Just weeks after late-night television hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel made headlines for wearing blackface in old clips, Kimmel is now facing controversy for using the “N-Word” in the past.
What makes this story even more interesting is the fact that Kimmel outed himself for using the derogatory term in a 2013 podcast, where he also attempted to imitate African American comedian George Wallace and affirmed that he did, in fact, imitate Snoop Dogg.
The podcast, which was recorded in January 2013, was obtained by Fox News this past weekend, and as a result, sparked controversy for the late-night host who had previously been tapped to host the Emmy’s later this year.
News of Kimmel’s Snoop Dogg’s impersonation in 1996 for a Christmas album, where he dropped the “N-Word” more than once, comes two years after the host insisted that Tom Arnold release a hidden tape of Donald Trump using the “N-Word” as well.
In turn, Donlad Trump Jr. reacted to the news of the resurfaced clip by calling for his cancelation, saying, “To be clear, I’m 100% against punishing comedians for jokes, even bad jokes from unfunny hack comedians like Jimmy Kimmel…but according to the left’s own woke rules that @jimmykimmel wants to force others to live by, it’s hard to see how @ABCNetwork allows him to keep his show.”
Fox News also obtained audio from the Christmas album, “A Family Christmas In Your A**,” where Kimmel used the racial slur.
On the track “Christmas in the LBC,” which aired along with the remainder of the album on the “Kevin & Bean” radio show, Kimmel is heard imitating Dogg saying, “Fat ni**a in a sleigh giving sh*t away,” in reference to Santa Claus.
On the record, Kimmel also says “Ni**a in the manger,” as he uses the “N-Word” several times.
“I told that motherfu*ker Santa, bring a pick for my afro,” Kimmel carelessly continued. “Me and my ni**as down in LBC, we’ll smoke that motherfu*king Christmas tree.”
Kimmel also described the “three wise men” as “bringing gifts and sh*t for baby boo in the hay.”
Fox News reports that the album credits list “Jim Kimmel” as the producer, as well as all “comedy material,” on the record. Kimmel is also depicted on the album cover along with others, the outlet reports.
Fast forward to 2013, podcast host Adam Carolla interviewed the host on The Adam Carolla Show, and brought up the controversial record, to which Kimmel confirmed his involvement with the track and spoke on imitating Dogg stating, “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 then confirmed that he enjoys doing impersonations of black people after someone on the podcast asked if he only does “black people.”
“I prefer them, yes,” Kimmel responded, seemingly joking.
During the podcast, Kimmel also shared a story about how he called “the president of Comedy Central,” pretending to be Wallace.
According to Carolla, Kimmel’s impersonation of Wallace was a “crazy black voice.”
“I just wanna say I had a great time, and thank you for inviting me,” Kimmel continued as he changed his voice to impersonate Wallace, as, according to Carolla, Kimmel adopted a dialect he’d describe as “black.”
“A lot of people thought it was George Wallace,” Kimmel exclaimed.
Bringing up another example, Carolla mentioned an instance where Kimmel called into “The John & Jeff Show” as “your black man” to which, according to the podcast host, Kimmel responded “Sure ’nuff, I am!'”
Last week, Kimmel announced he’d be going on a hiatus for the summer in order to spend more time with his family.
Kimmel has yet to address using the “N-Word,” however he did recently address wearing blackface.
In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this.
I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 26, 2020
“In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this,” Kimmel wrote on Twitter. “I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”