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FOH: Jimmy Kimmel Has Kenyans Read Celebrity Tweets

Last night Jimmy Kimmel, clearly ignorant of Kenyan culture, live featured a segment 'Kenyans Read Celebrity Tweets.' Check out our critique.


We're going to have to take a deep breath before we try to explain this ridiculously ignorant of Kenyan culture and problematic segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Jimmy Kimmel featured a segment titled "Kenyans Read Celebrity Tweets." According to Kimmel, his friends have a great charity organization down there where they "help people in Kenya and educate them." Wonderful, but apparently in Kenya- they don't have twitter because Kenyans are not the top twitter users on the continent and there's no internet access. The segment features these technology deprived Kenyans reading celebrity tweets into the camera. And this is supposed to be funny. Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel for providing us with the most condescending video of the week and  most ignorant view of Kenyan culture. He also manages to elbow his way to the front of Teju Cole's shit list, which is always a great thing.

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