Talk about gallows humor. Kimmel is the latest horse's ass to openly promote discrimination against those unvaccinated for Covid, "joking" about a wheezy death after having been properly turned away from care. Kimmels infant son needed heart surgery a couple of years ago. Kimmel wept openly on his show. We sympathized. Jimmy Kimmel Now Do You Understand Our Pain? We know what it's like to worry to the deepest corner of your soul about your child. And to fear every moment of every day that something might happen to US - the caretakers . That's why many of us have not chosen the experimental Covid vaccine for ourselves, our kids 12 and older, or the full slate of pediatric vaccines for that matter. Many of us have, again for personal reasons. And I know some folks who have had bad bouts of Covid requiring hospitalization - some feel differently about the vaccine after their experience, others do not. PERSONAL DECISIONS all around. Something Kimmel doesn't seem to grasp in his narrow world. I don't know anyone who makes this healthcare decision lightly, as least not in our community. We aren't making a political statement. We don't have that luxury. Also, since it's Trump’s Warp Speed vaccine program and Biden is the administrator, how would we choose one over the other? Kimmel is a horse’s ass. He pontificates as if he knows our lives - and to make matters worse - he's part of some Autism Charity that raises a zillion dollars for nonsense. It's disheartening and infuriating. His best buddy Howard Stern is even worse. His show is non-stop Covid fear and vaccination hype. Another blow to me - I'd been a fan for more than 30 years. No more. Here's the Washington Post summary: Jimmy Kimmel suggests hospitals shouldn’t treat unvaccinated patients who prefer ivermectin
In his return to late-night television after what he described as “a weird summer,” Jimmy Kimmel stopped laughing when he reflected on Labor Day weekend in which coronavirus cases were up by about 300 percent compared with the same time last year, when there wasn’t a vaccine.
After noting how Anthony S. Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, warned that some hospitals might be forced to make “tough choices” on who gets a bed in the intensive care unit, Kimmel quipped Tuesday that the situation was not difficult. The ABC late-night host then turned his attention to unvaccinated people who’ve clamored for ivermectin — a medicine long used to kill parasites in animals and humans that has soared in popularity despite being an unproven covid-19 treatment that health officials have warned against using to prevent or treat the virus.
“That choice doesn’t seem so tough to me,” Kimmel said. “Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right in, we’ll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.”
Note, Kimmel has has a history of making fun of vaccination choice. This was from HuffPo in March of 2015:
Jimmy Kimmel is giving anti-vaccination advocates a taste of their own medicine.
After airing a segment with doctors hilariously explaining the reasons to get your kids vaccinated, Kimmel got hate messages on Twitter that put “Mean Tweets“ to shame. So, in the interest of fairness, the talk show host sent his “community activists” out to try and prove that vaccinations are bad (because kids prefer lollipops to needles). And the result is even more ridiculous than it sounds.
Comics throughout history used to make jokes about the enemy. The Germans, the Japanese, The USSR, when the USA had a common "enemy" based on war. Today, the war is against virus, the vaccine is the atom bomb and the enemy is..... many of us. Kaboom.