The other day I wrote about this sad clip of One Direction star Harry Styles getting all choked up when he described how he read some cruel comments about him online, and it made me feel terrible for celebrities who endure this kind of criticism all day long. Angry tweets, hate blogs, Facebook pages dedicated to making fun of them ... man, some people are cold. So I was a little hesitant to turn around and post a video that's all about laughing at the awful things people say to celebrities -- but Jimmy Kimmel's latest installment of "Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets" is just too hilarious not to share.
You've likely seen one of these videos before, since this is Kimmel's third round of celebs reading nasty tweets into a camera, but this one's particularly awesome. Maybe because it includes Jessica Biel doing an AMAZING horse impression, Anderson Cooper saying "f*ck you," and Bryan Cranston channeling his Breaking Bad character in response to being called "mushy in the middle."
I can't imagine that these celebrities normally spend much time combing through insults on Twitter, but their reactions to the insults are pretty great. Check out folks like Dr. Phil, Selena Gomez, David Arquette, Kirstie Alley, Christina Applegate, and more reading some of the worst things that have been directed to their Twitter accounts:
Ha! I think I like David Arquette's response the best. "That's right," he says, laughing and shrugging. "I did get old. It happens!"
What this video really highlights is how STUPID the comments sound. I mean, talk about uninspired. Hey Anderson Cooper, you remind me of dinosaurs! OOH SICK BURN.
A sleek white kittycat, yes. A dinosaur, no.
In fact, I think it might be therapeutic for young Harry Styles to do one of these. Not that it lessens the impact of being the target of hateful comments online, exactly, but turning the tables to make the situation comical instead of painful might help him out a little, don't you think?
What do you think of these celebrity tweet videos? Do you think they're all in good fun, or do they just encourage more online flaming?
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