Country music fans — and detractors— are extremely passionate and often jump on Twitter to sling some serious mud. Jimmy Kimmel Live knows that trolls exist everywhere and invited some of country music’s biggest stars to read a selection of ‘Mean Tweets’ aloud. Let’s take a look back at some of the best Mean Tweets moments with our favorite country stars!
This all-country music edition of #MeanTweets features Trace Adkins, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Houser, Cassadee Pope, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, Granger Smith, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Maren Morris, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Chris Stapleton.
Wow. Some of the stars seemed to find the snarky commentary hilarious— while others seemed a little stunned. Being in the public eye is hard y’all. Dolly Parton takes her mean Tweets in stride and her reaction is perfect!
An earlier version of “Mean Tweets” featured several other country music stars including Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Randy Houser, Scotty McCreery, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Chris Young, and Little Big Town.
Ouch. Those were painful. This next video features artists from multiple musical genres— Meghan Trainor, Ricky Martin, James Taylor, Little Big Town, Common, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Wilson, Blake Shelton, Wiz Khalifa, Josh Groban, Demi Lovato, The Killers, Drake, One Direction, Lionel Richie, Rita Ora, and Mumford & Sons
This 2015 throwback segment highlights 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.
Country artists Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, and Brad Paisley all got a dose of online hate in this early round of Mean Tweets in 2013…
These videos serve as proof that Twitter is both a wonderful and horrible place. Kudos to these well-known stars for diving into the muck and reading some of the not-so-nice things people have Tweeted about them.
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