Watch Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel For His Birthday

Kim Kardashian read one Kanye wrote.

Beloved late-night host Jimmy Kimmel turned 50 on Monday and celebrated his birthday on his show with the help of a few of his celebrity friends. The show was filled with surprises for Kimmel, including Adam Sandler showing up to offer up words of wisdom and a Game of Thrones chair and director J.J. Abrams premiering a trailer for his adaptation of a comic book Kimmel created when he was 9 or 10 years old. Celebrities Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Crudup, Shaquille O'Neal, Ty Burrell, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Kimmel's cousin Sal, and Jennifer Aniston were all featured in the teaser. 


But the surprises didn't stop there. A special edition of the Jimmy Kimmel Live's popular segment Mean Tweets was created just for the host. While he's used to watching celebrities read the terrible things people have written about them on Twitter aloud, the stars in the latest segment read disses people had written about Kimmel. When you're being reminded of how blessed you are on your birthday, it can't hurt to humble you a little, right? 

The all-Jimmy Kimmel edition of Mean Tweets featured Ray Romano, Michael Keaton, Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Bell, Jon Stewart, Amy Schumer, Larry David, Jennifer Lawrence, and more. As usual, some of the tweets were NSFW, some were silly, and others were just over-the-top. We wouldn't be surprised if people had written them in hopes of being featured in the segment. Either way, though, the mean tweets are received as humorous rather than hurtful. It reminds us that no matter how rude people are online, you can't take strangers' words about you to heart. 

However, these tweets weren't all written by strangers. Kim Kardashian participated in the segment by reading a tweet written by her husband, Kanye West, back in 2013. At the time, West went on a Twitter rant against Kimmel after the late-night host spoofed an interview the rapper did on BBC Radio 1 about his role in the fashion industry. West has since deleted his Twitter account, but thanks to screen shots, it's not lost forever. And don't worry — Kimmel and West made up quickly in 2013 and there's no bad blood there. Now, they can just laugh about the whole thing. And, so can we. 

You can watch the latest Mean Tweets segment in the video above.


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