Jimmy Kimmel didn’t spend his whole monologue on this political issue, it only lasted just over a minute. And the late-night host didn’t get as emotional as in the past. But on Tuesday night, Kimmel used his show as a platform again to speak to those critical of his decision to speak out with an intense message on gun control.
In reference to his words previously on the horrific Las Vegas shooting, Kimmel said, “I want to send special good wishes to those watching from Las Vegas,” Kimmel said. “You know what happened on Sunday night. I’m not going to get deep into it again tonight, I said what I had to say last night.”
He continued, “But I do want to say something to those nuts who spent most of the day on television and online attacking those of us who think we need to do something about the fact that 59 innocent people were killed,” Kimmel continued. “They say it’s inappropriate to be talking about it because it’s too soon. Well, maybe it is too soon for you because deep down inside you know—in your heart you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get any weapon they want, and now you want to cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes and you can go back to your dirty business as usual.”
Of course, this coming from the same upstanding politically minded citizen that cut his teeth sexualizing women. Don’t believe us watch the clips below. “The Man Show” aired on Comedy Central from 1999-2004 Jimmy Kimmell and Adam Carolla hosted the show. Warning this did air on Television, however, those sensitive to explicit content and sexual language be advised.
On Tuesday night the great ambassador of Late Night continued…..
“It is not too soon for us,” he added. “We’re Americans. And last time I checked, the First Amendment is at least as important as the Second Amendment.”
Jimmy Kimmel gave assurance to his audience that he would continue to keep talking about the gun issue. He added, “Shame on you for suggesting we do otherwise.”
One of the gun “nuts” that he must have been referring to was Fox News’ Sean Hannity. He used his program to single out Kimmel by name on Tuesday night. Hannity called Kimmel’s words “utterly disgraceful.”
So if you have an opinion and it’s different then Kimmel’s I guess you’re a nut. Hey, Jimmy, we are anxiously awaiting your monologue about gun violence and gun control in Chicago. Also, last time I checked we also have the right to disagree with a comedian that was made famous on a show sexualizing and depreciating women.
Which side are you on, Kimmel’s or Hannity’s?
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