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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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gdub    

Al Sharpton needs a brain implant. He is a complete idiot.

2594 days ago
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stutzey    

I hope Flav busts him in the eye for saying that.

2594 days ago
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Kellie    

That was going over the line. It was tasteless and shows the man has no dignity of class. And it seems like Kimmel isn't the only one without class or dignity---#9 doesn't have it either!!

2594 days ago
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Maddy    

Sharpton should go after Kimmel? He should be fired? For saying that Chris Benoit was a better father?????????? Did you read the story?? While the Benoit remark was not in good taste, it's Lisa Lampanelli you should be trashing.

TMZ doesn't like Kimmel but overlooks the crap being spouted by Conan and that a$$hole Fergeson.

2594 days ago
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noneed2know    

That's what censors do, people -- they decide what gets on TV. Do you think all the jokes from the "legendary" (=old) Dean Martin roasts made it to the airwaves? Whether cable, broadcast or net, somebody, somewhere, is deciding if it's "suitable for public consumption", even if it's the public themselves.

2594 days ago
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Jaspbyd    

Thats not the least bit funny.In fact its down right tasteless,even for you Kimmel.

2594 days ago
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Jaspbyd    

Thats not the least bit funny.In fact its down right tasteless,even for you Kimmel.

2594 days ago
23.

Bill    

I think Jesse Jackson ought to go after Kimmel, --wait a minute, he's got an illegitimate child, too. Ok then, we'll get Bill Cosby!--no, he also......oh never mind.

2594 days ago
24.

Lola    

Sharpton has no business going after anybody, that self-righteous pig!!! He owes Dutchess County ,NY more than apologies after Tawana Brawley (remember her, Fat Al?)

2594 days ago
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stutzey    

Yup. That is what I say. Sharpton should stand up against haters like Kimmel. He shouldn't have said in the first place. Flav is a nice person in general. Leave him alone.

2594 days ago
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mongoose65    

Idiots! That's what roasts are for! The more tasteless and offensive the better! It's almost a competition to see which comic can push the boundaries of good (bad) taste the farthest! I'm proud of Kimmel. All of these "pro" roasters and a plain old netwotk show host was able to out-sleaze them! Glad you still got it, Jimmy! BTW, his g-friend Sarah is one of the raunchiest comics around and she's a hottie too!

2594 days ago
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stutzey    

Kimmel better shut his mouth, because Al will be on his ass. No one messes with big Al.

2594 days ago
28.

Shootingstar    

Weak, lame, inappropriate and worst of all...not funny.

2594 days ago
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stutzey    

It is a roast? Those are hateful and unkind remarks. Lisa should be kicked off the show too. Poor Flav. Disgusting people. Utter trash and filth.

2594 days ago
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stutzey    

Flav is a kind and sweet man. He is great to his fans. He never acts like he is bothered when someone wants his autograph. Foofy Foofy needs to sick Brigitte on their butts.

2594 days ago
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