AceShowbiz - Jimmy Kimmel landed in hot water after an old audio and video resurfaced online, showing him doing some racist behavior including saying the N-word several times. In one of his tracks off his 1996 Christmas album, the late night TV host could be heard using the racial slur while parodying rapper Snoop Dogg's voice.
Among the lyrics in "Christmastime in the LBC", which audio was obtained by Fox News from a January 2013 podcast, were "n***a in the manger" and "I told that motherf***er Santa, bring a pick for my afro." He also rapped, "fat n***a in a sleigh giving s**t away."
In the said podcast, host Adam Carolla said that "Jimmy is doing Snoop." Jimmy then responded, "This is when Snoop Dogg first came out, hit the scene, and I used to imitate him by only saying, 'You know what I'm saying?' " Someone then asked, "Jimmy, do you only do black people?" to which Jimmy replied, "I prefer them, yes."
They also talked about one episode of "Kevin & Bean" in which Jimmy "called the president of Comedy Central as George Wallace, the comedian." Jimmy said at the time, "I just wanna say I had a great time, and thank you for inviting me! A lot of people thought it was George Wallace!"
That is not the only thing that earned Jimmy backlash. He was also said to be wearing blackface while appearing on "The Man Show" which ran for five years from 1999 to 2004.
In response to the controversies, a fan wrote on Twitter, "I'm not surprised Jimmy Kimmel said the N word multiple times. I've directed tons of celebrities. Been to the parties, been in their trailers and been on set with them. The truth: The loudest woke voices in public are some of the most screwed up people you can imagine in private."
"Jimmy Kimmel is a RACIST fraud who used the N-word multiple times in a recently released video. Let's give Jimmy a taste of his own medicine and cancel his awful show!#CancelKimmel," another fan said. Calling out ABC for their silence, someone else tweeted, "so, is @ABC standing behind Jimmy Kimmel? I mean.. it took what 24 hours to completely ruin the career and life's work of @therealroseanne? Why the double-standard? Fill a brother in."
Also among the critics was President Donald Trump. "To be clear, I'm 100% against punishing comedians for jokes, even bad jokes from unfunny hack comedians like Jimmy Kimmel…but according to the left's own woke rules that @jimmykimmel wants to force others to live by, it's hard to see how @ABCNetwork allows him to keep his show," he tweeted.
Jimmy was under fire for the blackface scandal when he announced his TV break in the Thursday, June 18 episode of his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". "Tonight is my last new show of the summer. I'm taking the summer off to spend even more time with my family. I've been doing this job for almost 18 years, I've done 3,130 shows and there's nothing wrong my family is healthy. I'm healthy. I just need a couple of months off," Jimmy shared.