Nationwide anger over the killing of Cecil the Lion has reached a fever pitch, and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is among the outraged.
In a tongue-in-cheek reference to Bill Cosby, Kimmel ripped into the hunter/dentist, Walter Palmer, calling him “the most hated man in America who never advertised Jell-O pudding.”
According to the late night host, Palmer’s need to hunt majestic animals might be due to some personal sexual problems.
The big question is: Why are you shooting a lion in the first place? I mean, I’m honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that. How is that fun? Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things that are stronger than you? If that’s the case, they have a pill for that. It works great. Just stay home and swallow it, and you save yourself a lifetime of being the most hated man in America who never advertised JELL-O Pudding on television.
And, by the way, I’m not against hunting. If you’re hunting to eat, or to help keep the animal population healthy, or it’s part of your culture or something, that’s one thing. But if you’re some a-hole dentist who wants a lion’s head over the fireplace in his man cave so his douchebag buddies can gather around it and drink scotch and tell him how awesome he is, that’s just vomitous.
At the end of the bit, Kimmel asked viewers to donate to www.wildcru.org to support the researchers who were tracking Cecil.
“Make a donation, support them,” Kimmel said. “At the very least, maybe we can show the world that not all Americans are like this jackhole here, this dentist.”
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