Celebrities, love them, hate them, ignore them. Enjoy their work, or not. There is a peculiar and inexplicable sense that celebrities are public property, that the audience has some ownership of celebrities, and therefore the right to insult, criticize, disparage not only their work, which might be reasonable, but also their public and private persona.
In this video from Jimmy Kimmel Live, actors are given the opportunity to redress the balance. Reading mean tweets about themselves, it is not only funny, but provocative, showing up the stupidity of the internet’s random rancour, and giving the viewer the opportunity to reflect on the deeper issues.

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Who’d have thought comedy could be funny and meaningful?

About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

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