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Everyday, Twitter users collectively send a stupid number of angry, aggressive and mean-spirited tweets to celebrities. I’m not sure why so many people find said activity to be an acceptable use of time, but regardless, it does happen and thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, it’s now an incredible source of entertainment for everyone.
Rather than getting upset about the comments, Kimmel decided last year to bring together as many celebrities as he could to read a vicious tweet they’d received. The segment was hysterical, and it wound up getting such a good response he’s brought it back three more times. This week was the latest installment, and the new version features a wide assortment of famous faces including Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson, Kid Rock and Julie Bowen.
Some celebrities think the best way to deal with Twitter criticism is to retweet the comments, but more often than not, that only adds fuel to the fire. This, on the other hand, is a great way to own the hate in a good-natured manner without seeming desperate or jilted.
Kimmel has many talents, but one of them is most definitely dealing with tricky subjects without coming across as mean. His Lie Witness News segments always come off like they’re in good fun and Mean Tweets definitely treads over the same ground. Here's to hoping the show does it again.