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  1. nic says

    omfg, this was indeed epic. i saw it last night. kimmel and affleck rule.

    so, so fucking funny. truth is, i’m not sure who i’d rather fuck first; matt, ben, or jimmy. i’m just horny right now.

  2. EnigmaticAnswer says

    Sarah’s clip was much, much funnier. Sure, Jimmy had tons of celebrities in his clip but it’s often more about quality than quantity. It was a noble effort, but if anything, I found it homophobically offensive. He used the thought of Jimmy and Ben being gay to ridicule. I found it very uncomfortable to watch and it even gave me the willies when they were touching. Eeew.

  3. Jimmyboyo says

    Not to piss in everybody’s cereal, BUT it was kind of offenive.

    How many of us wear scarves around our necks?

    How many of us wear metalic shirts?

    How many of us paint our toe nails?

    etc

    Just because many involved are great liberals (Ben, Brad, etc) doesn’t mean it is ok or even funny to perpetuate horid stereotypes about the gay community.

    With friends like that…….

  4. Cory says

    Oh people, come on. How many times are stereotypes made fun of? Many late night talk show hosts make fun of Jews, African-Americans, women, men, all for they’re stereotypes. Of course there are gay men that are that effeminate, it’s over the top stereotyping and homosexuals are not the only ones being stereotyped in the world. I doubt everyone is making fun of gays, Lance Bass participated and Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt who are both supporters of gay rights (Angelins Jolie’s brother is gay and very close with Pitt, hence their decision not to marry until “everyone can”). Are we really that sensitive that a comedy sketch that is about a response to another comedy sketch involving Matt Damon and Ben Affleck having sex with other people is deemed worthy of these comments? Sheesh.

  5. tjc says

    I thought this was hilarious. The only part I _didn’t_ like was the line, “fucking like they’re in prison,” but I thought it was fun, funny, and cute.

    They hit all the stereotypes — so what. They weren’t doing them to be offensive. Intent counts.

    Frankly, I thought it showed even more of Ben’s ability to laugh at himself — and the rumors / jokes / fantasies of him and Matt Damon — than Jimmy’s — good for both of them.

    It made me laugh and smile.

  6. Jimmyboyo says

    Cory

    Those things you listed are wrong as well. Just because people crack jokes about Jews, women, blacks, etc doesn’t make them right in the first place nor ok to crack steriotype jokes about gays.

    It sound like you need to talk to somebody about your thinking minority jokes of all kinds are ok.

  7. Cory says

    Jimmy, a lot of those “jokes” are stereotypes written by those very people. Case in point, Spielberg made a video mocking Jewish stereotypes. I think you need to get a sense of humor and realize if you can’t laugh at yourself… :)

  8. Cory says

    Oh, an Jimmy, I do not appreciate you personally attacking me by suggesting a need therapy for finding a comedy clip humorous, especially as I was studying for my masters in social psych. Personal attacks speak more about ones character than being able to laugh at oneself :).

  9. Jimmyboyo says

    Cory

    You can not compare moking steriotypes to perpetuating stereotypes.

    There is a difference.

    A great film about mocking steriotypes is Spike Lee’s Bamboozeled. Watch it and lern the difference.

    :-)

  10. Cory says

    Jimmy, you realize you are debating a video clip about Jimmy Kimmel having sex with Ben Affleck, NOT about homosexuality. My comment was in regards to some people needing to get off the cross and realize not everything is about us versus “them”. This is just a satire piece and you are reading into my comment. I realize some things are inappropriate and stereotypes can be damaging, but this is a freaking comedy sketch. Lance Bass, an out homosexual, participated in this skit, do you think he, of all people, would partake in something that was truly derogatory towards himself? Somethings are just meant to be funny, while of course others may be insulting in nature. Please, do no lecture me about what I should or should not learn, you do not know me and this whole debate is ridiculous. Learn to laugh at yourself, it may help with your stress level ;).

  11. Jimmyboyo says

    Cory

    I do laugh at myself constantly. :-)

    Lance Bass is far and away the last person to hold up as a great homosexual cfrusader and or leader. The guy was closeted for how long? His perpective on gay issues is still in the infantile stage.

  12. voodoolock says

    as a slightly effeminate scarf-wearing gay, i take offense that anyone in my own community would so openly declare my fashion sense as “horrid” without realizing the hypocrisy in the statement. what happened to the freedom of expression that our people are supposedly representing on this earth? we can’t all look like tom brady, so we have to make the best of our resourses, and if that happens to be a scarf and a mettalic shirt, then get used to it sisters.

    until all of us are free, none of us are free. proud to be you and me. i’m sorry if you are so self-loathing that you feel some of us need to be hidden from view in order to no longer be ashamed of who you are.

