They might be Oscar nominees but that couldn’t save Casey Affleck, Emma Stone and Natalie Portman from reading some very rude messages about themselves in a special Mean Tweets segment of the Academy Awards ceremony.
The Hollywood stars read abusive messages that had been written about them on Twitter, with Stone reading: “Emma Stone looks like a crack whore in every role she plays.”
NEW #MeanTweets #Oscars edition Casey Affleck @Lin_Manuel Eddie Redmayne @Miles_Teller Tilda Swinton @TheJeffBridges Robert De Niro & more pic.twitter.com/ZNs38UVkZW— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 27, 2017
Affleck read: “Casey Affleck is the real life version of Billy Bob Thornton’s character in Sling Blade.”
Mean Tweets is a popular segment of the late night talk show from Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel, where stars and even President Obama read cruel online criticisms posted bout them.
Samuel L Jackson kept a straight face as he read: “Samuel L Jackson has resting fart face” while Jessica Chastain was left baffled by the tweet: “I’m gong to white balance my TV on Jessica Chastain’s chest,” adding: “I don’t know what that means!”
Other stars to read out mean messages in the segment included Eddie Redmayne, Miles Teller, Ryan Gosling, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Bridges and Robert De Niro.