Jimmy Kimmel Calls USA ‘Filthy And Disgusting’ After Traveling To Japan: ‘We Are Like Hogs Compared To The Japanese’

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Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said he’s looking at America in a new light after a recent visit to Japan.

The 56-year-old said his trip abroad made him realize that the U.S. is unsanitary compared to the land of the rising sun.

“After traveling to Japan, I realize that this place, this USA we’re always chanting about, is a filthy and disgusting country,” he said during his monologue on Monday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Kimmel went on to describe how he used to believe that while the U.S. had “areas for improvement,” it was mostly ahead in terms of cleanliness compared to most of the rest of the world.

“I go to Europe, and there are dirt holes where plumbing is supposed to be. I hold my breath, and I go, ‘I’m glad I’m not one of these people,’ and then I go back home,” he continued. Kimmel went on to praise the cleanliness of the bathrooms in Japan.

“The bathrooms in Tokyo and Kyoto are cleaner than our operating rooms here. Everywhere you go the bathrooms are clean, they don’t smell bad, they have those toilets that wash you from the inside out,” he marveled. Kimmel also joked that even truck stop restrooms were “cleaner than Jennifer Garner’s teeth — the cleanest. Beautiful.”


“And it’s not just the bathrooms,” the host added. “People carry their own trash. There are no garbage cans,” Kimmel said, mentioning the 1995 terrorist incident when a man put poisonous sarin gas in trash cans. This resulted in the country removing public trash receptacles and Japanese citizens adapting to dispose of their own garbage.

“They’re like OK, no more trash cans, everybody clean up after yourselves. And guess what — they clean up after themselves! They bring their garbage to their houses,” he added.

“It’s like the whole country is Disneyland, and we’re living at Six Flags,” Kimmel said. “I’ve been home 36 hours, I have never felt dirtier. We are like hogs compared to the Japanese. I can’t imagine what they must think of us. ‘Oh, the garbage people. Yes, the Americans. Garbage.’”

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