Jimmy Kimmel has been a late night staple for two decades, but he has faced backlash on Twitter as of late.
Here is more on the New York City native and funnyman.
Jimmy Kimmel poses during a movie premiere in 2018[/caption]
Snoop Dogg at Media Day for Super Bowl LIV earlier this year[/caption]
Who is Jimmy Kimmel?
The 52-year-old Kimmel has been the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! since 2003.
Kimmel is also known for The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money.
The Brooklyn-born Kimmel has two children with wife Molly McNearney, an actress and writer.
When did Jimmy Kimmel use the n-word?
Kimmel used the n-word while imitating Snoop Dogg for a song from a 1996 Christmas album.
He said the racial slur multiple times in the track, and admitted to imitating Snoop in a 2013 podcast, according to Fox News.
Jimmy Kimmel posing for a photo with a replica of an Emmy statue in 2016[/caption]
Kimmel references “a fat n***** in a sleigh giving s*** away,” as well as a “n***** in the manger.”
He also raps: “I told that motherf***er Santa, bring a pick for my afro.”
The late-night star would tell podcast host Adam Carolla in 2013 that he was “doing Snoop,” explaining: “This is when Snoop Dogg first came out, hit the scene, and I used to imitate him by only saying, ‘You know what I’m saying?’
Kimmel has been widely blasted on social media for using the slurs.
“Remember Paula Deen?” one Twitter user wrote.
Snoop Dogg attends the Queen & Slim premiere in November[/caption]
“Let’s see if the same rules apply to Kimmel. #Kimmel #NWord.”
Kimmel also admitted to using a “crazy black voice” to imitate comedian George Wallace.
He has also been criticized for using blackface in sketches from when he was on The Man Show from 1999 to 2004.
The comedian has now apologized for wearing blackface, admitting that “looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing.”
Kimmel said last week that he is taking the summer off from his late night show to spend time with his family.
“I’ve been doing this job for almost 18 years. I’ve done 3,130 shows and there’s nothing wrong,” he said.
Jimmy Kimmel grills Megan Fox on his late night show[/caption]
“My family is healthy, I’m healthy. I just need a couple of months off.”
What did he say in his interview with Megan Fox?
An old clip surfaced recently of Megan Fox telling Kimmel that director Michael Bay made her “dance around in a bikini” when she was 15.
Fox, who is now 34, was talking about her extra role on Bad Boys II.
“I had just turned 15 and I was an extra in Bad Boys II,” she said.
Megan Fox at an event in Los Angeles in December[/caption]
“They were shooting this club scene and they brought me in and I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and six-inch heels.
“He approved it and they said, ‘Michael, she’s 15 so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.’
“So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet.”
Jimmy Kimmel responds: “Perfectly wholesome.”
Fox adds: “At 15, I was in 10th grade. That’s kind of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works.”
Megan Fox attends the press conference for Battle Of Jangsari in Seoul, South Korea, last year[/caption]
Said Kimmel: “Yeah, well that’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work.
“Some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”
Both Bay and Kimmel were criticized after the interview resurfaced on social media over the weekend.
Bad Boys II was released in 2003.
Fox recently took to Instagram to give further insight into her experience in the acting world.
Will Jimmy Kimmel host the 2020 Emmys?
It was announced last week that Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards ceremony of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Kimmel is also producing the September 20 Emmy ceremony on ABC honoring TV’s best.
“I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it,” he said in a statement.
Nominations for the 72nd prime-time Emmys will be announced on July 28.