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Kimmel's Disturbing Attack on Hannity Even Has Liberals Turning Against Him

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A series of tweets by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is being criticized by some liberals for his series of witter insults against Fox News host Sean Hannity that are being called homophobic.

Kimmel and Hannity began a Twitter war which had Hannity calling Kimmel “Harvey Weinstein Jr.” for some of the sexist stunts performed on “The Man Show.”

Reader discretion is advised for suggestive language.

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/982110963678629888

Kimmel struck back by saying the sexually explicit stunts were done with consent and claiming that Hannity was trivializing sexual assault.

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Kimmel then proved how enlightened he’d become in recent years by implying that the the Fox News host was in a sexually coercive relationship with the president.

Were these tweets by Jimmy Kimmel inappropriate?

Needless to say, his own side wasn’t particularly happy with Kimmel’s remarks. The biggest liberal name striking out against Kimmel was gossip columnist Perez Hilton, who is openly gay and about as liberal as it gets.

He was far from the only one on the left to question whether the tweets were homophobic.

https://twitter.com/RyanHoulihan/status/982394852775260162

https://twitter.com/RyanHoulihan/status/982453455485898752

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Even some conservatives even got in on the fun.

https://twitter.com/BerrinAndro/status/982371430774947840

Well, that didn’t go over well. It looks like the left’s personal Jesus might only have a 97 percent chance of hosting next year’s Academy Awards.

That’s the rub, however: Kimmel has mostly gotten a pass for his past without apologizing for it because of what he believes. Regardless of whether those vulgar segments on “The Man Show” were done with release forms and consent or not, they were still overtly sexist and clearly made to imply that sexual harassment was going on. In fact, that was the entire joke.

And this was the guy lecturing people about sexual harassment from the stage at the Academy Awards.

Kimmel has mostly outrun any responsibility for it by making a lot of Trump jokes and crying about Obamacare. That’s it. Apparently, he’s still the same person underneath, as these tweets seem to prove.

Will the left finally use its standards on its own when it comes to Kimmel? We’ll certainly see.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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