  13. Jace says

    Oh Jimmy, get a clue. It’s comedy, not an attack on anyone. You need to pick your battles. Don’t let him get to you Cory, we’re all used to his shenanigans. Jimmy would make an issue of someone looking at someone else the wrong way.

  14. Jimmyboyo says

    Voodo

    I did not and do not condemn gays who do wear scarves and paint their toe nails.

    There is a difference between embracing the diversity of our commuity and a couple of straights perpetuating such as what being gay is.

    Ben in a gay fantasy automaticaly becomes a scarf wearing toe nail painter?

    Brad and Clooney have done such spoofs better by remaining who they are without going all stereotypicaly effeminate etc.

    Clooney in bed with john stewart for example was a funny joke especiay since clooney didn’t fem it up.

  15. peterparker says

    I’m glad others agree with me that the video was homophobic. It could’ve been done in a manner that was funny, but having them paint each other’s toenails, dressing the two of them in Daisy Duke cut-off jeans, having them wear puka shell necklaces, and making them wear extra-tight t-shirts was just playing into stereotypes. I don’t do any of those things and neither do any of my friends. Of course, my friends and I usually wear leather and rubber fetish gear which would have been even funnier than the Daisy Dukes, the puka shell necklaces or the tight t-shirts. And that wouldn’t have played into stereotypes at all.

  16. says

    oh please. it’s humor, it was funny, and it was well done (and this comes from someone who doesn’t like Jimmy Kimmel).

    people ARE allowed to make fun of other people, you know – we ALL do it. people are allowed to use stereotypes in order to push the joke.

    you have to think, would the song be as funny, loud, and over-the-top without the scarf, painted toe nails, etc.? would it have been as over-the-top without the onslaught of celebrities that were paraded in front of the camera?

    the answer is “no.” in any extended joke, if you’re going to go there… then go there. if not, it becomes lame and weak.

    you’re gay, you’re not god, and you’re certainly not untouchable. get over yourself.

  17. Ben says

    I thought that was pretty funny. Took a piss out of and on a few things, but so what! It’s not a socio-political statement of any kind – it’s a couple of rich comedians getting their in-crowds pals to make goofy videos they just happen to share with the world in the name of comedy.

    Making fun of people is fun. Whether folks want to admit that or not is the touchy point.

  18. David says

    The reason it works is because all the people in that video — Jimmy, Ben, Brad — are all incredibly supportive and outspoken with it comes to the gay community.

    I think it was hilarious — especially the dedication to Norman Mailer at the end.

  19. Rick says

    I thought it was funny, not as funny as Sarah’s but hers was so good because it was the last thing you ever expected.

    For those offended, get over yourselves.
    You will have the last laugh anyway.
    The term “Fucking Ben Affleck” has just entered the gay lexicon. It could very easily become a catch-all phrase.

    “What are doing after work?”

    “Fucking Ben Affleck.”

    “Any plans this weekend?”

    “Nah, I’m just gonna fuck Ben Affleck for a couple hours.”

    It will never go away.

  20. Kyle Michel Sullivan says

    I’m gay. I watched it. Loved it. Don’t think it’s homophobic. Do think it’s as funny as Sarah Silverman’s. Nothing more to say, so far as I’m concerned.

    Now if you REALLY want to discuss homophobia — which is a VERY serious subject — rant against devil-worshiping scum like Fred Phelps or nations like Iran that actually kill gay people for just being gay, not against some over-produced, “I-got-friends-in-the-business” video that merely makes fun of gay stereotypes.

  21. Jimmyboyo says

    “get over yourself”

    I would say “get some pride”

    Let us all do the gay version of shuck and jive to entertain the man. ha ha. UGH!

    Modern gay “black face” that future generations of gays wll look back upon with scorn, contempt, and pity.

  22. Rick says

    JIMMYBOYO, are you REALLY comparing this comedy sketch to “gay blackface”??? WTF ARE YOU ON??? You’re only embarrassing yourself. As someone said, go deal with REAL homophobia like Fred Phelps. Lord.

  23. Sarah says

    Jimmyboyo, I find your comment about gay blackface highly offensive andy deragatory. Comparing this to racism and homophobia demeans acts that are truly heinous. Please stop trolling and picking fights where no battle exists.

