After the horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel taped a special monologue to address what he thinks are the problems that lead to mass shootings. Unfortunately most of Dallas didn’t see the whole message, and that didn’t go well with a lot of people.
Needless to say, Jimmy and his people weren’t very happy when they found out, and (rumor has it) WFAA heard about it firsthand.
Instead of ignoring the issue, WFAA did the right thing and publicly apologized early Thursday “for technical difficulties that interrupted Wednesday’s (episode of Jimmy’s Live show) at multiple points, including during his monologue on gun control.”
According to the post on WFAA’s website, the error was caused by an automated system that triggers commercials, which kicked in after the station had extended its 10pm newscast for more in-depth coverage of the shooting.
Once the apology hit the public, all eyes were on Jimmy to see what he’d say. It didn’t take long for that to happen, via Twitter.
Well played WFAA! You get a gold star for being honest and admitting your error.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the Jimmy’s monologue, we’ve posted it below in its entirety.