Jimmy Kimmel is learning a big lesson after what he did to Melania Trump. He was caught up in some nonsense making jokes about the first lady and realized the hard way that it was a very bad idea to keep going after Melania Trump with his bad jokes. It wasn’t in good humor as he seems to go after her for no reason, so it could’ve been personal to him, but only Kimmel would know the answer to that. Needless to say, his jokes about Melania were not well received and about 50,000 people let him know about it too.
Melania Trump was recently in the hospital getting surgery on her kidney, so this isn’t something she needs to deal with now, then, or ever. Of course, the first lady will always receive a bit of expected criticism being at such a high level considering she’s married to the President. After all, look at how many remarks Michelle Obama received while in the White House.
However, is it appropriate to go after the wife of the President? Should Kimmel have focused his humor on something else or kept his political humor lighter? Did his jokes come off as a personal vendetta to help target Donald?
Kimmel’s jokes were making fun of Melania’s accent. Political humor is acceptable while personal vendettas should be left out of it – but some people aren’t sure if he was just making politically incorrect jokes (something liberals tell us not to do) or he seriously has a ‘thing’ for Melania. This is probably why over 50,000 people signed a petition going after Kimmel to send a message to his network and calling for a boycott of his show.
Fox News reported: “ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s recent jokes about first lady Melania Trump are apparently offending a lot of viewers.
An online petition launched recently, calling for a boycott of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and has exceeded its goal of 50,000 signatures. Organizers say the petition will eventually be sent to “the front door of Disney/ABC Studios” Burbank, Calif.
“We may not get him kicked off the air,” the petition says. “But we can send a message that these att-cks on our First Lady will NOT be tolerated!”
Specifically, offended viewers appear to take issue with Kimmel’s jokes about the first lady’s Slovenian accent. On Monday, he mocked Melania Trump’s reading to children during a White House Easter celebration.
“Dees and dat,” Kimmel joked, of her pronunciation of “this or that.”
Kimmel’s targeting of the first lady seems to contradict the network’s recent assertions that it has captured the hearts of middle America since launching the rebooted “Roseanne” sitcom.
In fact, beleaguered ABC President Ben Sherwood trumpeted his programming acumen to the New York Times the day after “Roseanne” scored massive ratings, claiming that ABC executives had a meeting the morning after the election about how they could better reach Middle America.
But Sherwood — who insiders say is fighting for his job as ABC remains mired in fourth place — has been a particular champion of Kimmel’s over the years. When he was president of ABC News, he reportedly supported the network moving Kimmel’s low-rated late night show into the more favorable time slot long occupied by ABC News’ “Nightline.” Later, as ABC president, Sherwood would personally lobby the Academy for Kimmel to host the Oscars.
“Jimmy elevated the Emmys,” Sherwood said at the time.
It’s not clear now how Kimmel’s att-cks of the First Lady or his subsequent, s-xual jokes regarding President Trump, are elevating anything.
“’Roseanne’ is dumb luck for them. And now they think this will save their jobs. Well it won’t. It’s one show,” an ABC insider told Fox News.
For example, despite the success of that show in its first two weeks, the network still hasn’t addressed viewers’ calls for the return of “Last Man Standing,” the Tim Allen comedy that many suspect was canceled because of pro-conservative content.
In fact, it can be argued that much of ABC’s programming — and that of sister networks such as ESPN — actually steers away from the views of people in America’s heartland.
Kimmel isn’t ABC’s only star who is critical of Trump. It was previously reported that the network pays roughly $15 million per year for former Clinton White House aide George Stephanopoulos to host “Good Morning America,” despite some questioning whether he’s worth the enormous salary.”
If a right wing late night show host made fun of an immigrant for the way they speak, then they would be nearly charged with a hate crime because liberals wouldn’t tolerate it. Should conservatives tolerate it if a liberal show host makes off-color remarks? Does Jimmy Kimmel forget where he came from when he exploited women by making them jump on trampolines to show their assets bouncing? Kimmel, once known for his role on the “Man Show” and raunchy act is now making fun of people for their accent.
Should Kimmel stop making jokes about Melania Trump? Or should everyone stop being a snowflake about Kimmel’s lame jokes and realize he just stinks at his show?
Remember folks – if we complain about the jokes that a liberal says, then we stifle our own speech when they return the favor with complaints of their own.
It’s better to look at Kimmel and laugh at him – not with him and remember that whatever he says is irrelevant anyway.