  24. says

    jimmy, if all you have in your life is “being gay”, then i can understand if you need to be the queen (king?) of victimology in order to garner emotion and sympathy. i understand where every thread of fabric will offend. i understand because my mother used to do the same thing. eventually everyone just had to say, “oh for christ’s sake, shut the hell up and go out there and LIVE LIFE!”

    i am a bit different. i am many things, being gay is just one of them. i do not get bent out of shape over small, harmless stuff. why should i be? even collectively, they would not equal the homophobia of our current president or the homophobia of faith-based organizations (much bigger problems we should be focused on). i am proud of being gay, but i’m also proud of being an artist, a writer, and a business owner. Yes, i sometimes get annoyed at poorly constructed humor made by idiots like Jay Leno, who throws gay jokes out like Mardi Gras beads. but that is his right to show the world who he really is. i’m by no means offended that he looks like a fool.

    i see the construction of this joke… i see how it couldn’t be played any other way. if you are offended, or think it to be similar to “blackface”, then what real good are you to the gay community? how are you providing balance and reason to our society or the next generation of gay people following after you? what is the end result you are trying to accomplish?

    the point of the joke was to go over the top and trump Sarah’s video. in order to do that, they had to go over the top with EVERYTHING… the celebrities, the costumes, the music, everything. if you can construct a better joke using “fucking ben affleck” as the bases that “trumps” sarah silverman’s… please… give some suggestions.

    otherwise, please, let the rest of us with lives have our laugh.

  25. Rick (2) says

    Imagine, the year is 2217. Some gay anthropology undergraduate is working on his senior project: towleroad.com. Hours upon hours of sifting through endless posts and comments until, finally, he hits the slut picture of Matt Damon. He will be laughing so hard he won’t have time to have scorn, contempt, or pity for us.

  26. yclept says

    I was thinking that the implied coupling is pretty funny. It’s not Kimmel and Garner, it’s Kimmel and Affleck. Silverman and Kimmel are currently dating, and back in the day, rumors were rampant that Affleck and Damon were a couple. So I think it’s great that they can still make fun of themselves in this way.

  27. jimmyboyo says

    Ughhhh

    Perpetuating a stereotype just plays into fred phelp’s and his ilk’s hands.

    Disagree all you want, it doesn’t affect me. I stand by everything I have said though I apologize for misspellings and typos.

    compare and think about this

    Clooney did a gay skit with John stewart where they did not pretend fem just because they were doing gay

    Ben Aflek and Jimmy Kimmel non fem straights automaticaly go super fem when doing a gay skit.

    One was funny and not down putting to gays.

    The other a cheap laugh for straights at the gay communitys expense.

    I only intended the one post, but if you call me out in your post directly I am of course going to respond back.

    I do not consider this the cause de jor or something to rail aginst as the greatest crime against gays ever.

    If you disagree and don’t want to hear a response then just ignore my post and don’t mention me in your own posts.

    Who are the ones picking fights because they are bored???

    Disagree, ignore, and don’t mention me in your posts then. It is that easy

    Sarah, are you even gay? Are you a lesbian sister who has been exposed to homophobia or are you just a straight gay fan girl reading a gay blog? Are you black or at least have black / mixed race relatives so as to equip you to understand racism and homopobia? If a white straight girl, I thank you for being a freind to gays, but your perspective on judging homphobia and racism is lacking.

  28. Sarah says

    JIM, you attacked people personally over this issue, when no one else seemed to be offended but you. If you truly think this is so heinous I think you might need a little perspective. Always pick your battles carefully.

  29. Mike says

    WAAAHHHH I was offended by a video WAAAAAHHHH.

    Everything offends someone. People need to learn to live with that. If you don’t like something just ignore it or skip the post on it. Everyone’s just a bunch of attention whore cry babies. WAAHHHH look at me, I’m making a scene because I didn’t like something.

    Anyways, I thought this was just ok, Sarah’s was definately funnier. I’m still dying to see the uncensored version. My favorite part of the Kimmell one was Camerine Diaz doing that thing with her fingers. Hot dogs and donuts!!

  30. Rick says

    Jimmyboyo, at the risk of fanning your flame, what does Sarah’s background have to do with anything? Maybe she is a lesbian, or black, or asian, or [insert description here]. What if she is just a heterosexual female who realizes there is more to life than being labeled? Regardless, your comment was discriminatory towards here, dismissing her opinion – and a good one at that – because she might be a straight female. That is just as bad as homophobia or racism, no matter how you slice it.

  31. Rick says

    “If you disagree and don’t want to hear a response then just ignore my post and don’t mention me in your own posts.”

    Translation: Only I can pass judgment and insult other people, other people are not entitled.

    Really Jimbo? This whole thing you’ve created in this post is ludicrous. In case you forgot, an African-American was shot and killed in Florida, along with Lawrence Kind, a 15 year old, and there is a battle over the next US Presidency, those topics seem much more prudent on whether Jimmy Kimbol is homophobic. Really… really…

  32. Jimmyboyo says

    sarah

    I count t least 3 others besides myself though probably less offended by it. Who knows how many who read Towleroad and never post = hundreds upon hundrreds really feel. Many probably support your stance while other were also probably offended.

    Like I said, I do not conside this the cause de hor. i do not consider this so utterly offensive that my undies are in a bunch.

