Jimmy Kimmel Announces Plans To Take Leave After Blackface Controversy Erupts

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has announced he will be taking a several month long ‘break’ from his hosting duties this summer.

The ‘break’ in question just so happens to coincide with footage of him appearing in a recurring skit in which the anti-Trump host repeatedly wore black face emerged.

As The Hill reports:

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday announced he will be taking the summer off after facing criticism over wearing blackface in a recurring skit he performed while working on “The Man Show” on Comedy Central.

Kimmel, as a co-host of the “The Man Show,” performed a recurring skit that included him dressed in blackface as then-NBA star Karl Malone. Videos and photos of the skits on the show, which ran from 1999-2004, have been circulating online recently with calls for Kimmel to apologize.

“I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family,” Kimmel said on Thursday night from his home studio. “There’s nothing wrong. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off.”

“While I’m gone, a cavalcade of very kind and capable people will be filling in for me,” the 52-year-old added.

While Kimmel reportedly intends to come back in the fall, given the current liberal mania for cancellation, will he be allowed to?

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Meg Gavin
Meg Gavin
8 months ago

Those desperate to get into show business will do almost anything for a laugh or gain attention with crazy hair or makeup or sexy clothes. And then, when they do make it big, those old clips are thrown back at them when now they act high and mighty. If they would only stick to their trade of acting, singing, being funny. No one would ridicule them. But no, they have a political guest on their show and all of a sudden they become priestly in their their outlook on life and worse, they feel they can preach to their audience who they now feel is their congregation. I’ve watched this transition with so many who see the top rung of the ladder as a step into a pious world, which it is not. We love their talent and do not need them to preach to us.

Jimmy J
Jimmy J
8 months ago
Reply to  Meg Gavin

I liked the man show. Some of it was funny, like forklift wedgies. My favorite part was the “Girls jumping on trampolines” segment at the end of the show.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

I was wondering how long it would take before this was given the light of day. It’s like the mainstream media tried to keep it hidden. How long has Kimmel been the host of the late night show? Paint Kimmel as a hypocrit like most of the hollyweird celebs. His (?) decision to take time off is his way of laying low (out of the spotlight) and hoping things will blow over so he can return. Where is the outrage liberals? Is it missing because he is one you?

Allen
Allen
8 months ago

Dang, I was sorry to hear he was healthy. He isn’t funny, I thought that was one thing he might be able to embrace.

Rob
Rob
8 months ago

Leave? How about cancelling his show. He certainly deserves it.

Linda Payton
Linda Payton
8 months ago
Reply to  Rob

I am with you Rob………..I don’t know how he gets an audience at all.

cher
cher
8 months ago

please do not return

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Good, cancel him out completely.

Holland 180
Holland 180
8 months ago

Glad to see a major Trump Hater lose his nightly media to bash Trump. I’m sure if was a Trump supporter the blm would force his permanent loss of the show.
The left has two standards, their way and their way.
Good riddance, if only for a while and I never thought he was funny anyway!

Barb
Barb
8 months ago

Liberals eating their own

Gonaes
Gonaes
8 months ago

Taking time off this summer. Who the hell would buy that. I’ll bet he never will be back next season. Bye,Bye Trump Hater

ethealey@att.net
8 months ago

Jimmy Kimmel is a not so funny clow and yes as Barb said liberals eating their own…..strange creatures

ABU TOM
ABU TOM
8 months ago

JIMMY HEINRICH KIMMLER HE IS GOING UNDERGROUND. HE CAN HIDE WITH BIDEN IN THE BASEMENT. WHO SAID THEY WILL PUT Y’ALL IN CHAINS. IF YOU DON’T VOTE FOR ME. YOU ARE NOT BLACK. DID YOU KNOW UNCLE TOM WAS CHRIST LIKE? HE DIED FROM A WHIPPING BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT GIVE UP THE LOCATION OF TWO BLACK GIRLS WHO FLED TO FREEDOM. FREEDOM WAS PAID WITH 300,000 WHITE LIVES. THAT DOES NOT COUNT THE WOUNDED. A UNION PRIVATES PAY WAS 12 DOLLARS A MONTH. CONFEDERATES WERE PAID 8 DOLLARS. THOSE WHO DIVIDE US WILL SELL US ALL TO THE COMMUNISTS.
SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE ABUTOM

PinchALoaf
PinchALoaf
8 months ago

That’s great! Now I can not watch some other liberal twit instead of not watching this liberal twit. It’s great to have choices!

Barb
Barb
8 months ago

Yeah , even as he hosts the Millionaire show he uses it as an opportunity to bash President Trump. He’s just an awful human being full of hate and bias. I won’t watch the game show any more because of him. Too bad because I enjoy the concept of the show. He recently stated that a monkey would make a better president. So unnecessary.

