Jimmy Kimmel’s unique brand of comedy seems to be showing off how much of a jerk he is. While most comedians punch up, or use self-deprecating humor, Kimmel prefers to attack the average person who disagrees with his liberal politics. On his Monday night show though, he took it a step too far, actually making fun of people in red states who have died from coronavirus.
The late night comedian led into the cruel “jokes” showing sympathy for President Biden.
“Being president is not a fun job right now. Climate change. Murder hornets. And, of course, the relentlessly maddening fact that Biden has to ask people to take a lifesaving vaccine. It’s like if we were skydiving and he had to convince us to open our parachutes. It is ridiculous,” he whined before singling out Republicans for not taking the vaccine:
“This is an interesting statistic. Covid deaths have proven to be much higher in states that voted for Trump,” he noted, before insulting Trump voters as stupid hicks:
“Basically, if your state has more GEDs than PhDs, stay indoors. Of the 54,000 Americans who’ve died from Covid since the start of the Summer, almost 1 in 5 of them died in Florida. Which my God, all those orphan ferrets. It’s a shame,” he mocked.
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Afterwards, Kimmel noted it wasn’t just “the right-wing nuts” defying science but also “wellness influencers.”
As David Rutz at Fox News pointed out, the shameless Kimmel had more sympathy for a lion in Zimbabwe shot by an American tourist in 2015, getting teary about it during a monologue on his show, even prompting his viewers to donate to a wildlife conservation organization. But dead Republicans? That’s funny to the cruel and classless comedian.
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LifeNews Note: Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center where this originally appeared.