Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Plays ‘Hipster or Hasidic’

Date: October 23, 2015
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Posted in: Insights

This amusing, self-explanatory challenge finds Kimmel quizzing his audience by showing close-ups of mouths and asking if the person is a bearded hipster or Hasidic Jew.

“Between the hipster community and the Hasidic community here in Brooklyn, Brooklyn is by far the most bearded spot in New York,” says Kimmel as he introduces the game.

“There’s more facial hair here than almost anywhere.”

The audience consensus is generally incorrect, and the game gets tougher as Kimmel throws in a few curveballs – including a Hasidic hipster combo (“I’m kinda both,” says the man, dubbed a “Hipsidic”), a Jewish man smoking a cigarette (“He smokes salmon and cigarettes,” Kimmel cracks) and, ramping up the confusion, a Hispanic man.

Under the federal Racial Discrimination Act as it presently stands, Kimmel’s goof could be found to be discriminatory.

Conservative South Australian senator Bob Day’s bill to water down the Act has continued to receive support.

The amendment proposed by the Family First senator would remove the words “offend” and “insult” from 18C of the Act, meaning it would no longer be possible to prosecute someone for insulting or offending someone. However, it would remain illegal to “humiliate” and “intimidate” a person or group on the basis of their race or ethnicity.

The private member’s bill has not yet been voted on and it appears that it will be decided at a later date.

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