Jimmy Kimmel has done plenty of grandstanding lately, on everything from Obamacare to the #MeToo movement. Speaking of sexual harassment, Kimmel’s recent feud with Sean Hannity has reignited scrutiny over some of Kimmel’s actions in the past, and one video is showing he has a problem with showing women respect.
The Kimmel/Hannity feud ignited this past week after Kimmel ridiculed First Lady Melania Trump over her appearance at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. Kimmel mocked Melania’s accent and accused her of not doing the work on the event.
Hannity demanded Kimmel apologize for his remarks. Kimmel refused. Hannity continued his criticism, especially after Kimmel brought up some of the past accusations of inappropriate behavior by President Donald Trump. He also joked that Hannity was sexually attracted to the President.
Kimmel apologized earlier today for making a gay joke, but refused to apologize for mocking the First Lady. “By lampooning Sean Hannity’s deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize,” he said in a statement.
“I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady’s accent. Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings,” he also said.
Since the controversy broke, a video has resurfaced that shows Kimmel seems to have an ongoing problem with showing respect to women. In the video, featuring clips from his past television show “The Man Show,” Kimmel is shown coercing women to fondle his privates.
The video is bookended with Kimmel at the Academy Awards, claiming “We can’t let bad behavior slide anymore. The world is watching us. We need to set an example.” It ends with him crying during a recent interview.
A number of people are sharing the video to social media, asking why his advertisers haven’t pulled their ads over his continued bad behavior towards women.
Here is the video.
The video has been tweeted out to his advertisers, to shame them in their support of his show.
"We can't let bad behavior slide anymore. The world is watching us. We need to set an example"
— Maverick (@RodStryker) April 7, 2018