Although his monologues often carry an edge, Jimmy Kimmel rarely displays anger. But he is furious over the United Airlines incident in Chicago that went viral yesterday, with video of a pair of goons dragging a hapless and bloodied customer off an overbooked flight.
And what makes the late night host even madder than what happened is how United executives responded — with a Twitter message expressing half-hearted regret for the need to “re-accomodate” those unfortunate passengers.
“Re-accomodate!” exclaims Kimmel. “Just like we re-accomodated El Chapo out of Mexico!” Appalled by such “sanitized, say-nothing, take-no-responsibility corporate BS,” he and his staff produced a new and highly candid commercial that begins with a fresh-faced flight attendant crowing: “We’re United Airlines and you do what we say, when we say. Capiche?”
Listen up, corporate stooges: Don’t make Jimmy mad.