Jimmy Kimmel doesn't seem to be worried about potentially losing viewerswho don't agree with his stance on healthcare and gun violence.Kimmel told CBS' Sunday Morning, "Three years ago, I was equally liked by Republicans and Democrats. And then Republican numbers went way down, like 30 percent, or whatever. And you know, as a talk show host, that's not ideal but I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Kimmel entered the healthcare debate in September, an issue that became particularly important to the comic after his six-month-old son Billy was born with a rare congenital heart defect.And he recently choked up during a monologue demanding Congress to act on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre earlier in October. Critics like conservative commentator Ben Shapiro have slammed Kimmel for parading as a "moral arbiter."
Kimmel says, "I'm not. I mean, I agree with him. I'm nobody's moral arbiter. You don't have to watch the show. You don't have to listen to what I say."
Kimmel added that he doesn't say "I don't mind" because he preferred "everyone with a television to watch the show.
"But if they're so turned off by my opinion on healthcare and gun violence then, I don't know, I probably wouldn't want to have a conversation with them anyway.... Not good riddance, but riddance."
Source: Washington Free Beacon