Jimmy Kimmel addressed his recent disagreement with New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his first monologue of the year on Monday night, playfully dubbing him “Karen Rodgers” for suggesting Kimmel’s inclusion in sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s client list.
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In an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Jan. 2, Rodgers mentioned that “there’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, really hoping that doesn’t come out.” In response, Kimmel took to social media to dismiss the claim and even hinted at legal action, stating, “Keep it up, and we will debate the facts further in court.”
Asserting that he has never met Epstein or been associated with his activities, Kimmel speculated that Rodgers might be seeking revenge for previous teasing on “Live!” regarding his top knot and vaccination statements. Kimmel suggested that Rodgers may be upset because he mocked the quarterback’s conspiracy theory about UFO sightings being a distraction from the Epstein list.
Kimmel played a clip of himself poking fun at Rodgers and commented on the quarterback’s self-perception, asserting that Rodgers believes his success on the football field elevates him to extraordinary status. Kimmel humorously critiqued Rodgers’ views on science and immunology, highlighting the quarterback’s unconventional expertise despite lacking formal education in those fields.
Watch it here, Kimmel Rosts Karen Rodgers:
Jimmy’s thoughts on quarterback Karen Rodgers… pic.twitter.com/mRh5VRUycz— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) January 9, 2024
Despite his criticisms, Kimmel expressed willingness to accept an apology from Rodgers, acknowledging that the footballer might not extend one. He concluded by redirecting some humor towards former President Donald Trump, showcasing a clip of Trump and Epstein in conversation.