ABC Apologizes for ‘Kimmel Live's’ ‘Kill Everyone in China’ Joke

ABC Apologizes for 'Kimmel Live's' 'Kill Everyone in China' Joke

“Our objective is to entertain,” network says

ABC has issued an apology for a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” skit, during which a child suggested that the entire population of China could be murdered to deal with America's debt to that nation.

During the skit, which aired last week, Kimmel gathered with a group of children to discuss how the U.S.'s debt to China might be erased.

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“Kill everyone in China,” one child blurted out.

While other kids offered more reasonable methods of dealing with the debt — such as, “Put a huge wall so they can't come to us” — the option of offing the Chinese was eventually circled back to.

“But if we don't allow them to live, then they'll try to kill us,” one tot warned.

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“But then they will all be killed,” the child who originally suggested mass murder retorted.

ABC issued an apology for the skit, for the benefit of those it might have offended, or for those who might not be aware of the fact that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is a comedy-oriented show.

“We offer our sincere apology,” the network said. “We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large. Our objective is to entertain.”

ABC added that the skit will be cut from subsequent re-airings.

“We took swift action to minimize the distribution of the skit by removing it from all public platforms available to us and editing it out of any future airings of the show. We hope our actions and our apology effectively address your concerns. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.”

Watch the clip below.

  • Trish Chasity

    Everyone has lost their minds

  • Crymson831

    “We took swift action to minimize the distribution of the skit by removing it from all public platforms available to us and editing it out of any future airings of the show. We hope our actions and our apology effectively address your concerns. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.”

    Watch the clip below.”

    This article is extremely hypocritical….

  • Carl Lawler

    This is BEYOND stupid ! Go to your local big box store and see how many things
    are made in China ? 75 % 95 % ? Why ? Because Chinese are paid sub-standard
    wages. Work 10-12 hours a day, six days a week.
    I'm offended and not even Asian.
    How about talking to BushCo ? They borrowed it.

  • Kenneth Edward Polley

    What people don't realize is that we owe the Social Security Department as much as China and Japan COMBINED!!

  • rick

    Jimmy Kimmel should be fired!!!!

    • A

      This is totally insane. The sentence seems like blurted out by an innocent kid, but actually it is dwelling deeply in the mind. What if some Asians say to kill all Americans on TV!

  • rick

    What if Jimmy Kimmel said “kill everyone in Mexico” what would happen?

  • rick

    Kids were told to say that by the script writers!! The writers and the whole network should be fined and Jimmy Kimmel should publicly apologize!!

  • A

    Right. This kid is clearly mentally handicapped. Look at him.