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Jimmy Kimmel sparked backlash after joking that hospitals should turn away unvaccinated people if they contract the coronavirus.

Kimmel made the remarks during his opening monologue on Tuesday.

"Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right on in," he said. "Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy."

Kimmel was referring to people using the anti-parasitic medication Ivermectin as prophylaxis or treatment for Covid-19.

Kimmel, who returned to the show from summer hiatus on Tuesday, was dismayed that nothing had changed in the two months that he was gone.

He said unvaccinated people should not fill beds in hospital intensive-care units if they get sick.

Twitter users were outraged. Some said by Kimmel's logic, drug addicts should not be treated if they overdose on fentanyl, or alcoholics who need liver detox.

One Twitter user wrote:

"If everyone were treated like Jimmy Kimmel wants for unvaccinated: No treatment for smokers with lung cancer, nor drinkers with cirrhosis, nor auto accident victims who weren't wearing a seat belt, nor skin cancer patients who sunbathed nor heart attack victims who ate too much."

Another user tweeted:

"@jimmykimmel back from hiding after your black face skit. Now saying unvaccinated people should die. You're sick."

And a third person wrote:

"@jimmykimmel remember when the unvaccinated supported you when your child was ill? I do! Mind your own business Clown face!... #CancelKimmel."

Watch Kimmel's monologue below.

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Tiffany Haddish revealed the list of lavish gifts she received from celebrity guests who attended her bat mitzvah ceremony last year. The most extravagant gifts came from Beyonce's mom, Tina Lawson, and singer Barbara Streisand.

During an appearance on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Girls Trip star dished about how she studied the faith before her star-studded bat mitzvah.

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She said Tina Lawson gave her a beautiful Bible. "Ms. Tina gave me the most beautiful Bible with this cross on it and everything, and I was like, is she trying to say, 'Hey! You know you black, right?"

Kimmel, 52, who is Catholic, teased Haddish. "Beyonce's mother sent you a Bible with a crucifix on it for your bat mitzvah?"

"But it had diamonds on the crucifix, though," Haddish said. "So, I read from that and the Torah every day. I read from both. They start out the same."

Even though Streisand couldn't be there in person, she sent Haddish a diamond necklace with a Jewish star on it.

"I'm embarrassed because I got you the same present, except without diamonds in it," Kimmel said.

Haddish joked, "Yeah, you did. No diamonds. But Imma wear it! Imma wear it when I work out and go to places where I don't want people to feel like I'm flossing'."


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