and Trump-hating team member Michael Moore actually declared in a lengthy Facebook post that it’s quite likely Trump is lying about testing positive for COVID-19:
Democrats, liberals, the media and others have always been wrong to simply treat him as a buffoon and a dummy and a jackass. Yes, he is all those things. But he’s also canny. He’s clever. He outfoxed [former FBI Director James] Comey. He outfoxed [former Special Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice Robert] Mueller. He outfoxed 20 Republicans in the GOP primary and then did the same to the Democrats, winning the White House despite receiving fewer votes than his opponent. He’s an evil genius and I raise the possibility of him lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game. He knows being sick tends to gain one sympathy. He’s not above weaponizing this.
Let’s see, who else…
Zara Rahim, a former Obama White House staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, seemed to hope for Trump’s demise in a Twitter post that apparently is now deleted: “It’s been against my moral identity to tweet this for the past four years, but, I hope he dies.”
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Social media castigated comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday night following remarks he made about calling ICE on a fellow talk show host during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
The awards show was held virtually, and the nominees — dressed in typically ostentatious awards ceremony garb — livestreamed themselves from their homes in a production that resembled a vast conference call.
What did Kimmel say?
Kimmel, following news that he lost the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to British TV host John Oliver, made a joke about calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Oliver.
Oliver’s show — which is broadcast on HBO — has won the award for the last five years.
As highlighted by the Daily Mail, Kimmel quipped, “Congratulations again to John Oliver. I will be reporting him to ICE.”
In response, social media said that Kimmel was guilty of using “white privilege” in making such an off-handed remark.
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A bevy of social media users took to their respective channels to condemn Kimmel for the remark.
One user wrote, “The amount of white privilege it took for jimmy kimmel to get up on stage at a nationally televised event and make a joke about ice and not have one tell him that it isn’t okay, is absolutely astonishing to me.”
Another added, “[I] don’t think Kimmel is all that funny. Particularly when he jokes about ICE and the systemic terror that they cause, or any of his other highly weird jokes.”
“My dad was deported,” another user wrote. “He was literally placed on a plane with two federal agents. He was in chains. He was dropped off at Heathrow Airport and that’s it.”
Another user complained, “I didn’t know that it was needed, but @jimmykimmel making a joke about calling #ICE on @iamjohnoliver is not only poor taste, but completely out of touch w/ everything happening right now.”
“Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from the #Emmy’s where the only Latinx representation we got was Count von Count ft. Lin Manuel [and] America Ferrara presenting an award and Jimmy Kimmel’s tasteless and hurtful ICE joke,” another user said.
Another added, “[J]immy kimmel should be kicked off the show for making an ice joke.”
Kimmel has yet to respond to the ensuing controversy at the time of this reporting.
Of note, Oliver became an American citizen in December.
In June, Kimmel admitted to benefiting from white privilege.
During a monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the longtime TV host said that he understood the damage caused by the notion of white privilege and said that he and other white people shouldn’t be offering insight on the police killing of George Floyd, who died the last week in May.
“Over the past week, I’ve been hearing, I’ve been reading very thoughtful posts and words from very smart people, some of whom say white people shouldn’t be talking right now, they should be listening. And I get that,” he said during the monologue. “And I don’t disagree with that. But I’m the only one here and it’s a talk show. So, I want to share what I’ve been thinking about and trying to sort through.”
“I know that a lot of white people bristle when they hear the word ‘privilege,’ as in ‘white privilege,’ because there are millions of white people who didn’t grow up with money, or a good education, or a solid family background, or maybe even a family at all,” he said. “So when they hear the word ‘privilege,’ they go, ‘What privilege? … You hear the phrase ‘white privilege’ and it’s easy to get defensive. The first time I heard it, I did. To me, white privilege was what Donald Trump had, a wealthy father and a silver spoon in his mouth. It wasn’t what I grew up with, so I rejected it because I didn’t understand what white privilege meant. But I think I do now. I think I at least understand some of it.”
He added that white people don’t often have to deal with “negative assumptions being made about us based on the color of our skin.”
“It rarely happens, if ever, whereas black people experience that every day. And please don’t tell me you don’t ever make assumptions based on the color of their skin, because I just don’t believe it,” he insisted. “We all do. I know I have. I’m embarrassed to say it, but I have.”
