See if you can follow this: fictional character Mellie Grant—played by real actress Bellamy Young—read fake mean tweets on a fake version of the real show Jimmy Kimmel Live for an actual episode of Scandal, a real show about fake politics. Got it?
In other, clearer, words: the clip below is from Scandal, and features Mellie Grant reading mean tweets about herself on Jimmy Kimmel Live. For those who don't know, "Mean Tweets" is a real segment from the show where celebrities read, well, mean tweets about themselves.
Mellie Grant is Scandal's (spoiler alert) former First Lady turned presidential candidate. Like many actual Presidential nominees, she is taking to the late night circuit to promote herself and (of course) try to appear as human as possible. Very "art imitates life," Scandal!
Could you imagine Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump reading their mean tweets? The segment would have to be several
hours days long.