The White House has responded to a petition calling for an apology and the removal of Jimmy Kimmel's television show by saying the comedian can't be forced off the air.

More than 105,000 people signed the petition on the White House website over an October broadcast of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." In a segment where Kimmel asked young children how the U.S. should repay its debt to China, one boy said "kill everyone in China."

The White House says the Constitution protects free speech, even when it's offensive.


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