Washington and Hollywood were involved in a battle on social media. It all started when U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, “Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile.”
During his monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, he said, “Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. He implied that he needs to be slapped.
He is a comedian. It was a joke. However, Greene didn’t take it as a joke. She called the Capitol Police. On Twitter, she included the clip of Kimmel’s show and wrote, “.@ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 6, 2022
USA Today reached out to Green’s office and told them, “Our office takes all threats of violence towards the Congresswoman very seriously. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence to be committed against Congresswoman Greene. It will not be tolerated.”
The Capitol Police refused to confirm or discuss any potential investigations.
Kimmel did not reply. He once again responded to her via his late-night talk show. He explained what happened during his monologue. Jimmy said he was not going to call the police. He thought he had a better idea. He would report it to Batman.
In the video below, you can see the response to Greene calling the Capitol Police. He wrote a letter to Batman.
Do you think the person overreacted to the joke? What do you think about the letter to Batman?