Late night television is on late at night for a good reason. There are higher standards for prime time TV, which is likely to be consumed by a much broader audience of people, including the young and innocent. For a long time television has been getting worse as far as objectionable content, but some would say that late night comedians have gone too far.
While the ratings dictate what most comedians do with their shows, it would have been nice to assume that they had some boundaries that they weren’t willing to cross. And that idea was perpetuated by the trending #metoo movement when people like Jimmy Kimmel tried very hard to make the world see them as virtuous and above reproach.
However, as it turns out that virtue only extends to those whose political beliefs align with their own since they’re willing to take any cheap shot they want at the First Family, namely the First Lady, Melania Trump. Kimel has now taken it too far though, as Fox News reports, there’s now a petition to boycott his show after he made fun of the FLOTUS’s reading at the Easter Egg Roll:
“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 attacks 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.
“We may not get him kicked off the air. But we can send a message that these attacks on our First Lady will NOT be tolerated!”
– Online petition against ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“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.
As previously reported just days ago, this slippery slope has been in progress for some time. It’s particularly disheartening when it’s pointed at an individual who’s dedicating her life to public service, but it’s not a new concept on the part of comedians:
“Over the last several years, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has moved away from his typical comedic routines to political activism. Instead of Kimmel’s shows being a program for light-hearted laughs and jokes, it has become a launch pad for numerous attacks on Republicans, the second amendment, and of course, President Trump. However, Kimmel has not stopped there with his vicious attacks and has now set his sights on bullying Melania Trump in a series of bizarre insults towards the First Lady. Though it appears that Kimmel went too far with his latest barrage of insults flung at Melania and immediately received terrible news when walking backstage after his most recent broadcast that should stop his nasty attacks for good.
There was a time in our country where comedy on network television used to be funny, but now it is often used just to attack conservatives, President Trump, and the even the first family. One of the worst offenders of these constant attacks on President Trump and his America first agenda, is the liberal mouthpiece, Jimmy Kimmel who has used his show as a platform to push socialist talking points. For example, when Kimmel’s son was sick he used his show to promote Obamacare, and during the tragic Las Vegas shooting, he used that air time to blast the NRA.
So, it was no surprise that this hateful “comedian” would turn his attention eventually to the recent illegal immigration debate. Over the last several months, Kimmel has stood on his show set, tearfully pleading that DACA recipients be able to stay in America since they are the future of our country. Though it appears that Kimmel only cares about illegal immigrants that may potentially vote for the Democratic party since the sub-par comedian has decided to mock Melania Trump who is a legal immigrant.”
Sean Hannity took on Kimmel when he insulted First Lady Melania Trump. Watch.
The arrogance of Kimmel’s attack is particularly disgusting because of his own history. Kimmell’s reputation is already on thin ice, and when the world sees what he used to get up to out on the street, before the launch of the #metoo movement, his fans will no doubt be too disgusted to want to keep bringing his voice into their homes.
Here’s a video segment that he took part in, presumably voluntarily, that could many any decent citizen’s stomach turn:
WARNING: Not suitable for children
This is the man that want’s to criticize a non-native English speaker for her accent and the President of the United States for not wanting to give away all the taxpayers money for a healthcare plan that will break the back of the American economy.
While he cracks jokes about the First Lady’s accent, there are parents out there knowing he asked their baby girls to grope his crotch.