Late-night host Jimmy Fallon got dragged on Saturday after singing about his latest XBB.1.5 COVID variant, saying the newest variant “might be the best.”
“Put your mask on when you’re inside the facility,” Fallon sang. “It could be a robot from the Star Wars trilogy.” Fallon targeted the variant name and compared it to WiFi passwords and Elon Musk’s children’s names.
Podcast host and Washington Examiner columnist Ian Haworth said the video was “as horrifying as you’d expect.”
“Also, Jimmy needs new writers. Stephen Colbert did it over a year ago and it was bad even then,” he continued. In 2021, Colbert performed a widely mocked dance routine on the subject of COVID-19 vaccines on his late-night show.
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“Ummmm…” Fox News reporter Joe Concha tweeted in response to Fallon’s song.
“Comedy,” Jake Shields wrote in response to the clip.
The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz also reacted to Fallon’s “little song” video, saying “we’re living in a 10th-grade dystopia.”
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Lorenz criticized Washington Post colleague Helaine Olen in October for her “indifference” to those too afraid to leave their homes because of COVID.
“Somehow we need to start a conversation about people who are too afraid to leave their homes because of Covid. I personally know of two such cases. This is not a healthy way to live,” Olen wrote.
“What a ridiculous and insensitive message. Every week thousands of people are dying, millions are disabled and we have no effective drugs to prevent infection. People with weakened immune systems can kill or be killed by doesn’t deserve derogatory comments like ‘excessive fear’ of the virus. shut us down hard,” Lorenz wrote in response before deleting it.
Canadian journalist and author Mark Burry writes: “All the people whose mothers and fathers died from this think that this action is ridiculous …”.
“Jimmy Fallon has a new song that’s unironically about the new Rona variant. Of course,” said Ian Miles Cheong.