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:
— deray mckesson (@deray) January 22, 2016
— Shannon Shird (@MissShird) January 22, 2016
@jimmykimmel You’re a clown. Not b/c you’re funny, but b/c your sketch was derogatory & explicit “spit in my eye” trash entertainment
— Sincere Kirabo (@SinKirabo) January 22, 2016
Jimmy Kimmel’s brand of humour is the type of trash that white supremacy thrives on—whether it’s mocking Kanye West or #OscarsSoWhite.
— Gelek Rinpoche (@GelekB) January 22, 2016
@jimmykimmel You only prove that whites have become comfortable with racism that y’all either ignore or makes sketches about it.
— Kori (@KSpen_96) January 22, 2016
@jimmykimmel that segment was tasteless and NOT funny
— Britt (@AlexBri_) January 22, 2016
— Lady L (@ladyljandus) January 22, 2016
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.