“Full Send” podcast host and NELK Boys member Kyle Forgeard had words for “washed up” Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday. The late night comedian called the comedians turned podcasters a “small group of YouTubers after YouTube yanked their viral Trump interview. The podcast had already racked up more than 5 million views in just 24 hours before YouTube removed it.
“He was on a podcast hosted by, this is really something, a small group of YouTubers known as The Nelk Boys,” Kimmel said in reference to former President Trump. The late night host then proceeded to mock the group while portraying them as small time and unserious. “Trump sits down for an hour with them, during a war, to answer the dopiest questions,” Kimmel continued.
Forgeard did not take kindly to Kimmel’s monologue and shared his thoughts on the state of the comedian’s career in a tweet. This ‘small group of youtubers’ has way more viewers than you buddy. Kimmel used to be way funnier but now is just washed up and irrelevant,” Forgeard wrote in a tweet. “Only reason you even get any views is cause Disney owns your show so youtube forces it onto everyones home pages.”
This “small group of youtubers” has way more viewers than you buddy. Kimmel used to be way funnier but now is just washed up and irrelevant. Only reason you even get any views is cause Disney owns your show so youtube forces it onto everyones home pages. pic.twitter.com/VsMiWp7aSa
— KYLE (@KyleForgeard) March 15, 2022
The “Full Send” podcast currently ranks as Spotify’s second most popular, trailing only the “Joe Rogan Experience.” The group’s Trump interview stayed atop the streaming giant’s episode charts for multiple days after the video was pulled by YouTube.
YouTube claims to have yanked the podcast because Trump discussed election fraud. “Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our misinformation policy,” YouTube wrote to the Full Send Podcast in an enforcement notice. The company claimed the podcast contained “content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election is not allowed on YouTube.”
— KYLE (@KyleForgeard) March 11, 2022
Trump discussed a wide variety of topics on the podcast, including the conflict in Ukraine and the possibility of another presidential run in 2024. “Whatever happened to free speech in our Country? Incredibly, but not surprisingly, the Big Tech lunatics have taken down my interview with the very popular NELK Boys,” the former president wrote in a statement following the ban.
The NELK Boys gained a following for their outrageous public prank videos and vlogs. Their main YouTube channel has over 7 million subscribers. In response to YouTube’s censorship, the group launched their own platform, FullSend.com.