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Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down in Emotional Reaction to Texas Shooting: ‘This Is Now Our Fault'

Added 05-26-22 02:49:02am EST - “"How does this make sense to anyone?" the late-night host said, fighting back tears. "These are our children."” - Thedailybeast.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thedailybeast.com: “Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down: ‘This Is Now Our Fault’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“How does this make sense to anyone?” the late-night host said, fighting back tears. “These are our children.”

When comedian John Mulaney co-guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live! just last week, he joked that unlike the titular host he wasn’t going to “​​ruin the show by suddenly crying in the monologue.”

It’s true that Jimmy Kimmel has developed a reputation for getting emotional during what is ostensibly supposed to be a comedy show. But it’s always been for good reason, whether it was after his infant son almost died or following horrific mass shootings in his hometown of Las Vegas and a high school in Parkland, Florida.

And as he said to an empty theater before his show began on Wednesday night, “​​Here we are again on another day of mourning in this country.”

The tears came almost immediately as Kimmel spoke of “the little boys and girls whose lives have been ended and whose families have been destroyed” after a teenage gunman shot up an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

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