He concluded, “I read something last night that I think makes a lot of sense. It’s this: ‘White privilege doesn’t mean your life hasn’t been hard. It just means the color of your skin isn’t one of the things that makes it harder.’ Wherever you stand, I don’t see how you can argue with that.”
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Actor Anthony Anderson played it angry, Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel played it nervous and demure — and it made for one of the more noteworthy moments of 72nd annual awards show Sunday night.
What are the details?
Anderson — star of the sitcom “Black-ish” — walked onstage to present an award and launched into a monologue that Kimmel jokingly indicated wasn’t what they’d rehearsed. Anderson cut off Kimmel and forged ahead.
“We have a record number of black Emmy nominees this year, which is great,” Anderson said.
Reacting to Kimmel’s silence, Anderson quipped to the host, “This is the part where the white people start to applaud.”
Kimmel obliged — but that wasn’t quite good enough. “And nod,” Anderson added. Kimmel did as ordered.
“These Emmys would have been NBA All-Star Weekend and Wakanda all wrapped into one. This was supposed to be the blackest Emmys ever. Y’all wouldn’t have been able to handle how black it was gonna be,” Anderson said before an empty Staples Center. “But because of COVID we can’t even get in the damn building.”
Kimmel attempted to interject, but Anderson kept going: “These Emmys would have been so black, it would have been like hot-sauce-in-your-purse black. It would have been Howard University Homecoming black. It would have been you-fit-the-description black.”
‘Don’t whitesplain it to me, Jimmy!’
Once again Kimmel tried cutting in — but to no avail: “We would’ve had speeches quoting our great poets like Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Cardi B. WAP, Jimmy, WAP!” Anderson said in a partially bleeped-out reference to the sexually charged hit song. “But instead of that sexy melanated energy, here I am, alone in a sterilized green room, trying not to sneeze on a llama. What a damn shame.”
When Kimmel corrected Anderson that the animal — which appeared earlier in the broadcast, the Hollywood Reporter said — was an alpaca, Anderson hollered at the host, “Don’t whitesplain it to me, Jimmy! It shoulda been a pit bull!”
Anderson continued, “I’m still rootin’ for everybody black. Because black stories, black performances, and black lives matter. Say it with me, Jimmy.” With that the pair chanted the “black lives matter” phrase that’s been heard countless times this summer amid protests.
But Kimmel wasn’t saying it with enough gusto, and Anderson demanded more: “Louder, Jimmy!” And they chanted the phrase again. But still it wasn’t quite good enough.
“Louder, Jimmy!” Anderson hollered at Kimmel. “Say it so that my kids can hear it!”
After a third chant, the finally satisfied Anderson said, “That’s right, and because black lives matter, black people will stay at home tonight to be safe. Which is fine, because guess what? Y’all don’t know how to light us anyway.”
Comedian Adam Carolla — who worked alongside Jimmy Kimmel on Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” — is speaking up in defense of his longtime friend, and also insisting that what Kimmel did wasn’t blackface.
Kimmel issued an apology on Tuesday following resurfaced sketches in which Kimmel dressed up in blackface.
What are the details?
During Tuesday’s “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast, the host said that Kimmel is easily in his “top three of all time of decent people I’ve ever met in my life.”
“He is the most decent person you’ve ever met,” Carolla said of Kimmel. “He is the most generous person you’ve ever met. If everyone was like Jimmy Kimmel, we’d be living in a … utopia.”
Carolla said that Kimmel’s impersonations of black people such as former NBA player Karl Malone or even Oprah does not constitute as dressing up in hateful blackface.
“I was saying this years ago, and I meant it,” Carolla said. “Blackface is something. Doing Karl Malone is something else, or doing Oprah is something else. … This is not blackface.”
What about cancel culture?
Carolla also insisted that cancel culture needs to stop when it comes to people resurfacing skits, sketches, jokes, or even formerly accepted practices from years back.
“It’s not acceptable now,” he said of certain types of comedy. “If somebody does this now, then we must look at it as something very different from then.”
Carolla added, “If you meet anyone over 45, they’ll tell you they got paddled, they got swatted, the teacher would smack them with a ruler. … Paddling a kid sounds pretty outrageous in 2020 and nobody would stand for it. … But the people who engaged in it at the time when it was common practice or had a context — we don’t need to build a time machine so we can cancel culture them.”
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday he’s sorry for wearing blackface and using the N-word — but it perhaps sounds like he’s sorrier that people took it the wrong way, instead.
His groveling came after announcing last week he was taking the summer off from hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
What are the details?
