Skip to comments.Jimmy Kimmel Defends Lack of Harvey Weinstein Jokes: I’m Not the ‘Moral Conscience of America’
Posted on 10/13/2017 11:31:51 AM PDT by EdnaMode
After he spoke out so forcefully on both health care and gun control over the past month, many late-night viewers might have expected Jimmy Kimmel do the same about the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. When he didnt, Kimmels right-wing critics including Donald Trump Jr. were quick to accuse him of liberal bias. Was he protecting the Democratic donor and his fellow Hollywood elite in a way he would never do for Donald Trump?
Kimmel pushed back hard on those assertions on Friday during an interview with Good Morning Americas Amy Robach to promote his upcoming week of Brooklyn tapings, during which he also welcomed the idea of having President Trump on his show. Maybe this is crazy, but I feel like I could turn him around on a couple of things, he said.
Starting with the presidents son, the late-night host said, Well, hes an idiot. This is an imbecile whose job seems to be tweeting, as far as I can tell.
First of all, the Harvey Weinstein thing, people like this false equivalence of thats somehow equivalent to what happened in Las Vegas, Kimmel added, arguing that the alleged assault of dozens of women does not deserve the same reaction as the killing of nearly 60 people. He said that Weinstein is not a friend of mine, adding, I'm not in the movie business. As a once and future Oscar host who is friends with many of the movie stars in Weinsteins orbit, that claim is a hard one to buy.
And I'll add that that story came out like I think moments before we went to tape on Thursday and we didn't have a show on Friday, Kimmel continued.
While The Daily Shows Trevor Noah managed to work a throwaway joke about Weinstein into his Thursday night show last week, Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden all did not cover it until Monday. John Oliver was the first host to fully address it Sunday night. But even when Kimmel did finally talk about Weinstein on Monday, he used the story more as a tool to go after Trump Jr. than anything else. Next time youre defending your father and you think its a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly accused sexual predator, dont. It doesnt help, Kimmel told him, before delivering one joke about Weinstein just to prove that he could.
On GMA, Kimmel went on to accuse gun nuts of trying take any comedy bit I did out of context and use it as some kind of proof that he is not an ally for women, including some pretty gross moments from The Man Show. They're saying that I'm calling myself the moral conscience of America, which I most certainly never did and most certainly never would, he declared.
Kimmel is probably telling the truth when he says he never set out to become the moral conscience of America, and we should not necessarily expect a late-night host to embody that role. On the two recent occasions that he did decide to speak out, it was because of a personal connection to those issues. His baby sons open-heart surgery turned him into a health care advocate and his own childhood connection to Las Vegas made him feel for that city.
His decision not to spend a similar amount of time on Weinstein seems to confirm that the issue of sexual misconduct does not hold a similar place in his heart. Fortunately, other hosts particularly Samantha Bee and Seth Meyers have picked up the slack.
Kimmel is a smarmy little weasel.
Translation: “I only say what my masters tell me to say.”
Isn’t this the dude who admonished us against nuking ObamaCare, and who was calling for gun control?
Make up your mind, Kimmel. If you have one.
He’s a well paid putz. That is all.
Everything else second
Thou shalt not go against The Party
This sounds like the old late night excuse for why they had few jokes about Obama — “He’s a very serious man. There’s just nothing funny about Barack or Michelle. They are just great, great people. We can’t find anything to make fun of.”
I refuse to watch The Jimmy Kimmel Estrogen Hour.
Yup, he is a puppet.
He’s on record sexually harassing strangers for laughs.
Yeah, they weren’t allowed to make jokes about Obama because they didn’t want to be called “racist.”
God help us if he was.
Befuddled at best.
So, we are to assume that Kimmel never commented or joked about the Trump / Billy Bush “pussy grabbing” tape?
What a colossal worm.
Because in his twisted world, law abiding firearms owners are anathema as opposed to a real deviant like Weinstein.
Translation: “Chuck Schumer didn’t send me any talking points yet!”
Kimmel is German for “dumbass”. /s
Excuse me while I gag!!!
What a little creep!
Freakin hypocrite!! Burn already!!! These bastards are serial!!!!
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