Jimmy Kimmel faces criticism over inappropriate comments made in an interview with Megan Fox
In 2009 Megan Fox, on a show with Jimmy Kimmel, had shared a disturbing story of her being sexualized in a Michael Bay film when she was just 15 and in her tenth grade. This interview has resurfaced on twitter, the host is seen cracking an inappropriate joke about her teenage sexuality instead of sympathizing with her. This has made her fans furious.
In the clip, Megan recalled being on the set of Bad Boys II and said,
“I had just turned 15 and I was an extra in Bad Boys II. They were shooting this club scene and they brought me in, and I was wearing a Stars-and-Stripes Bikini and a red cowboy hat. And six-inch heels,” she said.
“And he approved it, and they said, you know, ‘Michael, she’s 15, so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.’ So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet,” she added.
The crowd seemed to laugh and Megan said, “At 15. I was in tenth grade. So that’s a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works.” Kimmel responded, “Well that’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work.”
Megan was disturbed by his comments and she could be seen looking very uncomfortable. She was running her hands down her legs and cringing at the audience.
Meanwhile, the host Jimmy Kimmel added by saying, “some of us have the decency to suppress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”
Fans are taking on their twitter accounts now to defend Meghan Fox. They are commenting by calling the clip ‘disgusting’ and ‘terrible’.
“Megan Fox tells a story about Michael Bay sexualizing her as a 15 y/o. The crowd laughs, and Kimmel makes gross jokes. Teen girls being preyed on by older men has never been taken seriously and still isn’t,” she wrote.
Megan Fox went on to work with Bay in 2007 for Transformers. She has appreciated the fans for all their love and support in her clarification post on Instagram. She also said she has experienced some “genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic