Jimmy Fallon was 'devastated' post Trump interview backlash

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Mag 18, 2017

Fassbender told Fallon that his sister threw him a not-so surprise birthday party at home in Ireland.

The resurgent interest in left-leaning programming hasn't helped Mr. Fallon, a former star of "Saturday Night Live" who has built his brand on his all-around entertainer's skills and down-the-middle tastes. He concluded the segment by messing up Trump's infamous hairdo.

Still, Fallon, 42, says viewers who felt offended perhaps just didn't understand where he was coming from.

Most people interviewed for the article-and especially Jay Leno-not only think that Fallon can, but that he's doing comedy the right and pure way by sticking to his apolitical guns. Instead, he utilized much of it to mull over his feelings being hurt and emphasize that he's not a "political comedian". As of May 12, Colbert has enjoyed a 15-week streak of beating Fallon in total viewers, according to Nielsen.

Fallon isn't averse to making fun of Trump, but said he doesn't want all of his material to be about the president.

One of the biggest stories of the day is about Donald Trump's hair getting tousled.

'I am not a Trump fan at all, not in the slightest, not in the least, ' he said.

Now, Fallon said he didn't play with Trump's hair to "humanize him" - in fact, he "he did it to minimize him".

If there is one bad comment about him on his Twitter, he can't help but get a little upset. "We're winning in something", he said.

The affable late night host finally opened up about his widely-scorned interview with the future President in a new interview, and it's not exactly something he's laughing about.

Fallon groveled, but will it be enough to appease the left-wing jackals? "I don't want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is amusing", he said. "I don't want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is amusing", said Fallon. But even if the criticism "devastated" him, he remains confident in his show's style: "I don't want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is amusing", he said. 'I didn't mean anything by it.

'I go, "I just can't read Twitter,"' he said.

Yet amid this image crisis, Fallon seems naively indifferent to optics.

In the Trump era, it is vitally important that late-night jokes be politicized. The moment drew instant criticism, and has dogged him ever since-especially as Stephen Colbert has been pummeling Fallon week after week in total viewership. He also told the Times, "I didn't [ruffle Trump's hair] to humanize him".

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