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Posted by Sophie-Ha Friday, January 28, 2022

Jimmy Kimmel under fire as fans say he made demeaning comments connecting BTS with COVID-19

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Recently, ARMYs have taken to social media to raise issues with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel as the fans say he made demeaning comments connecting BTS to COVID-19.

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel referred to the 'BTS Fever' and COVID-19 are both "dangerous" while interviewing Ashley Park from 'Emily in Paris.'


However, it didn't stop there. Recently, Jimmy Kimmel did a monologue comparing the evolution of boy bands to COVID-19 mutations. In the end, he stated, "So contagious it destroys the earth," and some fans thought he may have referred to BTS.

With more fans and netizens finding Jimmy Kimmel's recent comments disconcerting, they took to social media platforms such as Twitter to point out Kimmel's demeaning and xenophobic commentary.

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Laure227
Laure22774 pts Friday, January 28, 2022 26
Friday, January 28, 2022

Comon guys have we realy gone so far that we cant take jokes anymore its a joke i thot it was pretty funny hey beber fever , now evryone has bts fever yah maby not so tasteful joking about covid but i mean army mad yah maby if their looking for things to get mad

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Elkie
Elkie422 pts Friday, January 28, 2022 24
Friday, January 28, 2022

Ashley Park explained that she would’ve never guessed that she had COVID-19 because she thought all her symptoms were from going into shock after RM and V noticed her. Jimmy Kimmel said, “You thought it was BTS fever,” and she said yes.

She literally was the person to make the connection. These people are just parroting other people's outrage and feel justified doing so without fact checking. It's Amber all over again.

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