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Kimmel's Benoit Burn

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7/23/2007 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is a line you can cross when roasting Flavor Flav -- and Jimmy Kimmel was the one who crossed it.

Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Benoit, Flavor Flav
During last night's four-letter fest in honor of the "Flavor of Love" star, Kimmel was poking fun at the fact that Flav has several children with several different women, when he said that "Chris Benoit is a better father than you." What, too soon?

A TMZ staffer who was at the roast (airing August 12 on Comedy Central) just happened to be sitting next to two censors for the network. When Kimmel made the crack, the censors looked at each other and laughed while shaking their heads "no." One immediately put down "Chris Benoit" on a list of jokes to cut. Another joke to make the list came at the end, when the Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, called the "Flavor of Love" girls sprinkled throughout the audience "nappy headed bitches."

C**t, c**ksucker and ni**a were fine -- but current events, ixnay?


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I am absolutely sickened at the fact that comedians now adays have no respect for the dead or their families. Anyone that would make a joke about a man killing his child and wife should be stoned in the street.

2626 days ago


MTV aired Kimmels joke along with Lampanelli's comment. Bridget Neilsen's attempt at humour was a laughless disaster.

2625 days ago


Totally out of hand and insensitive. Chris benoit still has surviving children and i'm sure that they would like to put this behind them. Jimmy has always been stupid and Adam carried him when they were on the man show. I can't believe that anyone watches his show.

2625 days ago


It's a joke. Lighten up.

2624 days ago


This wasn't funny at all. That was a very tasteless joke.

Also, I read where somone saying (and I know this is off the subject a bit) that O.J. was a better dad because he went to trial like a man and was found not guilty! To that I say this, a murderer is a murderer! To even suggest that O.J. was better than Benoit because he didn't kill his kids and kill himself is a terrible double-standard.

In that respect, Flava Flav is better than either one of those men! True, he isn't much of a father BUT he didn't kill any of his kids NOR did he kill any of the mothers of these kids. In other words, Flava Flav is a dead-beat dad but he isn't a murderer (unlike O.J. and Benoit respectively).

Jimmy Kimmel should be ashamed of himself for even making that joke considering one of Chris' victims was his own 7 year old son (and even that is still debated because some suggested that the wife killed him). There is a limit to humor and Kimmel not only crossed the line, he obliterated the line!

2622 days ago

Ashley Olsen    

OUT OF HAND and tasteless humor!

2647 days ago


I agree

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2647 days ago

Rick James    

At the same time it's true. Flava Flav ain't much of a dad and his multitude of bastard kids (and the world) would be better off if they were in heavan.

2647 days ago


Flav would never harm his kids. Totally out-of-line.

2647 days ago


Kimmel should be fired. That isn't funny you ass.

2647 days ago

Joe Black    

Fantastic. You people need to relax. Or better yet, get a weight set (ZOMGANOTHERCHRISBENOITJOKE!!)

2647 days ago


good stuff. It's a joke people. Relax.

2647 days ago


Al Sharpton needs to go after Kimmell and set his ass straight.

2647 days ago

:eman ruoY    

You guys obviously don't know what a roast is..

2647 days ago
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