(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Late-night alleged comedian Jimmy Kimmel mocked conservatives on Tuesday, claiming that recent news about fentanyl being smuggled in children’s Halloween candy was a conspiracy theory.
“This is the new Right-wing scare story right now — Mexico is sneaking fentanyl into candy bars,” Kimmel sneered about the drug crisis that is killing thousands of children and decimating whole communities.
Kimmel spewed the astoundingly dangerous disinformation even though several days ago officials at LAX seized 12,000 fentanyl pills that were disguised as popular candy, according to Breitbart.
He mocked Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat., in his opening monologue for saying that parents should be very careful about which candy their kids put in their mouths because of China-made fentanyl that is smuggled in Halloween candy supplies via Mexico.
“Kimmel mocked Walker as ‘a man who couldn’t locate Mexico or China on a map of Mexico and China,’ and compared the theory to a scene in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Breitbart reported.
“He also mocked the effects of fentanyl, saying that the symptoms of its use — ‘sedation, drowsiness, dizziness and confusion’ — sounded like Walker.”
Over 100,000 Americans died from fentanyl in 2021.
“On October 19, 2022, at approximately [7:30 a.m.], LA County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau Detectives and Drug Enforcement Agency agents assigned to a task force at the Los Angeles International Airport seized approximately 12,000 suspected fentanyl pills,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported.
“The suspect attempted to go through TSA screening with several bags of candy and miscellaneous snacks with the intent of boarding a plane. However, it was discovered that inside the ‘Sweetarts,’ ‘Skittles’ and ‘Whoppers’ candy boxes were fentanyl pills and not candy.”
“The suspect fled prior to being detained by law enforcement but has been identified and the investigation is ongoing,” they added.
The department repeated Walker’s advice to parents.
“With Halloween approaching, parents need to make sure they are checking their [kids’] candy and not allowing them to eat anything until it has been inspected by them,” the department wrote.
“If you find anything in candy boxes that you believe might be narcotics, do not touch it and immediately notify your local law enforcement agency.”