Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene insisted that she felt threatened by Jimmy Kimmel’s quip suggesting that Will Smith should slap her. She responded with another tweet on April 7, 2022, accusing the comedian of misogyny and racism. “This was a dog whistle to the violent left to assault me or worse, and your already inspiring fantasies of violence against me,” she claimed.
Rising to the challenge, Jimmy Kimmel commented on Greene’s police report in one of his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” monologues. “I have the weirdest life, I really do,” the late-night host joked (via Twitter). He summarized the previous day’s events, adding, “Not only did she call the police, she called the same police she voted against giving a Congressional Gold Medal to, for defending our Capitol against the insurrection she helped incite on January 6 … It’s amazing how quickly you go from ‘These liberals — you can’t say anything anymore’ to ‘What did you say? I’m calling the cops!’ Must be that cancel culture they’re always talking about.”
After clarifying that he does not condone aggression or threats of harm, Kimmel then pointed out that Greene herself ran campaign ads in which she wielded a huge assault rifle. He added that Greene has also supported social media posts calling for top Democrats to be executed (via The New York Times), so it seemed hypocritical of her to “[whine] about fantasies of violence.”