Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia has accused late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel of acting as a “dog whistle for the violent left” by suggesting in her monologue, a showcase for jokes, That he might be slapped by Will Smith.
Green announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he had filed a Capitol police complaint against Kimmel after a monologue joke on Tuesday Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel asked the audience, “Where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Discussing Green’s claim that Ketanji Brown was a “pedophile supporter” who supported Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court. Kimmel responded to Green’s claim by tweeting, “Officer? I’d like to report a joke.”
The conflict escalated Thursday, with Kimmel and Greene continuing to trade tweets. Greene responded by mocking Kimmel by seeking to “report the joke”, accusing him of misogyny and racism, while alleging that his monologue was aimed at him rather than laugh. Violence was incited.
“You weren’t kidding,” tweeted green. “You hide your misogyny and your racism behind your ‘joke’ on @ABC. It was a dog whistle for the violent left who is at me or worse, and your[sic] Already inspiring fantasies of violence against me. How many new death threats will I get that are your fans?”
“The only fantasies you inspire are those of silence,” Kimele reacted, “Maybe you should report this to animal control?”
A little later, Kimmel replied to a related Tweet From Republican Representative Matt Getz of Florida, a close ally of Green.
Gaetz presented a scenario of Kimmel “indulging in horrific, unprovoked violence against congressmen” before writing “note to @JimmyKimmel”: Not only would Marjorie Taylor Green’s husband make quick work of you, but @RepMTG himself quick work of you will do!
“Note @RepMattGaetz—stay indoors. It’s Girl Scout cookie season,” tweeted Kimmel was probably alluding to a federal investigation into the Gatz sex trafficking allegations of a 17-year-old girl.
Green weighs in again answer Kimmel’s tweet suggested that she “report this to Animal Control” with a video that included two voicemail messages calling for violence against Kimmel.
Green wrote alongside the video, “@jimmykimmel Your fans called my office today in direct response to inciting physical violence against me.” “It’s no joke. You knew exactly what you were doing. @ABC and their parent company @WaltDisneyCo shouldn’t allow your malice and threats of violence.”
One of the audio clips shared in the video shows a man saying, “Right to Jimmy Kimmel, you should definitely get Will Smith every day, every morning, lunch and dinner. You Be a fool, dummy.” The other outspoken caller said he would “pay Jimmy Kimmel good money to hit his f***ing head with a baseball bat,” adding that “would be so f***ing hysterical.”
Green’s communications director Nick Dyer told newsweek That the messages in the video represent “some” of the “threats” coming to our office.
newsweek ABC reached out for comment.
Capitol Police told newsweek It “cannot confirm or discuss any possible investigation” after Green was contacted about the alleged complaint.
Kimmel’s Tuesday night monologue joke referred to the now infamous incident in which Smith slapped Chris Rock over a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith during a live broadcast of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Greene later praised Smith for killing The Rock on Twitter, calling the violent outburst an “alpha male reaction.” She also praised Rock, who, she said, “handled it like a guy who doesn’t cry.”
The relationship between Smith and Green was created by Kimmel after Congress accused several lawmakers of being “pro-pedophile” by supporting Jackson, the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court after being confirmed in the Senate on Thursday. Will be
During Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearings, several Republicans in the chamber claimed she was too soft in serving sentences in child-porn cases. However, fact-checking articles published by outlets including the Associated Press and Washington Post The claim has been deemed misleading.