Jimmy Kimmel learned something very important about today’s connected world: Nothing is “legit” until it’s “Facebook legit.”
Relationships aren’t real until you update your status to say that you’re in one. He even had one audience member who said she faked being sick, and actually drove to the hospital to post a selfie from there to “prove” it to her boss. If it’s on Facebook, it’s legit.
Kimmel then realized that he’d never posted a selfie from his show, and so “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was actually “Facebook illegit.” That was something he decided to rectify right then and there.
And so, he took a selfie with the audience — not unlike Ellen Degeneres‘ infamous Oscars selfie — and immediately posted it. What he couldn’t believe, as he looked at the picture once it hit Facebook, was that it already had two Likes.
That’s the speed of modern life. Now, Kimmel can tell all his friends that he hosts a late-night talk show and they’ll actually believe him. After all, it’s on Facebook.