    I think many are reading emotion, body language, and tone of voice into my osts which is impossible for you to read. 90%+ of communication is tone of voice and body language. Trust me, I am not scraming m lungs out nor turning red faced over this.
    On attacking someone, I sort of did to Cory and Cory alone. To Cory alone I appologize. In no way did I atack anyone else. please stop with the hyperbole. I atacked 1 equals people to you. at least 3 others = nobody to you

    Mike

    wahhhhh I am an attention whore cry baby who trashes other posts I disagree with wahhhh LOL dude, yo just bashed yourself as an attention whore poster

    Rick, his has blown up out of proportion.

    My original post was simple and to the point. someting small and stupid was small and stupid in promoting a flase image of gay men. People disagree. People ae free to like it if they want. I tink they are selling themselves short in doind so and they think I have a stick up my ass and am being overly critical.

    Oh well. How do we stepbackfrom that?

    I and others thought it as offensive, you and others don’t.

    None of our opinions are going to usher in a gay utopia.

    All of us are just spouting off to each other affecting nothing.

  33. Chapeau says

    I’ll tell ya what I found offensive!!!!

    The fact that I couldn’t hear the fucking song because of the fucking bleeping censor beeps.

    America needs to grow the fuk up and get over itself with the prudish BS.

  34. says

    one day, jimmyboyo, you’re gonna grow up… and you’re gonna find out the world sucks. you can either (1) bitch and moan the rest of your natural life or (2) weed through all the suck-ness and pick which causes are worth fighting for.

    there is so much good to be found, and so much laughter… and you’re missing it all because you are too worried about what happens on the surface, and your missing all the deeper details. you’re missing all the life IN life.

    (and as a side, from a STRUCTURE point, your comparison of the Oscar sketch and the Kimmel video is completely ill-fitted. the Oscar sketch could not have had George Clooney as a nellie queen because it would not have made sense in the context. i went back and watched it. it was funny BECAUSE of Clooney’s straight face. THAT was the joke… that this situation was perfectly normal. It worked the same with Halley Berry (as if she is SO used to being in dreams…). anything else wouldn’t have worked.

    the joke in Kimmel’s sketch was to go bigger and better to a ridiculous degree. the joke was the inclusion of all things unnecessary. it was comedy of the absurd. without the toenail polish, the cut-offs, the full orchestration, josh groban with lighting and shit flying though the air… it would not have been “absurd”.

    i’ve tried to explain it three times and all you see is “STEREOTYPING IS BAD”. yes, we know stereotyping is bad. but that is what made the joke funny.

    I really hope you learn to lighten up a bit or else you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of drama and heartache.

  35. Liza says

    It was no surprise that potty-mouthed Sarah Silverman created “I’m fucking Matt Damon”. Its comedic success operated on many levels. Sarah toyed with the idea of sex with an actor
    who had a long-standing “feud” of sorts with her boyfriend. Funny. Matt Damon is an A-list star who goes along with the crude joke. Funnier. Once the joke is established she goes on by infusing the video with pop culture references and music video styles. Funnier yet. To have millions buzzing about something so over-the-top and dirty in an environment of mainstream cultural puritanism is the funniest part of the whole joke.

    I heard talk about an all-star response on Jimmy Kimmel’s end and was very excited to see the result.
    It makes perfect sense for Kimmel to send up the Silverman-Damon union by insinuating that he is fucking Ben Affleck, as Matt and Ben for a long time seemed like a perfect couple themselves. Upon first viewing I was impressed by the involvement of all the celebrities. It’s always fun to see a kooky side of someone famous. However, the “fucking on the bed, on the floor, on a towel by the door…” that Sarah and Matt achieved seemed purely physical and agressive…a sexual volcano ready to explode anywhere and anytime; a real slap in Kimmel’s face. Kimmel and Affleck’s fucking, on the other hand, immediately takes a romantic turn as the two share tender moments. They are heterosexual men parading around in daisy dukes and primping, holding themselves tenderly and staring into each other’s eyes. The joke becomes less about the sneaky fucking behind Sarah’s back than the fact that these two “dudes” don stereotypical outfits and partake in effeminate behavior. They cowardly ignored the hard fucking route of Sarah’s joke to rely on dated, adolescent humour of straight man as queen. The only humor in the video is that familiar faces pop up as “real” as we ever get to see them, even if they are endorsing a very lame attempt at comedy.

  36. tgrade5 says

    Mar 3: I laughed so hard, I started to cry !!!
    After reading the previous comments, I had to remind myself:
    “Stereotypes are FICTION: made-up characters, made-up situations”;
    Stereotypes come from the imagination. Given our diverse realities, we “relate to” the sterotypes – through our imaginations.
    The video is not anyone’s reality – it’s a piece of fiction.
    This 34-yr old forklift driver in a factory in Northern Illinois totally enjoyed the humor in this work of fiction – laughed a lot !!

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