Last week Jimmy Kimmel drew praise (and ire) for going on his show and telling his tear-jerking story about his son, Billy Kimmel, who was born with a congenital heart defect. As Kimmel struggled to get through his monologue, he pleaded for Washington D.C. to do the right thing and make sure that healthcare could be had for all. A few days later, the first steps to repealing Obamacare were taken, now Kimmel is back as an unlikely mouthpiece for those who want U.S. healthcare to be better than that of a developing country.
In his returning monologue, Kimmel poked fun at the perception that he really didn’t do much at all with his second point firing back at the critics who couldn’t get past the fact that he was someone who was on TV. “A Hollywood elitist,” because we all know being on TV makes your opinions invalid. Ours is a nation that would never let an actor or reality show host hold office, so why should Kimmel be empathizing with sick children? (h/t Variety)