Another “Jimmy Kimmel Live” skit has gotten the show into trouble.
ABC apologized for a sketch taped this month that jokingly proposed killing "everyone in China" to help solve America's financial problems.
In the piece that aired October 16, host Kimmel sat down with 6 to 7-year-old school kids to discuss the government shutdown. When asked what should be done about America's huge debts to China, a boy replied that one solution might be to "kill everyone in China.”
Kimmel chuckled and said, "That's an interesting idea."
An Asian-American activism group named 80-20 took offense and complained to the network.
ABC put out the following statement: "We offer our sincere apology. We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large. Our objective is to entertain. We took swift action to minimize the distribution of the skit by removing it from all public platforms available to us and editing it out of any future airings of the show."
Last month, another “Kimmel” skit in which two kids re-enacted a Kanye West interview angered the rapper, but West and Kimmel recently made amends when Kanye appeared on the late-night talk show.
Although there were a few tense moments, Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West finally hugged it out on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” -- thus ending their brief feud.
The late-night funnyman and the temperamental rapper made peace as they conducted a surprisingly candid conversation about the pressures of being a celebrity. Here are five of the best moments.
Before West was brought out, Kimmel denied speculation the feud was faked, like the epic twerk fail viral video he orchestrated. “I wish I had thought of that. I just didn’t. You know, honestly, I’ve been too busy masterminding the giant prank going on in Washington D.C. right now. That one is going gangbusters.”
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has extended the olive branch to Kanye West and invited him on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
ABC announced that West is scheduled to appear on Kimmel’s show on Wednesday night, where the two will most likely talk about their recent Twitter tiff.
Kanye West’s feud with Jimmy Kimmel is nothing compared to his campaign against the paparazzi. After another run-in with photographers – this time outside his house at 4 AM – West reportedly wants to press charges.
Kanye West went “DefKanye 5” on Thursday, launching a feud with Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night host aired a skit mocking the rapper’s BBC interview (scroll down to watch), inciting heated phone calls and tweets from the singer… but is the fight real or fake?
Gotcha! It turns out Jimmy Kimmel was the mastermind behind the latest viral video, “Worst Twerk Fail EVER”!The hilarious clip shows “Caitlin Heller” (aka stuntwoman Daphne Avalon) trying to film herself twerking upside down against a door when her roommate walks in, sending her crashing into a coffee table and then catching fire.
Actor Matt Damon joked with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh at the L.A. premiere of “Elysium” that he wants to take late-night host Jimmy Kimmel “off the air.”
Before late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Molly McNearney on Saturday, actress Gabourey Sidibe played a fun joke on her friend.