Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue on Tuesday evening to say that unvaccinated Americans who take Ivermectin should be left to die if they get sick.
It was Kimmel’s return episode following his two month long summer vacation.
“I leave you people alone for two months, and you start taking horse worm medicine?” Kimmel said, referring to Ivermectin.
While it began pretty lighthearted, a few minutes later the host took a pretty dark turn.
“Dr. [Anthony] Fauci said that if hospitals get any more overcrowded, they’re gonna have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed,” Kimmel said.
“That choice doesn’t seem so tough to me,” he continued. “Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right on in, we’ll take care of ya. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.”
The crowd laughed and clapped along as he discussed leaving Americans to die. Kimmel still had more to say about it, though.
“We still got a lotta pam-dimwits out there,” Kimmel added. “People are still taking this ivermectin. The poison control centers have seen this spike in calls from people taking this livestock medicine to fight the coronavirus. But they won’t take the vaccine … it’s like you’re a vegan, and you’re like, ‘No, I don’t wanna hamburger; gimme that can of Alpo instead.’ One of the reasons these Seabiscuits are opting for ivermectin is because they don’t trust Big Pharma, which is fine I guess except for the fact that ivermectin is made by Merck, which is the fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the world. And even Merck is telling people to cut it out.”
Kimmel then splashed a statement from Merck across the screen in which they urged people not to take the drug.
“Listen, if a pharmaceutical company says, ‘Please don’t take the drug we’re selling,’ you should probably listen to them — or you can just go with the Tik-Tok posted by the disgraced veterinarian instead. Meanwhile these poor horses are like, ‘Hey, I have worms; I need that stuff. There are worms in my butt, you understand?'”
The Blaze reports, “as for Merck’s statement against ivermectin’s use for COVID-19, Kimmel failed to mention that Merck is working on a ‘COVID pill’ that could help treat people with the virus who are not at risk of developing severe illness.”
There is an Ivermectin pill made for humans, not just horses, which Joe Rogan has credited for his recovery from COVID after being prescribed it by his doctor. The popular podcaster has floated the idea of suing CNN over their commentary about his recovery.
“CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer,” Rogan said on his podcast Tuesday. “They must know that’s a lie.”