When celebrities appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, they run the risk of facing some of the harshest criticism leveled at them by social media users. Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" segments feature some of the biggest celebs in showbiz reading some pretty mean comments that have been tweeted at/about them, and it's usually pretty funny. Most of the celebrities manage to make a joke out of the rude tweets, and the jokes are often even funnier than their expressions as they read the creatively cruel comments. A brand new "Mean Tweets" segment has hit the web featuring the likes of Jim Parsons and Michael Keaton, and it has to go down as one of the best yet. Take a look!
Ouch! Some of these particular mean tweets were pretty nasty. The Michael Keaton burn from the person who didn't know if he should be happy or hate himself after being told he looked like Michael Keaton definitely wasn't very nice, and Jim Parsons was clearly surprised when the insult that he looked like a ventriloquist dummy come to life suddenly turned into a sex offender comparison. Elisabeth Moss' mean tweet got off to a pretty nice start before being turned into a burn by proxy by the tweeter's grandmother. Then again, she recently took home an Emmy for her performance in The Handmaid's Tale, so she's probably not feeling much pain from social media these days.
Some of the other mean tweets weren't actually all that bad. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's mean tweet was technically directed at his character Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones, and it didn't even spell the character's name correctly. The comparison of Jennifer Aniston to a bag of flour probably didn't send her home to cry herself to sleep. Alec Baldwin didn't seem bummed at all at the mean tweet sent his way by Donald Trump. If anything, his dramatic reading of the tweet felt like a performance more than anything else.
If I had to give a top prize to anybody for clapping back at their mean tweeter, I have to give it to Kumail Nanjiani at the very end. He managed to turn a comment about what he has going on south of the belt border into a burn on the tweeter's mom. Kudos to him for striking back so quickly! I can admit to rewatching the end a couple of bonus times, just to fully appreciate his delivery. Jimmy Kimmel Live did save the most epic response for last.
It's hard to compare different batches of mean tweets, as Jimmy Kimmel has delivered a bunch over they ears. We've gotten everything from random batches of celebrities to country music stars to NFL players. Kimmel has even read some about himself. Still, "Mean Tweets 11" is probably up there with some of the funniest. Check out our fall TV premiere guide for all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks, and be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news.