Kimmel has been under fire for several weeks for wearing blackface in resurfaced clips from his former Comedy Central program, “The Man Show.”
On Tuesday, Kimmel issued the apology in a statement.
“I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apology with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” he said. “That delay was a mistake.”
Kimmel said that he’s parodied “dozens” of celebrities — many of them black — and never saw an issue with it.
“In each case,” he insisted, “I thought of them as impersonations of celebrities and nothing more.”
He added, “Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices.
“I believe that I have evolved and matured over the last twenty-plus years, and I hope that is evident to anyone who watches my show,” Kimmel added. “I know that this will not be the last I hear of this and that it will be used again to try to quiet me.”
Kimmel added that he loves the U.S. so much that he refuses to be “bullied into silence” by people who would “feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas.”
Social media response to Kimmel’s apology has largely been negative.
Donald Trump Jr. lashed out at the charge against Kimmel’s apology.
On Twitter, he wrote, “People aren’t ‘feigning outrage,’ you disingenuous fraud @jimmykimmel. We’re pointing out the utter hypocrisy of you & your lib friends always trying to cancel YOUR political enemies, but refusing to hold yourselves to the same woke standards. This ‘apology’ proves that point.”
Actor James Woods added, “Racist hypocrite dancing like a cat on a hot tin roof.”
Actress and equal rights activist Rose McGowan has also been taking issue with Kimmel recently, and around the time he issued his apology, she blasted him again.
She wrote, “Megan Fox told her truth and she was laughed at. And so many of you say, ‘why don’t you all come out sooner?!’ We do, you just don’t listen. You’d rather throw rotten tomatoes & razor blades at sexualized young actresses. Blackface + misogyny = @jimmykimmel.”
She later added, “I absolutely loathed going on @jimmykimmel. A smarmy, sneering faux-liberal of the highest order. He’s very much a part of poisoning American minds.”
According to cancel culture, anything from milk to coronavirus is racist, but Jimmy Kimmel can say the N-word and he goes unpunished. Sure, it may be easy to want to see Kimmel held to the same standard as conservatives, but Steven Crowder offers a reasonable alternative to playing by cancel culture’s rules. Why cancel someone when you can make fun of them instead?
Kimmel no more deserves to be canceled for wearing blackface or saying the N-word in a rap song than Megyn Kelly deserved for saying that dressing up as Diana Ross on Halloween used to be acceptable. If cancel culture is desperate to end someone’s career, let it be a result of comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s failed comedy.
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Actress Megan Fox says director Michael Bay never mistreated her, despite a resurfaced 2009 Jimmy Kimmel interview that perhaps seemed to suggest otherwise.
What’s a brief history?
During the interview, which resurfaced this week amid Kimmel’s announcement that he was taking the summer off from his late-night show, Fox recalled working with Bay in “Bad Boys II.”
“They were shooting this club scene, and they brought me in, and I was wearing a stars-and-stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and, like, six-inch heels. And he [Michael] approved it,” she recalled during the 11-year-old interview. “They said, ‘You know, Michael, she’s 15, so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.”
“So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath the waterfall getting soaking wet,” she said during the interview with Kimmel. “At 15, I was in 10th grade. So that’s sort of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works.”
Kimmel laughed, adding, “That’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work. Some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”
Fans across social media demanded an apology from Hollywood on Fox’s behalf, and expressed their outrage that Kimmel would trivialize such an incident.
What are the details?
On Monday, Fox, 34, made an announcement on Instagram insisting that some details of her experience with Bay were “lost in the retelling of the events.”
“I know that a discussion has erupted online surrounding some of my experiences in Hollywood and the subsequent mishandling of this information by the media and society in general,” she wrote. “While I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support, I do feel I need to clarify some of the details as they have been lost in the retelling of the events and cast a sinister shadow that doesn’t really, in my opinion, belong. At least not where it’s currently being projected.”
She continued, “I was around 15 or 16 years old when I was an extra in Bad Boys II. There are multiple interviews where I shared the anecdote of being chosen for the scene and the conversations that took place surrounding it. It’s important to note, however, that when I auditioned for Transformers I was 19 or 20.”
“I did ‘work’ (me pretending to know how to hold a wrench) on one of Michael’s Ferrari’s [sic] during one of the audition scenes,” she admitted. “It was at the Platinum Dunes studio parking lot, there were several other crew members and employees present and I was at no point undressed or anything similar.”
