Jimmy Kimmel wasn't backing down as he addressed his audience on Tuesday's show talking about gun control. Kimmel took issue with gun supporters saying it was too soon to talk about gun legislation after a domestic terrorist killed 59 people and wounded over 500 at a Vegas concert.
“I do want to say something to these nuts who spent most of the day today on television and online attacking those of us who think we need to do something about the fact that 59 innocent people were killed. They say it’s inappropriate to be talking about it because it’s too soon. Well, maybe it is too soon for you because deep down inside you know, in your heart, you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get any weapon they want, and now you want to cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes and you can go back to your dirty business as usual.”
It says: look to everyone but our president for leadership and inspiration.— Leah (@leahwhct) October 4, 2017
It's saying that Americans will voice what's right despite the president himself.— Bee-Keeper (@Bee_Keeper1) October 4, 2017
Turning to TV hosts isnt new, see Jon Stewart & 9/11. Whats new is that Kimmel stands almost alone-not as another voice echoing a President— Lindsay M (@raptorschlinds) October 4, 2017
Kimmel rocks! Thk u for being a strong and articulate voice for thinking and emotionally intelligent Americans!— Conkie Pry (@ConkiePry) October 4, 2017
Seems a bit adrift to disparage him as a "late-night comic" even relatively speaking. He's a smart American, had a platform, and used it.— Aaron Costa Ganis (@aaroncostaganis) October 5, 2017
It says Jimmy Kimmel would be a better President than the clown in the WH.— Sumaya (@SumayaClark) October 5, 2017