After poking fun at a recent Kanye West interview with BBC Radio One, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' has felt the wrath of a self-professed genius on Twitter. West, who notoriously cannot take a joke (which 'South Park' mocked beautifully in the episode 'Fishsticks' a few seasons back), went after Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter with curse words, insults and photoshopped images. What's a late-night comic to do? Well, how about read out those tweets on the air?
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' has been on fire as of late... partially due to a prank the creators pulled that involved lighting a woman on fire. The famous twerk-fail video where a young woman crashes through a table and lights her yoga pants on fire while twerking was revealed to be a hoax perpetrated by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' as a ratings bump. Getting involved in a high-profile feud with Kanye West can only help the show, which has stamped itself as the alternative to traditional late night.
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' is heading towards a head-to-head showdown with NBC and 'The Tonight Show' once Jimmy Fallon takes over the late-night flagship; it would seem that Kimmel's show is more than ready for the competition.
Kanye West (in case you don't know) is a singer/songwriter/producer who made headlines when he had a child with Kim Kardashian and named the baby North West. West has won a total of twenty-one Grammy Awards and is sure to keep adding to that figure in the years to come.
Do you want to watch the initial skit, that upset Kanye West enough to inspire that Twitter attack? Of course you do! Here it is:
What do you think? Was 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' over the line? Or is West overreacting?
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Message Posted On Sep 27th, 2013, 3:40 pm
And the joke's still on Kanye, as it's just giving Jimmy more comedic fodder. Can his ego be so bloated that he's just too dense to see that? Of course, I guess that makes him a perfect fit for the Kardashian family.
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Message Posted On Sep 27th, 2013, 3:06 pm
Seriously over reacting, get over yourself!
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Message Posted On Sep 27th, 2013, 5:48 am
Too many Jimmy's! Thanks for pointing that out Anonymous, that was a typo thank to typing Kimmel over and over.