Kids say the darnedest genocide suggestions. Earlier this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel invited a group of adorable youngsters sipping American flag juice boxes to discuss the government shutdown and how to pay China back the approximately $1.3 trillion, or 185,714,285,714 General Tso combination plates, we owe them. One floppy-haired moppet named Braxton, wise far beyond his six years on this China-dominated Earth, had a well-reasoned idea: “Kill everyone in China.” I mean, I’m not saying we should, but that WOULD solve a lot of our problems.
Later in the roundtable discussion, after Kimmel asked the kids, “Should we allow the Chinese to live?” Braxton replied, “No!” because his name is Braxton and people named Braxton are monsters and serial killers. For awhile, no one said much about the clip, until the outrage exploded, like an oversized watermelon: more than 66,000 people have signed a petition to “Investigate Jimmy Kimmel Kid’s Table Government Shutdown Show on ABC Network,” and yesterday, a group of Asian-Americans protestors in San Francisco compared Kimmel to Hitler.
On Monday, protesters marched through the streets of San Francisco carrying pictures funnyman Jimmy Kimmel’s face — with a Hitler mustache drawn above his lip and a swastika by his side. More than 100 people, largely Asian Americans, were still fuming about [the] skit.
“We have a sense of humor,” the march’s leader Carl Chan said in a speech outside ABC headquarters. “But not at the expense of killing all Chinese.” Emphasizing that “kids will be kids,” many protesters argued that the problem was not the child’s comment but that Kimmel seemed to condone the idea and did not challenge it. Protest signs connected the skit to violence in the news. One alleged that ABC and Kimmel “teach kids killing today” and there’s “a school shooting tomorrow.” (Via)
ABC has since apologized for the skit, writing in a press release, “We took swift action to minimize the distribution of the skit by removing it from all public platforms available to us.” And you can watch it below! China will eventually rule us all, but until then, they can’t take away our late-night clips on YouTube. U-S-A!