Jimmy Kimmel makes gay joke at Marcus Bachmann's expense [VIDEO]

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In front of President Obama, Jimmy Kimmel made Marcus the butt of a joke.
Marcus Bachmann is so closeted, he's collected more pink slips than the oft-fired Keith Olbermann. Or so said Jimmy Kimmel during his keynote comedy routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner.

Kimmel's joke went over about as well as one of Marcus's ex-gay therapy sessions: The crowd groaned while Kimmel said, "if you're not familiar with Marcus Bachmann, he plays Cameron on the show Modern Family." The camera then panned to a shot of a man who looked to be Eric Stonestreet, the actor who plays Cameron, a gay character on a show I'm happy to say I've never watched.

With his Bachmann bash, Kimmel follows a path often trodden by HBO's Bill Maher. Below the jump is video of Kimmel's WHCD performance (the Bachmann joke begins at about the 19:20 mark), followed by video of two of Maher's recent Marcus-secretly-enjoys-penises wisecracks.

Here's Kimmel:

Here's a clip from earlier this month of HBO's Maher joking that for years, Marcus has been telling the pizza delivery guy, "'I'd like a weiner in my rim'":

And finally, here's Maher wisecracking about how after Marcus saw the video of Moammar Gaddafi being sodomized by a stick, he decided to dress up as former Libyan dictator for Halloween:

-- Hat tip to Ken Avidor for bringing light to Kimmel's Marcus Bachmann joke.

See also:
-- Senate rejects effort to block tax dollars from being used for ex-gay therapy
-- Marcus Bachmann's clinics still practicing ex-gay therapy, says new undercover report

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I don't care if Marcus Bachmann is gay, straight, bi, or whatever.  He's not my type.  I do think he's a rotten guy, and I don't really care what motivates his appalling behavior.  I don't think there's anything funny about his destructive hypocrisy, no matter what motivates it.  And I don't think someone whose behavior is as destructive and cruel as Mr. Bachmannn's is is appropriately the topic of jokes; particularly when the jokes involve behavior that, when practiced by non-destructive, non-cruel people, is natural, healthy, and positive.  Nail the guy up for the harm he does to people; not for the fact he demonizes other people's personalities.


I don't get it, are you calling him out for making a gay joke? The same publication that ran such headlines as "Marchus Bachmann: Gay or Straight?" or ran a "story" about tweets made by Cher that called Marcus a drag queen? No, you couldn't be calling him out for doing that. That would be pretty hypocritical.

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Supporters of trendy liberalism are held to different standards than common folk. Don't get me wrong, christian conservative terrorists are horrible too, the difference between them is you can tell a conservitard" jesus was a fag" and they'll pray for you silently. You can offer up all the evidence in the world to a libtard and they'll repeatedly tell you "no I'm not, you are"...


I am a gay man. I was kicked out of my house into zero degree weather at 16 by my conservative Christian parents and told, in front of my two younger brothers, by those who would supposedly pray silently for me, that I would be burning in hell for who I am, as my brothers cried. (I have, 14 years since, graduated college and grad school and have made more of a success of myself than either of my parents--my brothers, both happily married with great children visit my partner and me and ignore my parents.) So I disagree with you that conservat[ives] will "pray for you silently." That said, I actually agree with the first part of your comment.  Why is it okay for anyone to make jokes that perpetuate stereotypes at the expense of a man who seems to fit the stereotype of gay.  I agree that Marcus Bachmann's behavior toward his gay clients is abhorrent, unethical and immorral.  So call him out on that.  But using jokes that would be offensive if he is, truly, gay seems hypocritical and flat out wrong.  I generally like Maher, Stewart, Kimmel and the like, but find hurtful humor inappropriate, regardless of at whom it is directed.

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