Stars mean-Tweet Jimmy Kimmel
Celebrities join in birthday fun to roast talk-show host
Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Hemsworth read out mean tweets about Jimmy Kimmel to celebrate his 50th birthday on Monday.
The talk-show host celebrated the milestone on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday and discovered that a number of stars had pre-recorded themselves reading out messages from his online haters in a special Jimmy Kimmel edition of his regular Mean Tweets segment.
Kardashian read out an old tweet from her husband Kanye West, who went on a Twitter rant at Kimmel in 2013 after he made a spoof about one of the rapper’s bizarre interviews.
“@kanyewest says ‘Jimmy Kimmel put yourself in my shoes... oh no that means you would have gotten too much good p---- in your life.’ Fair point, Kanye,” she said with a straight face.
Lawrence, who interviewed Kardashian recently while serving as Kimmel’s guest host, read out: “$1 million says your hair is fake, your boobs are fake and your feet are small and your nose is made of Play-Doh.”
Hemsworth joined in the sketch by reading out a tweet from a troll who wrote, “‘@jimmykimmel is a comedy god. Like a deformed, lame, hideous god, such as ancient Greece’s Hep...hep.. hepatitis?’” he said, struggling to pronounce Hephaestus. “‘But that ugly bozo is still a god.’ Jimmy, you don’t have hepatitis. I would know,” he added with a wink.
Other mean tweets were read out my Halle Berry, who said, “You are a jack---d--- sucker,” Amy Schumer, who joked, “Jimmy Kimmel, you still look like a potato,” and Liam Neeson, who read a tweet saying Kimmel “looks like a slightly bloated Carson Daly.”
Other stars involved in the sketch included Kristen Bell, Michael Keaton, Will Ferrell, Jeff Bridges, David Letterman and Ray Romano, who introduced the segment to Kimmel after making a surprise appearance.
Adam Sandler also came on as a surprise to present Kimmel with a Game of Thrones-inspired Iron Throne made out of party paraphernalia, George Clooney appeared in mock retrospective of Kimmel’s life, and James Taylor was an unexpected musical guest.
Jimmy Kimmel celebrated his birthday Monday with some self-flagellation.