Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday ripped Fox News host Brian Kilmeade for referring to the late-night comedian as a member of the “Hollywood elite.”
“This is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue.
“He’s such a fan … he follows me on Twitter. He asked me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite.”
Kimmel said the only reason Kilmeade isn’t a member of the Hollywood elite is because “nobody will hire him to be one.”
However, Brain had a perfect classy response:
He talked about the Emmys performance.
“Sunday’s politically charged Emmys may have been the lowest rated in history, but that isn’t stopping Hollywood elites like Jimmy Kimmel from pushing their politics on the rest of the country,” Kilmeade said.
But apparently this rubbed Kimmel the wrong way. According to him, he has done a lot for the Fox host. He noted that Kilmeade “kisses his a** like a little boy meeting Batman.”
“He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one,” Kimmel said. “The reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open-heart surgery and has to have two more, and because of that, I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation.”
Kilmeade had a message of his own.
“About me and you personally, you know, I did this thing called to request an interview for an up-and-coming talk show host, you did a great job on Fox Sports.”
“And even when you weren’t getting great ratings, I thought you and the show was excellent. When I was at ‘American Idol’ across the street at the finale, I walked over at least two years, maybe three years, and you were kind enough to give an interview to me.”
“I thought the pieces went great. But I didn’t kiss your butt.”
“I thought you did a good job, and I thought I’d highlight behind the scenes an up-and-coming talk show. And you’re trying, me trying to get you to blurb the book. A little mistaken. I actually tried to get you in this book in 2003, “It’s How You Play the Game.”
“The Games Do Count,” two books, back-to-back. I wanted to focus on people in sports and how it helped them later on in life. Guys like The Rock to be in it, President Bush to be in it, and Robin Williams to be in it, I wanted you to be in it. It didn’t work out. I didn’t think that was negative. Continue to do a great job. Best luck with your son. Back in a moment.”
H/t World Politicus