She added that she was not underage for “this particular audition story,” and was not forced to wash someone’s cars in a sense that was “extraneous from the material in the actual script.”
“I hope that whatever opinions are formed around these episodes will at least be seeded in the facts of the events,” she continued.
Fox went on to thank her fans and supporters, saying that these particular instances are not the ones with which the public should take issue.
“There are many names that deserve to be going viral in cancel culture right now, but they are safely stored in the fragmented recesses of my heart,” she wrote. “[W]hen it comes to my direct experiences with Michael, and Steven [Spielberg] for that matter, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner.”
Fox’s post has received more than 275,000 likes at the time of this writing.
In the song “Christmastime in the LBC,” the singer refers to Santa Claus as the “fat n***** in a sleigh giving sh** away,” refers to Jesus as the “n***** in the manger,” and mocks black culture, saying, “I told that motherf****r Santa, bring a pick for my afro.”
“Me and my n***** down in LBC, we’ll smoke that motherf****r Christmas tree,” Kimmel says in the song, Fox News reported.
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Steven examines the recent push to cancel Jimmy Kimmel for using the n-word. He reflects on Muhammad Ali’s legacy as a civil rights icon who also had a history of supporting Republicans—joined by guest Walt Heyer, who identified as a woman for eight years and has now transitioned back to male. YouTube has censored Heyer for his critique of the radical trans agenda.
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Fox News’ Kat Timpf was forced to apologize after making a joke about comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s summer-long break.
Kimmel announced last week that he would be taking the summer off to spend more time with his family.
His abrupt hiatus follows the backlash that resulted from recently resurfaced video in which Kimmel dressed up in blackface and appeared to mock the intelligence of a former NBA player.
What are the details?
Timpf appeared on Fox News’ “Greg Gutfield Show,” where the two personalities discussed Kimmel’s upcoming break and pointed out that it’s nearly as hard to take care of a cat as of a child.
“As a childless metropolitan woman in her thirties, I can’t stand why having kids is always the only reason you can get out of whatever you want and people can’t say anything,” she said. “You know what, I’ve got to give my cat heart medicine every night, all right? That’s pretty hard.”
“Sometimes kids need medicine, but it’s a lot harder to hold down a cat than a kid,” she joked. “Babies don’t have claws, and if they do, you should see a priest.”
Timpf explained that she had no idea about Kimmel’s family situation.
“Oh, I didn’t know that,” a visibly shaken Timpf said. “Sorry.”
She expounded on her apology later during the segment.
“First of all, I’m very sorry for what I said in the last segment,” she said. “I was just trying to make a lighthearted joke. I had no idea. I’m sorry to Jimmy Kimmel, and I am sorry to America. I had no idea, and I’m very sorry. I’m an idiot.”
Needless to say, Timpft took a lot of flak on social media for her remarks.
One user wrote, “[W]ell, aren’t you just the ignorant and heartless piece of human waste. So quick to try and belittle someone for wanting to take care of their child … with a serious heart condition. Sorry, doesn’t compare to giving a cat meds.”
Another added, “Holy s***, that ‘joke’ about Kimmel’s kid was epic. It showed your true self. A hack willing to go on Fox to be the funny girl that’s not funny at all. The look on your face was amazing.”
Many social media users, however, were quick to defend Timpf and her innocent ignorance.
“Cancel culture at it again. Most of you commenting didn’t watch the show or the next segment where she apologized profusely. Media manipulation,” one user wrote.
Another added, “She was horrified when she realized her jokes for using kids as a get out of work free card fell flat because she’s was unaware of Kimmel’s sons illness Kat is really sweet She just crawled into herself with grief over the situation Her face couldn’t hide it She apologized.”
“I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family,” Kimmel said. “There’s nothing wrong. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off.”
Many wondered if Kimmel was taking time off to allow the heat die down over resurfaced video clips of him in blackface doing an exaggerated impersonation of former Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone, especially since this has been the summer of canceling people.
On the heels of Kimmel’s blackface controversy, another old clip has emerged that shows the progressive TV host in a very negative light.
A clip from an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” went viral this weekend, showing Kimmel laughing while actress Megan Fox explains how director Michael Bay sexualized her as a 15-year-old.
In the clip that has more than 3.3 million views in less than 24 hours, Fox is telling the story of the first time she worked with Bay on a movie. Fox, who had just turned 15-years-old at the time, was cast in the 2003 buddy cop flick “Bad Boys II.” Fox, who was in 10th grade at the time, was cast as a bikini-clad dancer.
