#CancelKimmel: Angry Internet says Jimmy Kimmel 'worse than KKK' as 2013 N-word and blackface controversy resurface
An old clip from a 2013 podcast has resurfaced where Kimmel admitted that he used the N-word while imitating rapper Snoop Dogg's voice for a track in a 1996 Christmas album
Racism, sexism and police brutality are some burning topics on the Internet and with that, the cancel culture is growing stronger by the day. The latest celebrity to have been thrown under the bus is television host, comedian, writer and producer Jimmy Kimmel. Best known for hosting the Emmy Awards and Academy Awards, he is also the host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC on January 26, 2003.
An old clip from a 2013 podcast has resurfaced where Kimmel admitted that he used the N-word while imitating rapper Snoop Dogg's voice for a track in a 1996 Christmas album and also imitated the voice of black comedian George Wallace, in what host Adam Carolla called Kimmel's "crazy black voice". Fox News obtained the audio from the Christmas album, 'A Family Christmas In Your A**' from the 'Kevin & Bean' radio show.
Ever since the news surfaced on social media, it went viral and people couldn't stop talking about how Kimmel needs to pack his bags. In no time, the hashtag #CancelKimmel started trending on Twitter. "I’m not surprised Jimmy Kimmel said the N-word multiple times. I’ve directed tons of celebrities. Been to the parties, been in their trailers and been on set with them. The truth: The loudest woke voices in public are some of the most screwed up people you can imagine in private," one said and another posted, "Jimmy Kimmel is a racist. Uses n-word. Does Disney support this?"
All set to host the Emmy Awards this year, Kimmel recently said that he's taking the summer off amid a brewing blackface controversy and he has not apologized for the fiasco yet. One fan said, "Kevin Hart had to give up hosting the Oscars for decade-old tweets yet Jimmy Kimmel did multiple sketches in blackface & gets to host the 2020 Emmys. huh." Another posted, "Jimmy Kimmel needs to apologize for blackface sketch, not take a vacation."
Calling him a "racist fraud", one Twitter user said, "Jimmy Kimmel is a RACIST fraud who used the N-word multiple times in a recently released video. Let’s give Jimmy a taste of his own medicine and cancel his awful show! #CancelKimmel." One even went on to write, "The only way to truly #cancelkimmel is to undo every political idea he ever had. If you don't support repealing Obamacare you support Jimmy Kimmel's racism. Obamacare is white supremacy."
"Yet you, Jimmy Kimmel, think it is ok to impersonate a black comedian and say the N-word back in 1996? #CancelKimmel," one posted and another said, "#CancelKimmel he is a racist, he is worse than a KKK member, because he is trying to hide behind caring about black people while being a racist at heart! #BlackLivesMatter #BlackTwitter." One even asked ABC their thoughts on the matter. "@ABCNetwork what is your position on Jimmy Kimmel’s disgraceful history of racist behavior his show should be canceled and he should take responsibility for his actions #cancelkimmel disgraceful double standards should not be tolerated."
Amid all the hatred, several fans stood up for the host and said that he is a "good man". "I believe Jimmy Kimmel is a good man, even given his past mistakes. I've also done things of which I'm ashamed. Each of us is more than the worst thing we've done. This is a lesson we have to learn as a people: mercy. People are good & bad. If you #CancelKimmel, #CancelMeToo," one tweet read. One Twitter user posted, "Jimmy Kimmel is a hypocritical hack. And all the same people who hate cancel culture and joke policing are hypocritical hacks when they try to get him fired. Just be consistent in your principles for once ffs," and another said, "The pros of piling on Jimmy Kimmel vastly outweigh the cons." While the Internet is going crazy over canceling the celebrity, many are wondering if it's right to do that for a person's past mistakes.