As a man who has spent most of his life unsuccessfully trying to make people laugh, I am offended by what passes for “humor” these days.
Every now and then Jimmy Kimmel grows tired of criticizing Donald Trump and decides to attack his wife Melania instead.
Kimmel opened up his show Monday night by talking about the White House Easter Egg Roll, during which he questioned the first lady’s involvement in the event and made fun of her accent.
The late-night comedian first played a clip from Donald Trump’s remarks at Monday’s event in which he praised Melania for her hard work setting it up. Kimmel didn’t buy it.
“Not a chance she did one thing to help set that up. There’s no — she didn’t dye eggs, she didn’t fill baskets,” Kimmel told his crowd, laughing. “The only thing she’s been working on is an escape tunnel.”
Kimmel then played another clip from the Easter Egg Roll of the first lady reading the children’s book, “YOU!,” by Sandra Magsamen to a group of children. The clip only played for a few seconds before Kimmel burst out laughing and tried to impersonate Melania’s voice.
“About this and that,” he repeated with a laugh. “Guillermo, you know what this means? You could be first lady of the United States,” he said, speaking to his Mexican-American sidekick.
First of all, let me state the obvious: Jimmy Kimmel is the kind of disgusting douchebag who gives disgusting douchebags a bad name.
But he’s rich, famous, and liberal, so he can say whatever he wants. I’m not trying to shut him up or get him taken off the air. I am not a white knight. I am sure that Melania Trump will survive this latest outrage. She is truly regal and immune from such childish taunts and mockery. Womenkind in general will also be okay. And I’ll pass on the whataboutist comparison with Mooch.
What bothers me is that there was nothing funny about that clip. It was just hateful meanness. It is the kind of humor that bullies use. Like when two upperclassmen shove some nerdy freshman’s head in the toilet. It is weaponized humor used by the strong against the weak to tear them down.
Our current FLOTUS is a noncombatant. She is not involved in policy nor politics. She is the White House Hostess and a goodwill ambassador. So what is the point of attacking her? She has done nothing to deserve mockery or ridicule. Even if you believe the tabloids she is a wronged woman – a victim.
So what is Jimmy’s audience laughing at?
It’s indecent. I mean “indecent” as in the kind of thing that decent people don’t do. Which is ironic considering that Liberals think they are decent people and that we are deplorable.