Celebrities are not exactly known for being the sharpest tools in the shed when it comes to political matters, nor are they always the most gracious human beings on the planet when being criticized for their radical progressive views.
Take late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for example. Kimmel has become more and more outspoken about his political beliefs, at least as far as health care is concerned after the birth of his son who needed to have surgery on his heart, and apparently, needs a few more.
Kimmel learned that there were many families out in the country who were facing similar situations to his, but unfortunately, they did not have the resources to ensure their child can afford the procedures.
So what does Kimmel do? Start a charity and begin raising funds to ensure these people have the money they need to save their children’s lives?
Nope. He starts calling for the government to step in and provide this sort of care to folks, essentially passing on the cost of such expensive treatments to everyone else, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck and don’t bring home the hefty money he pulls down yearly.
Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s absolutely right that something needs to be done to help these people and their children who are precious babies who certainly don’t deserve to go without this treatment.
I just know that whenever the government sticks its hands into anything, nothing is usually left at the end for those who are supposed to actually be receiving the help. The government is always out to help itself first.
Kimmel’s calls for universal healthcare caught backlash from Brian Kilmeade on “Fox & Friends,” which apparently really hurt his feelings, because he later threatened to “pound him” when he saw him again.
via Daily Wire:
Speaking on his late-night program on Wednesday, Kimmel responded to some of the backlash to his pleas for universal healthcare and took serious issue with a statement made by Brian Kilmeade on FOX & Friends earlier that day accusing him of pushing politics on people from his privileged status as a “Hollywood elite.”
“So these politically charged Emmys may have been the lowest rated in history but that’s not stopping Hollywood elites like comedian Jimmy Kimmel for pushing their politics on the rest of the country,” said Kilmeade.
Kimmel pulled no punches on Brian and made the fight very personal, calling him a wannabe “creep” who needs a serious pounding.
The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman. Oh, he’s such a fan!
He follows me on Twitter. He asked me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent, looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one.
And, you know, the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open-heart surgery and has to have two more, and because of that I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation.
I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you.
Hilariously, it seems Kimmel blew a few details out of proportion here, particularly the whole book blurb thing. The blurb in question was from Kilmeade’s book on sports, written 14 years ago, not a political volume recently published as Kimmel made it seem.
This was the era where Kimmel actually worked for Fox Sports.
Then, rather than engage in verbal fisticuffs with Kimmel, Kilmeade suggested he continue a passionate discourse on the topic of health care with more actual Republicans, and then wished him and his son well.
Notice how Kilmeade responded with kindness and encouragement, compared to how Kimmel just let his emotions fly? That’s the difference between maturity and snowflake illustrated.