Los Angeles, Oct 14 (PTI) Jimmy Kimmel said they could not immediately address the Harvey Weinstein scandal on their show as they did not have a script ready when the news broke.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Congratulates US President Joe Biden, Says Looking Forward To Work Together
Donald Trump Jr had called out Kimmel, 49, for his delayed response to the multiple accusations of sexual harassment against the media mogul that rocked Hollywood when the New York Times published an expose on October 5. Also Read - Aliens Exist & They Are Secretly in Touch With Israel & America, Claims Ex-Israeli Space Chief; Says Donald Trump Knows About It
In an appearance on “Good Morning America”, the popular talk show host shot down Trump Jr’s string of tweets, saying “He’s an idiot, let’s just start with that. This is an imbecile whose job seems to be tweeting, as far as I can tell. Also Read - Ahead of Christmas, Top US Scientist Fauci Warns of 'Surge Upon Surge' in COVID-19 Cases
With that said, I do admire that he’s very loyal to his father.”
Kimmel said that he is not in the showbiz and did not know about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. He also said people were trying to take comedy he does out of context.
“Harvey Weinstein is not a friend of mine. I’m not in the movie business. And I’ll add that that story came out, I think, moments before we went to tape on Thursday, and we didn’t have a show on Friday.
“They’re trying to drag up – especially these gun nuts – are trying to… take any comedy bit I did out of context and use it as some kind of proof saying that I’m calling myself the moral conscience of America, which I most certainly never did and most certainly never would,” he said.
Kimmel, like many other late-night hosts, addressed the Weinstein brouhaha on Monday (October 9).
He joked on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “What’s the difference between Harvey Weinstein and the Pillsbury Doughboy? When the Pillsbury Doughboy offers you a roll, he doesn’t ask you to watch him take a shower for it.”
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.