President Barack Obama visited Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and did touch on some serious conversation, namely the very recent shooting of the two Ferguson police officers, which he did NOT condone. But Jimmy Kimmel, ever the clown, invited Obama to read some “mean tweets” about himself. The mean tweets, one of the very best bits on Kimmel’s show, are usually a bit more racy than the tweets Obama read (I’m sure THOSE tweets exist in abundance), but it was still extra “haha” and “lol.”
Watch Obama’s mean tweets, Kimmel and Obama’s other discussions, and other celebrities read mean tweets in the videos here below.
Jimmy Kimmel introduced the segment prefacing that presidents are always criticized, and even President Bush got ribbed for doing the late night circuit, “It’s the nature of the job I guess.” He then introduced the “All President Obama edition of Mean Tweets,” to the tune of REM’s “Everybody Hurts.”
My favorite? “A 30 rack of Coors Light $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama.”
For the last “jeans” tweet, Jimmy came out wearing similar jeans to the ones Obama wore that sparked criticism and its own mean tweet. Obama agreed that they looked terrible. It was really nice to see Obama show off his great sense of humor.
During the conversation portion:
Kimmel: “So – when you’re at home, can you, like can you run down to the kitchen in your underpants in the middle of the night if you’re hungry?”
Obama: “I mean, I could….I don’t.”
Watch all the clips. I could cite from them all day, but would not do them justice. Ok. One more:
Jimmy: “You ever drive?”
Obama: “I cannot drive. I mean…I…I… I’m able to drive.”
Jimmy: “Is it because you don’t have a birth certificate?”
From time to time, we give celebrities a chance to read some of the mean things people tweet about them. We extended that same offer to our Commander in Chief, who happily agreed. This is an all President Obama edition of #MeanTweets.
President Barack Obama on Ferguson and Race Relations
President Obama talks about the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, his speech in Selma and race relations in America.
Jimmy Kimmel Asks President Barack Obama About His Daily Life
Jimmy asks the President about cooking, driving, daylight saving time and the dentist.
Mean Tweets – Music Edition #2 (NSFW): People write very nasty things on Twitter. From time to time on this program, we shine a light on that. We are pleased to bring you our second all-music edition of #MeanTweets featuring Josh Groban, Drake, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Blake Shelton, Haim, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, Sia, Childish Gambino, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Jason Aldean, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Katy Perry and Psy.
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8:
People are very quick to tweet unflattering things, but it’s important to remember that everyone has feelings. From time to time, we ask famous people to read some of the not-so-nice things that are tweeted about them. This is our 8th edition of Mean Tweets featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Gerard Butler, Ty Burrell, Bob Newhart, Britney Spears, Geena Davis, Chris Pratt, Chloe Grace Moretz, Scott Foley, Michael Chiklis, Ted Danson, John Stamos, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Sandler. #MeanTweets
Mean Tweets – NFL Edition
NFL players seem to be tough, but they’re also human. Sometimes sports fans lose sight of that. In the old days, you’d yell things at players on the field, now we post nasty comments on twitter. We collected some of those nasty comments and put them all together for a special NFL edition of Mean Tweets featuring Terrell Owens, Dwight Freeney, DeSean Jackson, Dashon Goldson, Dez Bryant, Keyshawn Johnson, Michael Strahan, Brandon Marshall, Steve Smith, Terrell Suggs, Erin Andrews, Ike Taylor, Vernon Davis, Clay Matthews and Malcolm Smith. #MeanTweets
About Jimmy Kimmel Live:
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC’s late-night talk show.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is well known for its huge viral video successes with 2.5 billion views on YouTube alone. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include – Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy’s Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men’s Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like “I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum” and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.
Now in its thirteenth season, Kimmel’s guests have included: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.