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
8 months ago
Reply to  Barb

When Kimmel was talking about the monkey on the show, was Kimmel referring to Obama?

Janet
Janet
8 months ago

Jimmy Kimmel has never been funny and it was worse after his son was born with medical issues. I stopped watching him a long time ago and I don’t watch Jimmy Falon either. I miss a real comedian like Jay Leno!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Of course he’ll come back…he’s liberal

JamesB
JamesB
8 months ago

“And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” – John Donne from “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Devotions XVIII” (1624)

Vic Arminio
Vic Arminio
8 months ago

Could not happen to a nicer JERK!

Fr. James Rosselli
Fr. James Rosselli
8 months ago

Memo to the Left: Beware opf making peace with evil. It will not make peace with you.
Evil does not forgive. It cares nothing for you beyond your being a good little warm body. It will turn on you in a heartbeat.
Perhaps you don’t want to live like that. Don’t blame you.

Displayguy
Displayguy
8 months ago

Couldn’t happen to a better person.

Donna
Donna
8 months ago

Wow I cannot imagine being wealthy enough to take the summer off spend with my family. Wow, of course you are probably being paid while being off too so I would say you have a very plush cushy job offending people and barely working. Why don’t you just not co.e back. I Have never watched your show and never will because from all the reported news about you, you are ot worth staying up for.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

I must admit that it is like Golden Sunshine radiating through me ( a form of Schadenfreude, I’m sure) when I hear that this worthless POS Kimmel is now running from the irate mob. I hope he winds up with truck tire tracks across his back……..

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Take the racist off the air. The man has no dignity. Talks about ours when he himself wore black face. Jimmy isn’t funny anyway, so no great loss if he’s gone.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Jimmy Kimmel is an a-hole

Guillermo
Guillermo
8 months ago

Kimmel is a scumbag, couldn’t care less what he does.

ernaldo
ernaldo
8 months ago

I thought hypocrites were big with demotards? Nice to see the traitors eating each other now.

Bobert
Bobert
8 months ago

Who?? Kimmel??? Who’s that?? What does he do?? I’ve forgotten that name already.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Good! ?Jimmy Kimmel is just another libertard, Trump-hater

enigmatter
enigmatter
8 months ago

really? they’re going to let him slink away? hypocrites. . .

O Olon
O Olon
8 months ago

GREAT NEWS…………………..GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH…..I hope that you don’t come back you hypocrite!

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
8 months ago

Is this permanent? Where’s the me too movement? His episodes with girls on trampolines, some interviews with young girls asking them to feel his crotch and guess what’s in his pants should be raising the ire of the me too movement. Jump on, pile on. If you’re true to your principles, you should be relentless. Principles or morals are not like water, where its hot one minute, cold the next. Your morals don’t change, unless you’re changing as a human being.

Clinton J Nierlich
Clinton J Nierlich
8 months ago

The show would be better off if Kimmel would make that a permanent vacation. Maybe he could convince Colbert to go along with him. Neither are funny, just liberal hacks. Bring back Jay Leno.

Pizzaman7
Pizzaman7
8 months ago

Why is it that predominately it’s the democrats who commit rape, pedophilia, sexual misconduct, acts of racism, and put on black faces and do these stupid stereotypical skits in the name of humor ? i thought they were so much better than everyone else ? They keep telling everyone how virtuous they are and they are the worst offenders !
Howard Sterns is another black face that needs to lose his gig. C’mon liberals….you set these new standards with the new PC Police roaming around….so don’t be hypocritical…make sure you clean your own homes up before you point any fingers !

Hazel Anne
Hazel Anne
8 months ago

And as long as ABC is at it they need to dipose of Joy Behar too. She showed pics of her black face and afro hairdoo on the View. We’re all discussed by her.

Thad
Thad
8 months ago

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy
Cathy
8 months ago

Nothing like getting a dose of your own medicine.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

Don’t bother, your not funny so I quit watching many years ago.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

So sick and tired of these what I call snowflakes, Kimmel one of them or anybody else who thinks they can say WHATEVER or do WHATEVER they want!!!!! They are the real problem with what is going on in society today. These are the one’s that have no respect, no morals or values. It’s all about them and only what they want!!!!

Patty
Patty
8 months ago

“I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family,” Kimmel said on Thursday night from his home studio.”
I feel sorry for his family. God, please take pity on them.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

As one that has never watched this bozo was he even funny or just another left-wing hack with TDS ?, asking for a friend ?

MSG Leo
MSG Leo
8 months ago

So long douche bag.

Poor White Boy
Poor White Boy
8 months ago

Just another HYPOCRUITE being dragged out of the closet….one by one they will ALL be exposed for their LIES and HATRED

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Christmas gift is coming early!!!

Mary
Mary
8 months ago

Thank God! I hope you will consider it a permanent move Larry!