Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Media Panning Michelle Wolf’s Jokes: ‘Hire a Juggler Next Year’
White House Correspondents’ Dinner host Michelle Wolf has been facing a wave of criticism from the media in wake of her controversial jokes at the gala event Saturday night.
Yet, according to Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel, the whole thing has been overblown.
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was among those who was insulted by Wolf’s remarks, which included jabs at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Apology is owed to @PressSec and others grossly insulted ny Michelle Wolf at White House Correspondents Assoc dinner which started with uplifting heartfelt speech by @margarettalev – comedian was worst since Imus insulted Clinton’s
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 29, 2018
Fox News correspondent Ed Henry also called on Wolf to apologize.
Kimmel, though, thinks the media just didn’t get the joke.
“Dear ‘the media’ – Michelle Wolf was FUNNY,” Kimmel tweeted out Sunday evening. “Hire a juggler next year.”
Dear "the media" – @michelleisawolf was FUNNY. Hire a juggler next year.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 29, 2018
Kimmel, who is known to take his own jabs at the Trump administration, was also not the only comedian calling for the media to lighten up after Wolf’s performance.
Kathy Griffin, who took a huge career hit for posing with a severed Trump head, also defended Wolf, insisting in a series of tweets, “a comic’s job is to go over the line and then push the line and go over it again. Great comics aren’t supposed to be safe or careful. That would mean we’re not doing our job.”
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