A clip from the 1990s TV series, “The Man Show,” featuring Jimmy Kimmel encouraging women on the street to feel around in his pants in order to guess what was hidden within them, made the rounds online this week.
What was in the video?
In the video, Kimmel can be seen telling a woman, “I’ve stuffed something in my pants, and you’re welcome to feel around on the outside of the pants. You have then 10 seconds to guess what it is in my pants.”
Seconds go by, and as the woman continues feeling around, Kimmel encourages her to use both hands.
Various women are featured trying to guess what’s in the late-night show host’s pants, and to one woman, he says, “Maybe it would be easier if you put your mouth on it.”
In another shot, a young woman addresses Kimmel, who asks her age.
She answers that she’s 18.
“You sure of that?” Kimmel responds. “‘Cause Uncle Jimmy doesn’t need to do time.”
After several woman grope — and guess — what’s in Kimmel’s pants, he pulls out a zucchini with a rubber band on the end, and suggests to a woman who guessed that the object was a vibrator could use it as one.
— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) October 11, 2017
This writer’s perspective
Women’s magazine Glamour recently covered Kimmel’s emotional monologue about the Las Vegas shooting, and they praised him, describing him as a “moral compass” for the country.
CNN recently lauded Kimmel as “America’s conscience.”
Are you kidding me?
In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein allegations — and Kimmel’s hypocrisy in refusing to point them out, period — it hardly seems fair that Kimmel should receive a pass on previous questionable — and objectionable — behavior simply because he chooses to be taken more seriously as he’s aged.
And Kimmel apparently wants to be taken very seriously, judging by the way he addresses hot-button issues on his late-night television show, as his monologues positively scream of a desire to command respect for his political and moral viewpoints.
If this is the case, Kimmel should absolutely be held to the same standard to which he’s held President Donald Trump and every Republican member of Congress that he’s spoken out against in the past.
Kimmel should be holding himself just as accountable as he holds the conservatives who he regularly lambastes on his show.
This video should make everyone uncomfortable — if not for obvious reasons, then for reasons of the hypocrisy that Kimmel exhibits.