It’s Official: Jimmy Kimmel is Out of Material

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So…the Emmy’s were on last night. Did I watch them? Nope. No interest. It’s just a big celebrity circle-jerk. Jimmy Kimmel was the host. Kimmel has a history of making fun of gluten-free people. But I figured the gluten jokes have gotten old and he wouldn’t bring it up. I figured there is no way he’d degrade those eating gluten-free in front of a world-wide audience of millions. I figured he’d move on to something else.

I figured wrong.

It seems that during the broadcast, he “thought” it would be funny if he handed out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the audience. The fact that Ellen did this on the Oscars a few years ago already speaks volumes about how unoriginal this “skit” was. Then, as the PB&J’s were getting handed out, he said this:

“Raise your hand if you have a gluten allergy. I just want America to see which of their favorite celebrities are the most annoying.”

He’s not even making fun of the gluten-free posers. He’s actually making fun of those who get sick from gluten. Yes…those with celiac disease.

Look…I’ve been down this path way too many times before. You can read here why I think these jokes hurt us. So I could rant and rave. But honestly…it doesn’t do any good. Half of you will agree. And half will tell me I need to lighten up. And then life will go on and the jokes will continue. And gluten-free kids will continue to get bullied. And the celiac diagnosis rate will continue to be shit. And our community will continue to get sick because we’re not taken seriously.

So rather than hear from me on this one, I’ll let others in the community speak to Jimmy directly. I perused Twitter last night when I heard about the joke, and here was some of the feedback.

And yeah…there were lots and lots more. See folks? It ain’t just me.

Thanks to the community for continuing to rock and speak up. And to you Jimmy…seriously dude, let the gluten-free jokes go. They’re about as stale as the sandwiches your mom made.

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21 thoughts on “It’s Official: Jimmy Kimmel is Out of Material”

  1. He needs to make a public apology! He is just a dumbfu**, and this shows it! Boycott his show! What? Is he paid by the wheat industry to do this type of low-class shit? I think he is! Does he have any allergies? (even though Celiac is not an allergy)….

  2. How discusting you are…I’ve watched my grandaughter suffer for 5 yes from celiac. .how dare you make fun of like you to have her pain….at 15 she is on medicines. skinny because she is actually afraid to eat but so hungry…oh also she is allergic to lactose . You wanna make fun of her for that….I promise you I will do everything possible to let People now how horrible u r….never will my family watch your show…I have and by the way your show stinks like you do!

  3. As you’ve stated many times Dude, the real problem with such ignorant and sick “humor” like this from Clueless Kimmel is not only the adults, who are most definitely harmed, but it’s mainly the children who suffer needlessly and can’t understand or defend themselves. It’s a sick world which we currently occupy.

    At least Jimmy has this promise to which he can gleefully look forward in his future:

    “Whoever harms one of these little ones who believe in Me, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” — Matthew 18:6-7

  4. He is clearly a worthless entertainer. He has to copy another comedian. And is still using the same old tired joke. He is a wasted talent.

  5. Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla (sp) started out as obnoxious to the point of profane so called Canadian comics with a show called , and dont quote me ont eh actual title , The Beer Show with near naked women and obscene sexist jokes…made Benny Hill look classy….ugh..never liked Kimmel or his has been partner Adam and ashamed to be a Cnadian with these two….yes, folks, Candian

  6. My main problem is it wasn’t funny. “Now you know who’s annoying. Ha!” I didn’t watch the Emmy’s, but my local news showed that clip this morning, and you could hear all the news people laughing. I sent them an email expressing my discontent and asking them to alert me when they were going to be laughing about diabetes and cancer so I could laugh with them.

    Was that the best choice for a joke to show? Did he not actually say anything that was funny that could’ve been used on the news?

    1. If only it were that simple…
      And yes, we will get over Celiac Disease when we DIE, but I know I’m in no hurry for that just yet.
      Hopefully, you won’t experience this disease, but I expect you’ll experience something like it before you die and then you’ll wish you had a little more compassion for those suffering around you…because, if you never did show compassion to others, I doubt you’ll receive any from your fellow human beings when you need it most … and no compassion from others, especially when you’re alone, helpless and/or in need yourself, is a mighty distressing predicament in which to find yourself. If you’ve never experienced or seen others experience those circumstances then you probably haven’t lived on this earth long enough yet.

  7. When I saw the Emmy’s coming on I thought, “How can they have an awards show when there is never anything worth watching on TV?” Dude your description is accurate. Hollywood is almost all garbage, and Kimmel is a useless piece of that garbage. And no, I did not watch it.

  8. As the Mother of a daughter recently diagnosed with Celiac I was disgusted by Jimmy Kimmel’s comment. He should try living with this incurable disease.
    He should at the very least be making a public apology and how about a large donation to the Celiac Foundation, which is trying to find a cure for this debilitating and potentially life threatening disease.

  9. I wonder how funny Kimmel would think it was if he had to take prescription medicine that may or may not contain poison that would make him sick for weeks. And there was really no way of knowing. Or if he had to go hungry on vacation cause the only safe restaurant in the area had the incorrect hours posted and he arrived after they closed for the day. Or if he had to bring his own meal and eat it in the car when he attended a wedding. Or if he had to suddenly pay a lot more for groceries. Yeah, celiac disease is hilarious.

  10. I actually saw a birthday card with an overweight, filthy man dressed as a cook on the cover saying “You want something gluten free on your birthday?” I opened it up to read “My ass is gluten free.” It cracked me up and pissed me off at the same time. I’ve written to Reader’s Digest before ranting because they listed a GF diet as one of the “fad” diets. The 1997 listed with my name is the year I was diagnosed. GF was not a known term, so eating out was a nightmare. I walked away in tears on several occasions after inquiring about a restaurant’s food. Restaurants have greatly improved with their understanding and efforts to help us enjoy dining with them. Sadly, apparently, some human beings still have a long way to go.

  11. Just the other day I was puking my guts up and in level 11 abdominal pain with mouth ulcers after consuming fruit salad at an art gallery event that was cross contaminated with gluten. It took about 8 hours to take hold. My daughter, who I saved a cupful of the salad for is ALLERGIC to wheat, level 4 allergy. She ate it when I gave it to her, within 30 minutes she was wheezing and throat swelling up. I gave her a couple rounds of allergy medication and she still wasn’t quite right. I am made fun of and ridiculed by relatives and friends, even doctors smirk. I don’t see what is humorous about a 3 year old not being able to breathe from an allergic reaction. I don’t know what is humorous about a person with Celiacs disease doubled over with level 11 stomach and liver pain, vomiting to the point of dehydration. That makes food poisoning look like a cake walk. I’ll end up being more strict about checking and asking around about the food before I eat it, jokes and stares be damned.

  12. I have a few words for Jimmy Kimmel.
    F*CK YOU.
    I don’t mean to be fricking annoying when I ask for gluten free food and am paranoid about it. I just REALLY don’t want to be throwing up for two flipping hours straight, and then have brain fog for a week. Try having Celiac. Try not being diagnosed for years, with doctors unable to diagnose you. Try having a bone age of 4 1/2 at the age of 8 and having a 5th percentile height and feeling so short but not knowing why.
    After you’ve been through all of that, can you make a joke now?
    I didn’t think so.

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