Jimmy Kimmel reacts after being reported to police for Will Smith joke

After Marjorie Taylor Greene called jimmy kimmel to joke Will Smith by slapping her hypothetically, the comedian defended his humor.

The 47-year-old politician took to Twitter on Wednesday April 6, in writing, “@ABC this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice.” Kimmel, 54, for his part, responded to the tweet, “Officer? I would like to report a joke.

A day prior, the New York native had questioned Greene’s opinions during a segment on his Jimmy Kimmel Live! late night show.

“This woman, mom of the Klan, is especially angry with the three Republican senators who said they would vote yes on Ketanji Brown Jacksonwho is appointed to the Supreme Court,” he explained during a segment on Tuesday, April 5. “Where is Will Smith when you really need him?”

Jimmy Kimmel and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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Kimmel’s reference comes shortly after Smith, 53, made headlines for his altercation with Chris Rock at the 94th Annual Academy Awards late last month. Rock, 57, made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smithhis head shaved off while presenting an award. the Girls trip The 50-year-old star, who suffers from alopecia, rolled her eyes before her husband walked upstage and slapped the comedian.

“Will Smith just slapped the shit on me,” Rock said in uncensored footage that later surfaced online. After the Coupling star returned to his seat, he repeatedly yelled at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

the King Richard The star, who won Best Actor moments later, apologized for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” behavior towards Rock a day later. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no room for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote via Instagram.

Smith added, “I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the show’s producers, all of the contestants, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior tainted what has been an otherwise magnificent journey for all of us.

Amid public backlash, the Philadelphia star announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

“My actions during the presentation of the 94th Academy Awards were shocking, painful and inexcusable,” he said in a statement Friday, April 1, according to Variety. “The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all in attendance and a global audience back home. I have betrayed the trust of the Academy .

At the time, a source exclusively told We Weekly that the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum is worried about what this incident means for his future. “He feels bad and tries not to panic, but seeing his roles frozen has been an extremely bitter pill to swallow,” an insider revealed. “His biggest fear is that he’s being completely undone, and there’s nothing he can do about it but sit back, absorb his punishment like a man, and try to atone as much as he can.”

Rock, for his part, recently noted that he would not be discussing the situation publicly at a recent stand-up gig. “Chris broke the ice by sarcastically saying he had an interesting week,” a witness shared with We about his concert in New Jersey on Saturday, April 2. “Everyone laughed because they knew what he was referring to, of course.”

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