ABC Is Apologizing for an Unscripted Joke a Little Boy Made in a Skit on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Jimmy Kimmel is once again being criticized for one of his skits involving little kids. Earlier this month, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” featured a segment where kids pretended to be politicians and commented on the news.
At one point, Jimmy asked them, “America owes China a lot of money…how should we pay them back?” And a little boy responded, quote, “Kill everyone in China.” The line was unscripted.
Even though it was said in a playful way, Jimmy turned it into a running gag for the rest of the segment…and some people were VERY upset about that.
So, ABC has issued an apology and said that the skit will be edited out of the episode in future airings or any other distribution, including online.
The “South China Morning Post” has the clip: