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Jimmy Kimmel made celebrities read mean tweets to a live audience

They've got one chance to respond.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Sep 25, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:12 pm CDT

Jimmy Kimmel has steadily recruited celebrities, musicians, basketball players and even the president to read the terrible things people say about them on Twitter, but the stakes are even higher when they have to do it in front of a live audience.

Everyday this week, Kimmel gave celebrities the stage as they read a mean tweet, putting even more pressure on them. They only get one shot to nail the perfection reaction, which turns out to be even better when it’s not planned—like Andrew Garfield bursting into laughter after someone said he looked like a pedophile.

According to Twitter, Bette Midler has the biggest penis in Hollywood, George Clooney is one of the original fuck boys, and Tobey Maguire isn’t a hamster inside of a robot (but Toby Maguire is). And sure, Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t deny the insult directed toward him, but everything seemed to work out for him in the end.

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*First Published: Sep 25, 2015, 10:04 am CDT