Jimmy Kimmel Live! has an awesome segment called ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ and it’s a real pleasure to watch how stars react to angry posts and troll comments. Some of their comebacks are amazing. The reactions of others are priceless as well. And once in a while, you see genuine surprise that there are people out there who don’t like stars!
Scroll down, upvote your fave mean tweets, and share this post with your pals if you think they’ll enjoy a good laugh or two. Just remember, this is no reason to start bullying celebs or spreading hate.
When you’re done with this post and if you find yourself wanting more, you can find Bored Panda’s previous articles about celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel’s show here, here, here, as well as here.
No matter how much love you might get as a celebrity, there will always, always be at least a handful of people out there who dislike you or even hate you. The moral of the story is that you can’t be loved by everyone. So if you’re worried about someone disliking you, just remember that right now, there are hundreds, thousands of trolls hunched over their keyboards, bashing out mean comments about your favorite actors, singers, dancers, and other celebs.
Twitter user JayBird told Bored Panda their opinion about why Jimmy Kimmel's show segment about celebrities reading mean tweets is so popular. According to JayBird, the segment's popularity most likely stems from a desire to laugh and thus "turn the negativity away from you and back to the insulter." In other words, people want to get rid of stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings, and laughter is perfect for that.
JayBird mused that the reason why some people send out mean or hateful tweets to celebrities is because they want fame themselves, so they try to get as close as they can to celebrities. Even if that's achieved through something negative like insulting stars.
What's more, JayBird said that the perfect way to deal with mean tweets is exactly what celebs do on the Jimmy Kimmel show: laugh at them and show everyone that the tweets don't affect them in any way at all.
There are bad ways to deal with haters like getting into internet catfights with them, breaking down in tears, or screaming at passers-by.
And then there are awesome ways to react and feel like a pro. For example, the author of the legendary Harry Potter books J.K.Rowling once used her name in a punny reply to a critic, saying “They see me Rowlin’, They hatin.’” I think that many of us would absolutely love to use our last names as puns. But not all of us are as lucky as Rowling. Or we need a tad more imagination.
But this doesn’t answer the question of why online trolls target celebrities in the first place. Wouldn’t it be better to vent your rage at the gym instead?
According to presenter Rachel Riley, trolls are all “exactly the same” and are after “publicity.” She explained that, in her opinion, trolls target public figures to get more followers. While some of them, who have political ambitions, want to get more people to support their hateful ideologies.