'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' viewers liken host to Ellen DeGeneres, say he only helps those who 'kiss his rich a**'
Ever since the Covid-19 hit the nation, all celebrities and television networks have been creating awareness and raising funds through virtual events and more. And 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' is no different. Going live from his house, every night, Kimmel invites a guest to have a fun chat and direct the proceeds from the episode towards any of the charities to help the victims or those in crisis.
On Thursday, May 21, Kimmel invited Kevin Hart who is supporting the charity Feeding America and help communities suffering in need of food during the pandemic. While on the chat, Kimmel honored a nurse from Philadelphia as the Healthcare Hero of the week. The healthcare worker treats people whose treatment is not covered by insurance. After exchanging a few whats and hows with her, Kimmel and Hart helped her with a donation of $10,000, which she could use for her social work.
While this noble gesture made many people proud, some social media users felt this to be a discriminatory move, saying he only helps those who talk highly of him. One such viewer compared the host with Ellen DeGeneres and remarked, “I dunno... you are like Ellen DeGeneres... you call n reach out to "normal" people... and you give money to people who praise you, just like Ellen... how about reach out to people who don't kiss your rich ass...#JimmyKimmelLiveFromHisHouse”
"@jimmykimmel @KevinHart4real it’s great that you are supporting those that are front line hero’s but what about the millions and millions out of work, not earning a paycheck because of covid?#CoronavirusUSA #Covid_19 #COVIDIDIOTS," added another.
A viewer commented, “Jimmy Kimmel is a moron not qualified to clean a physician's feet”.
But that’s not all. Viewers were also upset with Kimmel on his comments and reactions to President Trump’s announcement of taking hydroxychloroquine. Taking off from where he left in the previous episodes, Kimmel also joked in his opening monologue about how the President was taking the drug, which he shared with the press during his tour to Michigan. A viewer tweeted, saying, “#jimmykimmel is so left leaning and prejudiced it makes me sick! What a POS”.
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ now airs every weeknight at 11.35 pm right from his home.