ABC and Jimmy Kimmel have already apologized for airing a segment on Kimmel’s late night show that had a child suggest “Kill everyone in China” as a way to lower U.S. debt. (You can check out video of the segment here.)
Unsurprisingly, immediately tons of people were upset with the supposed-to-be-humorous suggestion, so much so that a WhiteHouse.gov petition asking the White House to shut down Jimmy Kimmel Live! has reached over 100,000 signatures since it was formed Oct. 19.
“The kids might not know anything better,” the petition reads in part. “However, Jimmy Kimmel and ABC’s management are adults. They had a choice not to air this racist program, which promotes racial hatred. The program is totally unacceptable and it must be cut.”
Because over 100,000 people have signed the petition within a month, the White House will review the petition and must make a public response, although clearly it’s unlikely that they will shut down the show.