“The first time I ever worked with [Bay], actually, I had just turned 15 and I was an extra in ‘Bad Boys II,'” Fox told Kimmel. “They were shooting this club scene, and they brought me in, and I was wearing a stars-and-stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and, like, six-inch heels.”
“He approved it, and they said, ‘You know, Michael, she’s 15, so you can’t sit her at the bar, and she can’t have a drink in her hand,'” Fox said. “So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet.”
The crowd and Kimmel laugh, and he said, “Perfectly wholesome.”
“At 15, I was in 10th grade,” Fox said. Kimmel laughingly said, “Wow.”
“So that’s sort of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works,” Fox added. Kimmel replied, “Yeah, well, that’s really a microcosm of how all of our minds work, but some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”
Fox would later appear in Bay’s “Transformers” movie in 2007. Fox reportedly had to do her audition at Bay’s house, where she washed his Ferrari as he filmed her.
“[Fox] told me she went to director Michael Bay’s house to audition and he made her wash his Ferrari while he filmed her. She said she didn’t know what had happened to that footage,” The Guardian reported in 2009. “When I put it to Bay himself, he looked suitably abashed. ‘Er, I don’t know where it is either.'”
Fox said that Bay and several cast members of the 2009 “Transformers” movie “Revenge of the Fallen” were at her “five-hour” wardrobe fitting.
“The process of picking those outfits—I don’t have much of a say,” she said. “Mike [Bay] was auditioning Ramon [Rodriguez] and some of the other characters, and there was just a room full of men upstairs in his office—it was Shia, Ramon, two other actors, and [Bay]—and I had to, like, come up and down [the stairs] and knock on the door and try on all my wardrobe, and I had, like, 18 different outfits. It was white-jean shorts, a pink belly-shirt, motorcycle boots, and we went through a whole thing. Mike was selecting them in the process of auditioning.”
On Thursday, Kimmel announced his summer leave, citing the need for a “couple of months off.”
In a video announcement from his home studio, Kimmel said, “I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family. There’s nothing wrong. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off.”
The 52-year-old TV host added, “While I’m gone, a cavalcade of very kind and capable people will be filling in for me.”
The guest-hosted episodes will begin after Independence Day weekend on July 6, The Hill reported.
Kimmel is slated to host the Emmy Awards on ABC on Sept. 20.
In a parody video from Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” Kimmel can be seen doing an exaggerated impersonation of black former Utah Jazz basketball star Karl Malone.
Kimmel was co-host of “The Man Show,” which ran from 1999-2004.
During the video, Kimmel speaks with a defined speech impediment and acts in a manner that suggests he believes Malone is unintelligent.
Kimmel hasn’t been the only one under such a microscope for performing in blackface: Earlier this month, a similar video of TV host Jimmy Fallon resurfaced in which he was performing as black comedian Chris Rock.
A spokesperson for Fallon pointed TheBlaze to a statement from Fallon on the video.
“There is no excuse for this,” Fallon said in a statement. “I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
Flashback: Jimmy Kimmel in Blackface Mocking Black Athletes
Jimmy Kimmel devoted a sizable portion of his Monday night monologue blasting President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence — and particularly those who support the president — over “hundreds of horrible, hateful, sometimes violent, Twitter and Facebook posts” directed at the late-night TV host in the wake of a “manipulated” video he aired of Pence distributing coronavirus masks to a nursing home.
What’s the background?
Kimmel made big headlines last week when he lampooned Pence with video that appeared to show the vice president carrying empty boxes — that were supposed to contain personal protective equipment — to a rehabilitation center as a stunt for the cameras.
Only problem is the clip Kimmel used was deceptively edited. The complete video shows Pence at the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia, delivering full boxes for several minutes before the point in Kimmel’s video of choice. What’s more Twitter reportedly labeled the video Kimmel used “manipulated media.”
With that, Kimmel issued a pretend apology Friday afternoon: “It would appear that [Pence] was joking about carrying empty boxes for a staged publicity stunt. The full video reveals that he was carrying full boxes for a staged publicity stunt. My apologies. I know how dearly this administration values truth.”
It ain’t over
One might assume things calmed down after that — but not according to Kimmel, who complained during his Monday monologue that Trump tweeted on Mother’s Day about him airing the Pence video.
