Megan Fox’s Fans Berate Jimmy Kimmel For Sexual Jokes On Her 15-Year-Old Self
By Izza Sofia, 23 Jun 2020
Left image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com, right image via DFree / Shutterstock.com
Internet users have slammed Jimmy Kimmel over a 2009 interview with Megan Fox that has resurfaced online.
In the interview, the actress revealed a disturbing story on how she was sexualized in a Michael Bay film when she was only 15 years. However, instead of empathizing with her, Kimmel cracked an inappropriate joke about her sexuality.
Fox recalled that she had to wear a Stars-and-Stripes bikini and six-inch heels as an extra on the set of Bad Boys 2. Because it was a club scene and she was only 15, the production team couldn’t let her sit at the bar with a drink in hand.
Bay came up with a solution to that problem, which was to have Fox dancing underneath a waterfall and getting soaking-wet.
“At 15. I was in tenth grade. So that’s a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works,” Fox said in the interview, to which Kimmel replied, “Well, that’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work.”
The crowd then laughed, before Fox reiterated that she was only 15, and looked uncomfortable sitting there. Kimmel added, “Some of us have the decency to suppress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”
The clip was shared by Twitter user Liz W, who wrote, “Megan Fox tells a story about Michael Bay sexualizing her as a 15-year-old. The crowd laughs, and Kimmel makes gross jokes. Teen girls beig preyed on by older men has never been taken seriously.”
Social media users have called the interview “disgusting,” with one viewer writing, “His response is even worse what the hell.”
“I think Fox’s reaction shows a lot. She’s so clearly visibly upset by Kimmel’s reaction but can’t say anything to his awful joke,” another user chimed in.
clip from 2009 where megan fox tells a story about michael bay sexualising her as a 15 y/o— liz w 🧸 (@reservoird0gs) June 21, 2020
the crowd laughs, and kimmel makes gross jokes
teen girls being preyed on by older men has never been taken seriously and still isn’t pic.twitter.com/t1rF80UTj1
His response is even worse what the hell.— my name zach (@ZachLawson04) June 21, 2020
His reply? What kind of boys will be boys bullshit is that? Men will generalize themselves as predators and then get upset when we're afraid of them— uh oh.¹²⁷ (@timtamtals) June 21, 2020
Megan, "I was 15"— Rogue B (@downriver_b) June 21, 2020
Megan, "yeah, 15..."
Megan, "so yeah, 15..."
Jimmy, *peervy joke*
Megan, ".....youre not getting the point of this story, are you?"
What an utterly disgusting take by Kimmel. Why is, "I'm so sorry that happened to you", something that is beyond his imagination to say. Instead he offers, "We all have those thoughts, but we repress them". God damn, she was 15. Who the Hell is "We"?— Two Fingers Media (@BillSelznick) June 21, 2020
I think Fox’s reaction shows a lot. She’s so clearly visibly upset by Kimmel’s reaction but can’t say anything to his awful joke. This is terrible to watch, it’s a kind of abuse in real time. Even a high star celebrity is not immune— baronaharon (@baronaharon) June 21, 2020
[via HuffPost, opening image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com, DFree / Shutterstock.com]
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