Eye Roll: Jimmy Kimmel Gets Flack For Past Blackface Sketches; His Response Is To Take Cheap Shots At Conservatives
(Tea Party 247) – You know, most children used to be taught that when they are caught with their hand in the cookie jar, they should expect to be disciplined and the response to that discipline better be a contrite heart. It seems, however, that modern generations get busted doing what they ought not do and instead of taking responsibility for their actions and offering an honest apology, they try to pass the buck to someone else.
Because no one these days is directly responsible for their own behavior. In a victim centric culture it’s always someone else’s fault.
After catching quite a bit of flack for using blackface in previous comedy sketches, late night host Jimmy Kimmel decided to break his silence over the criticism and release a statement. Instead of putting on his big boy pants and just saying he was sorry for being a hypocrite and doing something others, especially those in his own movement, find offensive, he decided to play the victim himself and point fingers at conservatives.
Check out the details from The Daily Wire:
On Tuesday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel broke his silence concerning his past donning of blackface in old “Man Show” sketches, though he did not explicitly address reports of his alleged use of the N-word on a past Christmas album.
In a statement released Tuesday, the embattled “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host took shots at folks on the right, whom he identified as “those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” while offering his apologizes to those “offended” by his actions.
“I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” the statement started, “That delay was a mistake. There is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke.”
“On KROQ radio in the mid-90s, I did a recurring impression of the NBA player Karl Malone. In the late 90s, I continued impersonating Malone on TV. We hired makeup artists to make me look as much like Karl Malone as possible,” Kimmel admitted. “I never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being, one that had no more to do with Karl’s skin color than it did his bulging muscles and bald head.”
“Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing,” he continued, “and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices.”
Kimmel is frustrated that someone would dare question his commitment to racial activism after being busted for doing something that was, well, racist? Does he not even realize how absurd that sounds? Did he read this back to himself? He probably should’ve read this back to himself. Maybe he could have caught the ridiculousness of it and made adjustments accordingly.
The host noted that he has “evolved and matured” since his past infractions, a commentary that runs counter to the Left’s so-called “cancel culture” rules that suggest no such change is possible.
“I know that this will not be the last I hear of this and that it will be used again to try to quiet me,” Kimmel said. “I love this country too much to allow that. I won’t be bullied into silence by those who feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas.”
Just one day earlier, Kimmel, who consistently preaches left-wing politics and smears the president as racist, was pummeled in the press over reports that he used the N-word multiple times in a song for a Christmas album recorded in 1996, though, ironically, as noted by The Daily Wire, “Kimmel previously pressed actor Tom Arnold to release an alleged ‘N-word’ tape of President Donald Trump, which has not materialized.”
Conveniently, Kimmel announced he’d be taking the summer off after these sketches suddenly resurfaced.
“I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family,” Kimmel said last week. “There’s nothing wrong. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off.”
— Yashar Ali(@yashar) June 23, 2020
The hypocrisy here is mind-blowing. Why hasn’t Kimmel been fired from the network over this? If he was a conservative, he’d already be out on the curb. I guess if you are in the right crowd of people and obey the orders of your puppet master pulling your strings, then you can get away with a lot of things.