Kimmel also said he got “an email from the vice president’s office requesting that I apologize on air. On Twitter wasn’t enough, I guess. They wanted it on air. Because this is what they’re thinking about while thousands of Americans are dying every day: jokes from late-night talk show hosts.”
Of the Pence video he showed Kimmel offered, “How anyone can tell when Mike Pence is joking, I don’t know. I didn’t know, because I’d only watched part of the video. It turns out there were 29 minutes of this on C-SPAN that apparently indicate he was joking about carrying the empty boxes for the cameras, which, again, I didn’t know because I don’t have the mental endurance it requires to watch Mike Pence deliver boxes for 29 minutes on C-SPAN. But I should have watched the whole thing, I guess. Bottom line is: I was wrong. He was joking. I didn’t know. I made a mistake.”
Anyway, Kimmel reserved his most biting commentary for those he said wished death on him and his family over the fake video.
“Apologizing to the Trump administration for spreading untruth is like apologizing to Barry Bonds for using steroids,” he began. “It’s hard, but the outrage from the MAGA hats, the outpouring of venom, was disgusting — stupid, too — but mostly disgusting … Some of these lunatics have the audacity to use the word ‘Christian’ in their bios, but that didn’t stop them from wishing death on me, on my family, on my son — some of them said they hope my son dies. They threatened my wife. There were hundreds of horrible, hateful, sometimes violent, Twitter and Facebook posts because I showed what they kept calling a doctored video.”
Kimmel insisted it “was not a doctored video, by the way — we didn’t do anything to it” before quipping that “doctors are the people Donald Trump doesn’t listen to, and doctored videos are something Donald Trump posts all the time. Some of his paid campaign ads are doctored videos that had to be removed for violating the rules about that sort of thing.”
He then hit back again at Trump supporters: “These people who blindly pledge their allegiance to Donald Trump instead of this country are so — their hypocrisy runs so deep they don’t even seem to be aware of it anymore.”
Kimmel also mockingly asked Pence to apologize on behalf of Trump for a lengthy list of “perversions of decency and democracy,” although many of them have long since been debunked, such as Russian collusion, illegal immigrant families separated at the border — which started with former President Barack Obama’s administration — and the continuing lie that Trump supported neo-Nazis after the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots.
“But OK, you know what? It was my mistake,” Kimmel noted, again in non-apology mode. “I do apologize to the vice president, again, for spreading misinformation about him. Spreading misinformation is their thing, and I stepped on their toes.”
Jimmy Kimmel’s Quarantine Monologue – Jimmy Responds to Pence & Trump
Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel isn’t one to let an opportunity to dunk on a conservative slip past his 5 o’clock shadow, is he?
Indeed, his leftist bent was in full effect Thursday night when he lampooned Mike Pence by using video that appeared to show the vice president carrying empty boxes — that were supposed to contain personal protective equipment — to a rehabilitation center as a stunt for the cameras.
What did Kimmel say?
“Here he is with no mask on wheeling boxes of PPEs into a health care center and doing his best to lift them,” Kimmel says in his segment. “What a hero. Just barely in the door. And since it was goin’ so well — and also because he didn’t realize he had a mic on — Magic Mike decided to keep it going. Listen in closely here.”
With that, a man on the video is heard telling Pence, “Those are empty, sir. We’re good to go,” and Pence replying, “Well, can I carry the empty ones? Just for the camera?”
Cut back to Kimmel who quipped, “Mike Pence pretending to carry empty boxes of PPEs into a hospital is the perfect metaphor for who he is and what he’s doing. A big box of nothin’ delivering another box of nothin’.”
Only problem is the clip Kimmel used was deceptively edited. The complete video shows Pence at the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia, delivering full boxes for several minutes before the point in Kimmel’s video of choice.
Well, Kimmel got called out for his faux pas. What’s more, Shelby Talcott of the Daily Caller tweeted Friday afternoon that a “Twitter spokesperson confirmed to me that @jimmykimmel‘s doctored video of Mike Pence (spread by @mattmfm) has been labeled as ‘manipulated media.'” Ouch.
And believe it or not, the celeb who got a pass from the left for resurfaced clips of him donning blackface actually issued an apology.
Albeit, it was a Kimmel kind of apology:
“It would appear that [Pence] was joking about carrying empty boxes for a staged publicity stunt,” Kimmel wrote Friday afternoon. “The full video reveals that he was carrying full boxes for a staged publicity stunt. My apologies. I know how dearly this administration values truth.”
