Jimmy Kimmel Reacts to Being Reported to Police Over Will Smith Joke


Jimmy Kimmel, Marjorie Taylor Greene
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After Marjorie Taylor GreeneAppelled out Jimmy KimmelJoking about Will SmithThe comedian laughed it off by hypothetically slapping her.

The 47-year-old politician took to Twitter Wednesday, April 6 writing, “@ABC this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice.” Kimmel, 54, for his part, replied to the tweet, “Officer? I would like to report a joke.”

One day prior, the New York native questioned Greene’s opinions during a segment on his Jimmy Kimmel Live late-night show.

“This woman, Klan mom, is especially upset with the three Republican senators who said they’ll vote yes on Ketanji Brown Jackson, who’s nominated for the Supreme Court,” he explained during a segment on Tuesday, April 5. “Where is Will Smith when you really need him?”

Kimmel’s reference comes shortly after Smith, 53, made headlines for his altercation with Chris RockLate last month, at the 94th Annual Academy Awards. Rock, 57, made a joke out of it Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head while presenting an award. The Girls TripStar, 50, who suffers from alopecia, rolled her eye before her husband walked up to the stage and slapped her stand-up comedian.

“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” Rock said in uncensored footage that later surfaced online. After the Hitch star walked back to his seat, he repeatedly yelled for Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.”

The King Richard star, who won the best actor award just moments later, apologized for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” behavior toward Rock one day later. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was not in line with the rules and I was wrong. I am ashamed and my actions are not indicative the man I want. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote via Instagram.

Smith added: “I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to offer my sincere apologies to the Williams Family as well as my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia announced that the star of Philadelphia had resigned amid public backlash.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” he said in a statement on Friday, April 1, according to Variety. “The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy.”

The source only told us that the source was a source at the time. Us WeeklyYou can find the Bel-Air: The Fresh PrinceThis incident has left the alum worried about his future. “He feels terrible and is trying not to panic, but seeing his roles put on ice has been a hugely bitter pill to swallow,” an insider revealed. “His biggest fear is that he’s in the process of being fully canceled, and there’s nothing he can really do about it except sit back, suck up his punishment like a man and try to atone however he can.”

Rock, for his part, has recently noted that he wouldn’t be discussing the situation publicly at a recent stand-up gig. “Chris broke the ice by sarcastically saying he’s had an interesting week,” an eyewitness shared with UseAbout his Saturday, April 2nd gig in New Jersey “Everyone laughed because they knew what he was referring to, of course.”

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