Jimmy Kimmel: Nov. 17 is National UnFriend Day
Posted by Stephanie Clary
"Friendship is a sacred thing, and I believe Facebook is cheapening it," Jimmy Kimmel said Wednesday night on his late-night show.
The television host and comedian declared Nov. 17 National UnFriend Day with help from William Shatner (who is — apparently — not Kimmel's friend).
Kimmel wants Facebook users to take a good look at their online friends list and consider downsizing in two weeks.
"I encourage you to cut out some of the friend-fat in your life," Kimmel said to his audience. "A friend is someone you have a special relationship with. Not someone who asks 'which Harry Potter character are you?'"
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Although delivered in the context of a comedy show, Kimmel's gripe is a recent addition to the social media backlash we looked at in October.