The Best of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
Twitter might have a serious growth problem on its hands but there’s one thing that will never be in short supply on Twitter: trolls.
Imagine the comments section of a technology blog or a politics blog and multiply it by about a million, and only then will you begin to approach the level of trollishness you can find in the deep dark basement that is Twitter.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Kimmel puts together a reel of always-impressive celebrities who read—out loud—mean tweets that the public has written about them. The result is seriously amazing, not only because we see someone like Cate Blanchett dryly reading, “Can people STOP saying Cate Blanchett is beautiful? Cate Blanchett is fucking gross, dude,” but also because it uses humor to shine a sharp spotlight on the mean-spirited anonymity that Twitter perpetuates.
Of course, it can also be pretty hilarious. Here are just a few of the highlights from Kimmel’s latest installment: