It's not surprising that ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live would think it's high-larious to make fun of Nativity scenes. On December 10, Kimmel interviewed a very rude version of the baby Jesus. The show called it "A Very Baby Brady Christmas." Which category of Americans is Kimmel mocking harder....Christians, or people who live in Boston?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue made the case that Kimmel probably wouldn't consider a nasty skit for say, Ramadan:
Referring to the Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, as "the shroud of urine," is needlessly offensive.
This was not a mistake. A mistake would be to insult any world religion other than Christianity. When it comes to Christians, sticking it to them is exactly what we would expect from the entertainment industry. No matter, this is still a new low for Jimmy Kimmel.
Kimmel's friend "Tommy Brady Fitzpatrick" has put his bearded head in the place of the baby Jesus in the Nativity set, and trash-talks Kimmel: "You're just jealous because I'm the Messiah, and you're not. See this diaper? It's the shroud of urine." He hails his version of the three Wise Men: Boston sports legends Larry Bird, David "Big Papi" Ortiz, and Tom Brady, who brought gifts like a "half-rack" of Narragansett beer.
Tommy and his mother (also bearded) explain "On Christmas Eve we go to Mass....The Mass Turnpike." They throw rocks at a Christmas train and steal things from people's homes while they go caroling.
It's like a very bad twist on Good Will Hunting....