A key component of being a late night television host these days is sucking up to the YouTube generation with viral content. If that’s the game, Jimmy Kimmel just had a serious misstep. Talking shit on the YouTube Gaming crowd, Jimmy said it would take about $4 million — or PewDiePie’s old annual salary, to get him to watch people playing video games. Essentially, he just dogged the ENTIRE gamer crowd on YouTube & Twitch.
Yeah, he’s pretty much killed off any goodwill he’s earned over the years from his days on The Man Show. The video, which has so far earned more dislikes than likes, is also whipping the commenters into a frenzy as they spout off the various reasons people DO watch others play video games.
Right now James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert are licking their chops, eager to pick up any supporters Kimmel just chased off.