9/19/2016 6:20 AM
Jimmy Kimmel‘s Emmys joke about Johnnie Cochran has enraged a famous lawyer Johnny mentored.
Carl Douglas lashed out at Kimmel, who talked smack on O.J.’s real lawyer after Courtney B. Vance won Best Actor in a Limited Series. Kimmel said, “I have to believe Johnnie Cochran is smiling up at us tonight.”
The idea that Cochran went to hell for repping O.J. was too much for Douglas to bear, saying, “That was a terribly offensive joke that Jimmy Kimmel made about my mentor and hero Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.”
It’s interesting … in a ceremony that’s all about trashing views that are counter to Hollywood, Kimmel went after Cochran, who actually was a major leader in the black community and made a career fighting police brutality.