Avengers: Infinity War, Chris Pratt, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Watch the stars of Avengers: Infinity War read mean tweets about themselves

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May 1, 2018, 12:12 PM EDT (Updated)

Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest movie in the world right now, which means its many (many) stars are among the biggest stars in the world. Over the last few weeks they've traveled the world to promote the movie, visiting talks shows, premieres, and fan events where they've been showered with adoration and asked for selfie after selfie. Even with all of that, though, there are still people out there who just plain don't like them.

For years now, talk-show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel has hosted a segment called "Mean Tweets" on his series Jimmy Kimmel Live! The premise is simple: Celebrities sit in front a camera, hold a phone, and read mean (and hopefully funny) things people have said about them on Twitter, while R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" plays in the background. Sometimes they offer a response directly to the camera, sometimes they laugh, and sometimes they just look confused. 

It's become such a popular segment that Kimmel's begun developing themed installments of "Mean Tweets," and since most of the Infinity War cast were guests on his show at one point or another last week, it was clearly time for an "Avengers Edition." So now we can watch as Elizabeth Olsen is informed of her "weird thumbs" (she knows), Benedict Cumberbatch receives a very specific criticism of his face (he's amused), and Don Cheadle is compared to a very specific combination of insects and rodents (he's not really sure how to respond). And as for Paul Bettany... well, someone out there just plain doesn't like Paul Bettany.

So, which reaction is your favorite? There's a reason Chris Evans gets to close the segment. Captain America is not just handsome, talented, and dedicated to his place in pop culture history, but he's also very happy to be thoroughly insulted on live TV and laugh until he almost falls off his chair.


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