Jimmy Kimmel Reads Mean Tweets from Angry Viewers (VIDEO)
So Jimmy Kimmel angered some viewers after a segment last week in which he had several doctors film a PSA encouraging parents to vaccinate their children. Naturally, Kimmel has a bigger stake in this matter than simply as a comedian, since his infant daughter only just recently became old enough to be vaccinated.
Still, anti-vaxxers were up in arms over Kimmel’s PSA, and took to Twitter to vent their frustration. On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Kimmel read the tweets as part of a new installment of Mean Tweets focused entirely on bashing him. Some of the highlights (well, lowlights, really):
“@jimmykimmel It’s blatantly clear you were handed a script by ppl who make billions from vaccines. How very original of you. #sellout”
“@jimmykimmel is a disgusting boil on the ass of ‘entertainment’ IGNORANT!”
“IMHO Jimmy Kimmel @JimmyKimmelLive is worse than the Priests abusing Boys and Bill Cosby drugging Girls #Boycott @ABC”
In showing how ridiculous this “hot button topic that shouldn’t be a hot button topic” is, Kimmel sounds out Jack and Becky, the “anti-vaccination crusaders,” to ask people on the streets about “a child’s right to choose.” It’s an amusing and eye-opening segment overall, and one of the more interesting bits I’ve seen from Jimmy Kimmel Live in some time. No matter which side of the vaccination fence you fall on, it’s worth checking out.
Watch the full Mean Tweets segment below: