Jimmy Kimmel Responds After Marjorie Taylor Greene Reports Him To The Capitol Police
A recent Twitter battle between Washington and Hollywood escalated quickly. It all started when U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, “Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile.”
Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist turning the tweet into a joke during his monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He said, “Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” He was referencing the Oscar incident where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairstyle. He was basically insinuating the Greene needs to be slapped.
Kimmel is a comedian. Obviously it was a joke. Obviously, Greene didn’t take it as a joke. Instead, she called the Capital Police. On Twitter, she included the clip of Kimmel’s show and wrote, “[email protected], this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 6, 2022
USA Today reached out to Green’s office who told them, “Our office takes all threats of violence towards the Congresswoman very seriously. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence to be committed against Congresswoman Greene. It will not be tolerated.”
USA Today also reached out to the Capitol Police who refused to “confirm or discuss any potential investigations.”
Kimmel did not reply to the tweet. Instead, he once again responded to her tweet via his late night talk show. This time, during his monologue he explained what happened previously. Then he explained that he was not going to call the police. He believed he had an even better idea. He would report Greene to Batman.
Watch the video below to see Kimmel’s response to Greene calling the Capitol Police. His letter to Batman is epic.
Do you think Greene overreacted to Kimmel’s joke? What do you think of Kimmel’s letter to Batman?