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Jimmy Kimmel Roasts 'QAnuts' JFK Jr. Conspiracy

  • Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had a big laugh at the expense of QAnon nuts who expected John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a 1999 plane crash, to appear at a rally in Dallas on Tuesday afternoon. As Kimmel explained, these conspiracy theorists believe that JFK Jr. didn't actually die, but has instead been "working as a secret agent of Donald Trump to put him in power" from behind-the-scenes.

    "You're gonna find this hard to believe: he didn't show," said Kimmel, after playing a clip of the crowd counting down to JFK Jr.'s 12:30 PM reveal. "Can you imagine how rude that is?"

    "All those people thought JFK Jr. was coming to see them in Dallas!" continued the incredulous ABC host. "And even if he did come, do you think he would be on your side?"

    However, rather than admit that they were wrong, the QAnoners pivoted and claimed that "the Kennedys and other deceased celebrities" would appear at a Rolling Stones concert in Dallas later that night. "This is like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin, but without the charm," joked Kimmel. "It's crazy."

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 PM ET on ABC.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Jimmy Kimmel, ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, QAnon