Demonstrators portrayed Jimmy Kimmel as Hitler on signs with the phrases “Manipulate children” and “Promote racial genocide” written on them during protests in San Francisco and Hollywood after the comedian aired a skit in which one child suggested that the US “kill everyone in China”.
Earlier this month, Jimmy Kimmel aired a skit on his show called “Kid’s Table” wherein one child jokingly suggested that the best way for Americans to deal with their debt crisis was to “kill everyone in China“.
The comment caused public outrage and even led to a White House petition that likened the remark to “rhetoric in Nazi Germany against Jewish people”.
American network ABC earlier this week gave a public apology for allowing the skit to air, and Jimmy Kimmel himself addressed the crowds to offer an apology in front of his Hollywood studio.
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