As we have been constantly reminded in the past couple months, Twitter is good for more than just brainstorming dirty movie titles. For example, earlier today Jimmy Kimmel tweeted his tsunami evacuation. When the late night host first cracked, “Suddenly, relaxing on an island in the South Pacific isn’t so relaxing anymore. Good thing I brought my aqua stilts,” many of his followers though he was making a tasteless joke. Um, we’re really sorry about that, Mr. Kimmel. It turns out Jimmy was actually in an area that could be affected by the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake. “I am on an island in French Polynesia, glued to CNN,” Kimmel tweeted, saying on a fear scale of 1 to 10, he was “a good solid 7. on a small island, with no high ground.” Finally this morning, Jimmy confirmed, “we are evacuating the island. dogspeed.” Wow, makes our tweets to @McDonalds to have the McRib year-round seems even more insignificant than they already were.
Kimmel wasn’t the only one tweeting about their weather-related predicaments. The cast of Breaking Dawn were evacuated from Vancouver Island in British Columbia, while the cast of Hawaii Five-O reported that they are alright according to a tweet from star Daniel Dae Kim. “Back at work, bleary eyed & heartsick, but very grateful. As far as I know, everyone is safe. Thx 2 all of you 4 your kind thoughts. Truly,” he wrote. We hope everyone affected stays safe and, Jimmy, we’ll do our best to get #SorryWeAssumedYouWeBeingAJerk to start trending.
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