Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Man sues Jimmy Kimmel, ABC over death joke

An Edison, N.J., man is taking ABC host Jimmy Kimmel and the network's parent company, Disney, to court over a skit in which a 6-year-old boy suggested killing everyone in China as a solution to the U.S. debt problem.

article here. 

The Oct. 16 segment led China's Foreign Ministry to demand an apology, which the network and Kimmel did at least three times. Even the White House weighed in, condemning the segment but defending freedom of speech, after more than 100,000 people signed an online petition asking for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to be taken off the air. . . .
The Plaintiff's complaint says that he "was deeply shocked, offended, and outraged at the comment to kill all everyone in China since that is his home country and Jimmy Kimmel failed to suppress such a hateful and offensive remark."

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