While In Black Face, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Insulted The Intelligence of African-American Athletes
Jimmy Kimmel, who has been lauded as the “conscience of America,” has an interesting past. Prior to becoming a social justice warrior on his weeknight comedy show on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel was the co-host of The Man Show on Comedy Central.
The Man Show regularly contained what Kimmel would likely attack as misogynistic content if it were made today. It also hosted its fair share of racially charged content. A recently unveiled video clip from 2000 shows Kimmel impersonating black NBA player Karl Malone while wearing black face.
In the video, he stereotypes black people as unintelligent, mispronouncing a number of words throughout the video. He is also in black face, something that would make Kimmel’s own head explode these days.
The unearthing of this video is relevant in recent days following the cancellation of the reboot of Roseanne Barr’s show Roseanne on ABC, also home of Kimmel’s late night program.
Rosanne was cancelled due to a Tweet from Barr about former adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarett stating:
“If muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
Despite the fact that Barr has no history of racism, it was immediately attacked as racist, without even welcoming a response. She eventually did respond, stating that it was a joke, which was not enough for ABC not to cancel her show.
Put this in comparison with Kimmel, who has a history of racially charged humor, and has continued that history by making insensitive jokes about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.
The double standard in this situation is extremely clear. If you aren’t a leftist, the bar for acceptable jokes is much lower than those who call themselves “progressive.” Roseanne is just one of many countless cases of character assassination by vindictive leftists masking their hatred with “social justice.”
When will ABC cancel Kimmel’s show?