Audio has emerged of late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel impersonating black comedian George Wallace and admitting to using the “N-word” multiple times on a 1996 comedy Christmas album.
Fox News obtained the sound byte, which was recorded during a 2013 podcast with Kimmel and comedian Adam Carolla. Carolla says “Jimmy is doing Snoop” on the song, and Kimmel seconded, saying “This is when Snoop Dogg first came out, hit the scene, and I used to imitate him by only saying, ‘You know what I’m saying?'”
“Jimmy, do you only do black people?” someone asks. “I prefer them, yes,” Kimmel jokingly responds.
The track, which is currently on YouTube, comes form the cassette A Family Christmas In Your Ass. Kimmel raps the following: “Me and my n—– down in LBC, we’ll smoke that motherf—— Christmas tree.”
Liner notes from the cassette, also obtained by Fox News, credit Kimmel as a co-producer and writer off all comedic content.
On aforementioned podcast, Kimmel described phoning “the president of Comedy Central as George Wallace, the comedian” before altering his voice pattern and exclaiming, “I just wanna say I had a great time, and thank you for inviting me!”
Fox notes that Kimmel urged actor Tom Arnold to release an alleged “N-word” tape of President Trump in 2018. Hypocrisy aside, it’s worth noting that Kimmel used the word nearly 25 years ago, and entertainers probably shouldn’t be held to the same standards as a political leader. Kimmel has previously come under fire for “crass, racist and transphobic” content written for The Man Show, of which Kimmel was a co-creator.