Jimmy Kimmel is back at it with celebrities reading mean tweets, this time in a 3rd music edition. Kimmel started the craze back in March of 2012 when he noted that “Twitter connects celebrities directly to their fans and vice versa. Which can be good and can also be bad and we like to focus on the bad.”
In the bit he has actors, musicians, and even professional athletes read some of the mean tweets sent into them by fans on Twitter. He kicked off the series with Will Ferrell, Jason Bateman and Kristen Bell, among others.
Since then, he’s continued the series featuring country music artists, NBA players and even President Obama.
This latest edition features pop musicians including Drake, The Killers, and One Direction.
One of the more well-crafted tweets from this round was directed at Mumford and Sons, declaring, “I love how music takes you away to another place. Like Mumford & Sons is playing at this restaurant so now I’m going to another restaurant.”
Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” series is up to part 9, not including special editions for music, country music and the NBA. The popular segment will surely have more to come and much more material as social media users continue to bash their idols. Maybe we’ll see more athletes featured? The NFL or NHL perhaps?