Wednesday 21 February 2018

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel breaks down over Cecil the Lion on live TV - and he's not the only celeb upset over killing

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Jimmy Kimmel choked up on live TV last night while discussing Cecil the Lion, a lion which was killed in Zimbabwe for sport by a Minnesota dentist.


"Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things?" joked Kimmel after explaining the story to his audience.

While he said he's not against hunting in some circumstances, he added, "If you're some a-hole dentist who wants a lion head over the fireplace in his man cave so his douchebag buddies can gather around it and drink scotch and tell him how awesome he is thats just vomitus."

Kimmel went on to promote the website for the wildliife organisation which was tracking Cecil ( and broke down while asking people to donate.

"If you want to make this into a positive..." he began before he choked up.  He then asked people to make a donation and added, "Maybe we can show the world that not all Americans are like this guy."

Here are some other celeb reactions to #CecilTheLion on Twitter:

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