Jimmy Kimmel has found out that if you ask Americans almost anything in a positive tone, they will offer their congratulations — even if it’s to North America for detonating the country’s first hydrogen bomb.
“You would think that the idea that North Korea might have a hydrogen bomb might be somewhat alarming to us on the West Coast,” Kimmel said on Wednesday night’s episode of his ABC late-night show.
Nope. Kimmel sent his camera crew to the wet streets of Hollywood to tell pedestrians that North Korea was “finally able to successfully detonate a hydrogen bomb, the world is excited, people are sending their congratulations.” And a scary number of people he talked to offered their own felicitations.
“Congratulations North Korea, it’s about time, you know?” one woman said.
“If you believe you can do it, then you can achieve it,” said another.
One woman went so far as to personally congratulate Kim Jong-un for everything he’s done.
“Congratulations Kim Jong-un, everything you’ve done, you’ve done a really good job, keep it up, stay safe, good work!”