Jimmy Kimmel has been dubbed ‘White Privilege’ after being told he would report to fellow comedian John Oliver at the ICE during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Emmy Awards kicked off on Sunday with the nominees wearing nine outfits and installing cameras inside their homes to attend the virtual ceremony.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted the award show again for Kimmel after two previous stunts in 2012 and 2016.
On Sunday, Kimmel upset some viewers when she joked about US immigration and customs enforcement and John Oliver.
For the fifth year in a row since 2015, HBO’s last week with John Oliver won the Best Variety Talk Series tonight.
Each year, Oliver’s Midnight Talk Show won an Emmy Award and defeated Jimmy Kimmel Live.
After losing this year, Kimmel praised the Englishman.
“Congratulations to John Oliver again. I will report him to the ICE,” Kimmel said.
Soon after, several audiences were dissatisfied with the joke that Georgia’s immigrant women had been subjected to ‘collective hysterectomy’.
Jimmy Kimmel (pictured) has been nominated to host the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, leading the awards show for the third time.
Last week night he won the Emmy Award for Best Variety Talk Series for the last five years in a row with John Oliver
At a nationally televised event, Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage to tell a joke about Ice and to the extent that no one would tell him that it was right, “White wrote.”
‘Im Jimmy Kimmel ice What on earth is a joke about ice?’
Another Twitter user admitted, ‘Kimmel they don’t think this is all a joke.
Especially when he jokes about ICE and the systemic terror they cause or any of his other weird jokes.
One commented that it was Hispanic Heritage Month and that Kimmel’s joke came amid a small Latin representation at the Emmy Awards.
Greetings Hispanic Heritage Month from #Emmy, the only Latin representation we have received there is the Count vonContlin manual. [and] America Ferreira presents an award and Jimmy Kimmel’s delicious and painful ICE joke, ‘she wrote.
Many Emmy Awards viewers share their dissatisfaction with Jimmy Kimmel’s joke on Twitter
One person commented that jokes about ICE would stray from the ‘systemic terror they create’.
Greetings Hispanic Heritage Month from #Emmy, the only Latin representation we have received there is the Count vonContlin manual. [and] USA Ferreira presents an award and Jimmy Kimmel’s delicious and painful ICE joke
Others shared similar sentiments, pointing out that ICE families have faced deportation and that this is no laughing matter.
‘My father was deported. He was literally put on a plane with two federal agents. He was in chains. He was dropped off at Heathrow Airport, that’s all, ‘someone wrote.
‘An ICE joke is not a joke, it’s a period. Is an ICE joke at an awards show I expected to enjoy? F *** You, Jimmy Kimmel. ‘
One wrote that Ice was ‘tearing families apart’ and another wondered how Kimmel could joke in this political climate.
Activist and author Charlotte Claymer summed up the thoughts of the Internet: ‘Eve… Jimmy Kimmel. No jokes about calling ICE, please. Thanks. ‘
One person shared their experience with ICE deportation and broke the joke irrationally.
A Twitter user found Kimmel’s joke inappropriate, saying, ‘What’s so funny about people tearing up families?’
Twitter user: Jimmy Kimme; Is ICE making a joke in this political climate ??? Yes, he did not think so
Charlotte Climber: ‘Yes, Jimmy Kimmel. No jokes about calling ICE, please. Thanks ‘
Last week, a whistleblower working at an ICE center in Georgia filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security alleging mass hysterectomies performed on immigrant women.
Don Wooten, a former nurse at the Irvine County Detention Center in Osilla, admitted in the complaint that some women may need an abortion but that ‘not everyone’s uterus is that bad’.
They testified that immigrant women were referred to an unknown doctor outside the detention center for ‘high-level hysterectomies’ and that many women did not understand why these procedures were performed.
“Everyone he sees has a hysterectomy – just for everyone,” Wotten said. ‘He even pulled out a young woman’s false ovary.’
Since 2018, only two women have been referred to an external gynecologist for pregnancy, the ICE said in a statement.
The Inspector General’s Office has launched an investigation into the matter.