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Jimmy Kimmel, Michael Bay Face Backlash After Old Megan Fox Interview Resurfaces

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Jimmy Kimmel and Michael Bay are in the middle of intense public scrutiny.

A several-years-old clip from the 52-year-old comic’s show recently resurfaced online and featured Megan Fox recounting an experience with director Bay when she was a teenager.

In the clip, Fox, now 34, recalls working as an extra on “Bad Boys II,” directed by Bay, now 55.

The actress said that at just 15 years old, she was dressed in a bikini and heels but could not sit at a bar due to her age.

“[Bay’s] solution to that problem was to then have me dancing under a waterfall getting soaking wet,” said Fox to laughs from the crowd. “At 15, I was in 10th grade. That’s sort of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works.”

Kimmel responded: “Well that’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work, but some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”

Both the comedian and Bay were skewered on social media.

“Michael Bay has always been so up himself, this doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s totally unacceptable, the response was totally unacceptable and the fact nothing has been done about it is totally unacceptable,” said one person.

Wrote another person: “This is disgusting. Why hasn’t @jimmykimmel or @michaelbay been called out on this atrocious behaviour before? How does all of this start to surface now, years later, when it should’ve been dealt with then and there?”

“What an utterly disgusting take by Kimmel. Why is, ‘I’m so sorry that happened to you’, something that is beyond his imagination to say,” wrote one user. “Instead he offers, ‘We all have those thoughts, but we repress them’. God damn, she was 15. Who the Hell is ‘We’?”

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“His response is even worse what the hell,” said another of Kimmel.

A third added: “[He] basically said, ‘we all have thoughts sexualizing minors but we keep quiet about it bc we are good guys’ i knew there was a reason i always instinctively disliked jimmy kimmel.”

In the interview, Fox presented Kimmel with a sketch of the comic with exaggerated muscles and Kimmel returned the favor, showing off a drawing of himself and Fox “together” in bed, seemingly mak… (Read more)

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