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Kimmel was initially relieved that reports said a Spaniard might have killed Cecil, because that meant that for once, an American didn’t senselessly kill an animal. But then Walter Palmer was named and that relief disappeared.
As Kimmel explained in a touching monologue Tuesday night, he didn’t really understand why Palmer hunted in the first place.
“I’m not against hunting if you’re hunting to eat or keep the animal population healthy, or if it’s part of your culture or something, that’s one thing,” Kimmel said. “But if you’re some a-hole dentist who wants a lion’s head over the fireplace of his man cave so his douchebag buddies can gather around and drink scotch and tell him how awesome he is, that’s vomitous.”
Instead of trying to go on a witch hunt for Palmer, Kimmel suggested we do something good and donate to the research unit that had been studying Cecil.
Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.