The Weeknd Bailed On A Jimmy Kimmel Live! Appearance Because Of Donald Trump

May 26, 2016 / Posted by:

Eeesh, Jimmy Kimmel is brave; there’s no way I’d put my bare hand so close to Donald Trump’s dusty fiberglass insulation hair without a rubber hazmat glove on. There’s just too great a risk of contracting a second-hand case of Smug Loudmouthism if it makes contact with your skin.

Last night, human hospital food Donald Trump was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The Weeknd was scheduled to be there too, but E! News says he took a hard pass when he found out that he was going to be in the same studio as Donald Trump. The Weeknd was supposed to perform the song “Might Not” with rapper Belly, who released a statement after they bailed on the performance. (Side note from Michael: You know you’re an old bitch when you see the name Belly and immediately start singing, “Take your hat off, boooooy..“)

“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world—from religion to race. I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with.”

Shortly after, Belly’s rep added to his feelings by telling E!:

“Belly, a man of the world who grew up as a minority immigrant in Canada, has a strong conviction against Donald Trump’s radical beliefs. A strong believer in equal rights for all, Belly is taking a stand against a man who has made many negative and detrimental remarks about minorities, women, various religious groups and more.”

Jimmy Kimmel kept quiet about why The Weeknd’s emotional falsetto would not be ringing through the audience’s ears. Jazz singer Gregory Porter filled in. I guess producers weren’t able to get Trump’s favorite rapper Sarah Palin from Alaska to Hollywood in time for the taping.

I know Donald Trump probably couldn’t give 1/180th of a shit about The Weeknd and Belly ditching their performance. But it really says something when two Canadians don’t want to work with you so much that they quit a job without doing the polite thing and give a full two weeks notice first. I once worked a truly shitty job for a whole five days because it took me that long to think of an appropriate apology for why I was quitting. So yeah, they must seriously hate Trump.

Pic: ABC

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