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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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Tangie    

Tasteless...since it involves the child. His girlfriend Sarah Silverman is just as obnoxious.

2657 days ago
32.

Maddy    

Did you bother to actually read the whole story? Why are you hating on Kimmel when it's Lisa Lampanelli who made the racist remarks?

2657 days ago
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stutzey    

I think they both should go after Kimmel for his tasteless remarks. Who cares if they have illegitimate children? Everyone does these days. So what!

2657 days ago
34.

stutzey    

Send New York to talk with Kimmel.

2657 days ago
35.

wrayc    

making such a comment about a tragedy only weeks old is disgusting and tasteless.
calling it a "joke" doesn't make it funny.
as if his obnoxious girlfriend wasnt bad enough publicly humiliating paris while she sat in the audience. Saying she "feels bad" afterwards was a clear indication that she knew what she was doing was WRONG and should never have been said. Maybe her and kimmel should take a couple's cruise off the edge of the earth. I won't miss their brand of humor.

2657 days ago
36.

Katerina    

Our company has recently completed a study which indicates that Mr. Kimmel is considered the most stupid human being on the planet in the past 400 years. We will be gla to send the whole report or an executive summary to legitimate researchers for their archives. Thank you.

2657 days ago
37.

Ashley Olsen    

These days contemporary comedians like Kimmel and Lampanelli don't have the wit or subtetly to engage audiences in laughter, so they resort to the basest jokes they could find. They are outrageous and disgusting. I enjoy offensive humor, but this is over-the-top!

2657 days ago
38.

tba    

Kimmel must be desperate for a job to roast Flav. Kimmel, you're suppose to move up in the world...not down.

2657 days ago
39.

barbara    

Jimmy Kimmel is so hilarious. People are so uptight....IT'S A JOKE! No one thinks Flav is gonna kill his kid. Clearly (cough) he is a better dad than that. But Jimmy Kimmel is sexy as hell!

2657 days ago
40.

annab    

HOW EMBARASSING FOR THEM. TASTELESS AND SHAMEFUL.

2657 days ago
41.

JAA    

Jimmy Kimmel is as funny as his girlfriend, Sarah Silverman.....pathetic. It is amazing to me that Kimmel is still on television but they also gave Adam Carolla his own show and he must be the unfunniest guy ever on television. Low brow humor is for the talentless, comedic hacks; Kimmel, Silverman, Carolla, Dennis Miller, Bill O'Reilly, etc. It takes a very bright comic to keep the humor fresh and clever without stooping to the levels of Kimmel.

2657 days ago
42.

stutzey    

I love ya Flav. He is a sweetie.

2657 days ago
43.

White Power    

After all, Benoit's kid was just a tard.

2657 days ago
44.

you are entitled to my opinion    

lol, Get Some Sense, now THAT'S funny!!!!!

2657 days ago
45.

er9803    

People Its a Roast!! Jokes like this are acceptable!!

2657 days ago
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