Calls are mounting for Disney to fire Jimmy Kimmel, amid controversy surrounding the host’s use of blackface and the n-word.
Kimmel’s misdemeanors date back decades, yet networks have fired other people for less.
The calls against Kimmel are politically motivated in part, with Fox News digging up Kimmel’s use of the n-word from 1996.
Jimmy Kimmel is facing calls for his “cancellation,” after media emerged of the TV host admitting to using the n-word.
Kimmel had already attracted criticism this week for a skit in which he appeared in blackface. Now, the news of Kimmel using the n-word makes the host’s situation even worse. As does the resurfacing of an inappropriate 2009 interview with a then-15-year-old Megan Fox.
In the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, calls are now mounting online for Disney to fire Kimmel as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
This may arguably be an overreaction stoked up by Kimmel’s critics on the right. But when networks have fired people for less, it’s hard to see how Kimmel can keep his job.
Jimmy Kimmel: N-Word, Blackface, Implied Pedophilia