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“Ignorant” Jimmy Kimmel Blasted For #OscarsSoWhite Skit

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What happens when Jimmy Kimmel tackles the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? Ignorance. Ignorance happens.

Kimmel and his staff of writers are being slammed for a skit on Wednesday night’s show addressing the issue. During that segment, Kimmel adds some “flavor” to several of the Oscar-nominated movies by changing their titles and cast. The Big Shot morphs into The Big Shawty starring Bow Wow; Room becomes Crib starring Queen Latifah and Kevin Hart; The Revenant changes into The Revenant Al Sharpton and so on.

Kimmel’s corny segment led to plenty of Black Twitter backlash, including some of the messages below:

Kimmel is yet to respond to the backlash, but do you think he should? Is the skit funny? Are people overreacting? Let us know in the comment section.

3 Comments

  1. SolarStorm

    January 23, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    I remember back in the 90s when he was on “The Man Show”, which was little more than a celebration of all the things that made him feel superficially superior to others. I see he hasn’t learned much since those days.

  2. Angela Cavallari Walker

    January 25, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    I thought is was hysterical!

  3. Raj

    January 25, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    I didn’t think parodies like “The Martin” were that bad (being kinda in line with his film career and choices) but the first two I thought were quite racially offensive.

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