How did folks on Twitter react?
Well, Kimmel may as well have jumped into the shark’s mouth with Quint, because Twitter commenters absolutely shredded him:
“I know I shared false information and lied, but rather than apologize, I’ll just double down. Bold move.”
“Take the L.”
“It was obvious that he was joking. It’s also obvious that you’re a joke.”
“Lmao you can’t even get an apology right.”
“Jimmy you’re a douche bag!”
“Backhanded apologies are just the best.”
“Wow and I thought you had no credibility before…”
Jimmy Kimmel, late-night host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” blasted Trump-supporting protesters during a Monday night monologue, questioning everything from their intellect to their intent.
What are the details?
Kimmel, delivering his monologue from his multimillion-dollar home in the Los Angeles area, said that demonstrators protesting the state’s stay-at-home orders are “crazy right-wing” voters.
“People are getting restless,” he said. “Especially the people who aren’t too bright. In Florida, on Saturday, I saw the hashtag #FloridaMorons was trending and thought, well, this could mean a lot of things.”
Pointing to the Florida governor’s decision to open the beaches in Jacksonville, Kimmel said, “[O]f course no one followed the rules. Fortunately, there are no old people living in Florida who might be at risk.”
He then took a swipe at another southern state — Georgia — in an apparent swipe at country culture.
“The governor of Georgia is planning to reopen tattoo parlors and bowling alleys this week,” he added. “Which I think that’s on their state flag, right?”
Kimmel then went on to address the stay-at-home protests taking place across America.
“There were some very creative signs that illustrated this plight,” he mocked. “Many are experiencing so powerfully, like, ‘I need a haircut. Massage is essential. Jesus is my vaccine.'”
He continued, “In Denver, Colorado, there was a standoff between protesters and an angry health care worker. Well, you know what they say: It ain’t over till the fat lady screams crazy, right-wing talking points at a medical professional who’s trying to save her family’s lives.”
Kimmel said the big reason people are feeling so emboldened to stand up for their rights is because of President Donald Trump.
“[O]ur president is encouraging them,” he insisted. “Despite everyone who works for him telling people to stay at home. Despite the official White House mandate being shelter-in-place, over the weekend, the guy who runs the White House tweeted, ‘Liberate Michigan, liberate Minnesota, and liberate Virginia.'”
He continued, “I’m starting to think that these characters who support Trump might be suicidal. They seem to fight the hardest for the things that will kill them. They want freedom to gather in large groups during an epidemic. They want guns. They want pollution. I figured it out. They want to die and they’re taking us down with them.”
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel mocked Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday night after President Donald Trump announced that Pence would lead the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Why is Mike Pence in charge?” Kimmel asked. “What is his plan to stop the virus, abstinence?” Kimmel quipped in reference to Pence’s adherence to moral values.
“I think Trump might be trying to kill him. I really do,” Kimmel added.
The comedian also suggested that Pence is nothing but a flunky for President Trump.
“I hope the virus isn’t spread by kissing ass, because if it is, they’ve got the wrong guy,” he said mockingly.
Kimmel is just the latest progressive in the public eye to pile on to the vice president after it was announced he would lead the effort to contain the virus in America.
In the day following the announcement fury ensued from Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning political pundits alike, who attacked Pence for being “anti-science.”
In a tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said bluntly: “Mike Pence literally does not believe in science.”
“It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic. This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have,” she added.
Also on Twitter, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said: “Mike Pence is not an upgrade. Putting a guy in charge of a deadly major pandemic who doesn’t believe in science and thinks smoking doesn’t cause cancer is…well…NOT A GREAT IDEA.”
CNN ran an op-ed on the decision, titled, “Mike Pence is exactly the wrong guy for this job.”
A report from the Independent went as far as to note that Pence “is also a longtime climate change sceptic, and has often expressed doubt about the theory of evolution.”
As fear grows over the potential mass spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., critics have expressed concerns over the way Trump has initially responded, accusing him of downplaying the dangers. But the latest attacks on Pence may strike hearers as less about safety and more about disagreement with the vice president’s belief system.
After all, this is not the first time Pence has come under fire from the left for his faith and moral standards.
in 2017, progressives panned Pence for his practice of not going out to dinner with another woman without his wife, Karen, being present. Last year, critics pounced on him once again after news broke that his wife would gain employment at a Christian school as an art teacher.