Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for ‘Kill All the People in China’ Controversy

A few weeks ago, a six-year-old boy said on Jimmy Kimmel Live that the U.S. should “kill all the people in China.” This has, naturally, led to an outpouring of outrage and protests, and now Kimmel has apologized for the controversy.

ABC already issued an official apology for airing the comment, and the network plans to scrub it from any future re-airings of the episode.

On Tuesday night’s show, Kimmel remarked, “There seem to be a lot of people upset with me today, more upset than usual,” and apologized.

“I thought it was obvious that I didn’t agree with that statement, but apparently it wasn’t. So I just wanted to say I’m sorry, I apologize. It was certainly not my intent to upset people.”

The original bit has been pulled from Kimmel’s YouTube page and appears to have been marked private.

Watch the video below, via ABC:

[photo via screengrab]

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