Jimmy Kimmel is usually a comedic guy. I always get a kick out of the video submissions he plays where parents tell their children that they ate all the Halloween candy because ‘Jimmy Kimmel told them to.’
In many senses he is a comedian. However, in many ways, he is also an idiot.
Unfortunately, Kimmel’s son has had problems, and needed heart surgery. Once that happened, Kimmel immediately exploited the situation and has attempted to use that as an argument for his universal healthcare stance.
Now Kimmel has picked a fight with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, threatening to “pound” him when he sees him.
Daily Wire reports:
Speaking on his late-night program on Wednesday, Kimmel responded to some of the backlash to his pleas for universal healthcare and took serious issue with a statement made by Brian Kilmeade on FOX & Friends earlier that day accusing him of pushing politics on people from his privileged status as a “Hollywood elite.”
“So these politically charged Emmys may have been the lowest rated in history but that’s not stopping Hollywood elites like comedian Jimmy Kimmel for pushing their politics on the rest of the country,” said Kilmeade.
Kimmel called Brian a “creep” and said that he needs a serious pounding. Kimmel also tried to deceive people by distorting the truth. Here’s what he said:
“The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman. Oh, he’s such a fan!
He follows me on Twitter. He asked me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent, looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one.
And, you know, the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open-heart surgery and has to have two more, and because of that I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation.
I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you.”
First of all, even though Kimmel made it seem as if the club piece was recent, it was actually on a sports book written in 2003 (14 years ago) and had absolutely nothing to do with politics. Not to mention, at that time Kimmel was actually a Fox Sports host. There goes the “ass kissing” theory.
Kilmeade also thanked the late-night host for his solid work as a comedian as well his passion for the healthcare debate. He suggested that Kimmel engage in more debate with actual Republicans on the issue.
Kilmeade said, “I hope your son gets better. I hope your son gets all the care he needs,” he continued, “I’m glad you’re interested, you’re doing a great job bringing the dialogue out. But you should do what we’re doing. Talk to the people that wrote it.”
He added, “Continue to do a great job. Best luck with your son.”
Classy response if you ask me. Instead of throwing gasoline on the fire, he took the insult and wished Kimmel’s son well.
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