Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is in serious trouble. A petition to boycott the entertainer’s show has been signed by over 150,000 people after he decided to mock First Lady Melania Trump’s accent during one segment of his show.
Kimmel received serious backlash for mocking FLOTUS’ Slovenian accent, by showing a video of her at the White House Easter Egg Hunt reading a book to children.
Here is the segment:
The petition states, “On Monday night, left-wing host Jimmy Kimmel showed his true bigotry by mocking the way our First Lady was reading a children’s book during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.”
The creators of the petition plan to send the document to “the front door of Disney/ABC Studios” to prove “that these attacks on our First Lady will NOT be tolerated.”
Initially, the goal was to reach 50,000 signatures. Now, the current status of signatures has tripled from the original goal.
Fox News has Sean Hannity went after the ABC host, calling him a “despicable disgrace,” pointing out that Mrs. Trump speaks five languages. But the conflict didn’t end there. Continuing on Twitter, Kimmel made “homophobic slurs,” suggesting Hannity and Donald Trump had a thing going on.
The whole tiff came to an apology from Kimmel, but not for his attack on FLOTUS and only if he cause offense to the gay community.
“By lampooning Sean Hannity’s deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize,” he said in a statement.