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Jimmy Kimmel vs nasty YouTube Gaming culture

Jimmy Kimmel has angered gamers this week by poking fun at the new service launched by Google, titled YouTube Gaming which will allow gamers to watch other gamers, playing games.

The comedian created a sketch on his TV show, aimed at creating a few laughs and succeeding in the process. At the same time though, many gamers took personal offence to it and have begun sending some rather disgusting messages to Kimmel on Twitter.

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If Kimmel sent out some bait as a comedian, then thousands appear to have fallen for it hook line and sinker. We’ve included some examples of just how bad the video gaming culture can be when showing its ugly side – warning it isn’t pretty.

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We’ve also added both videos from Jimmy Kimmel – the original one poking fun at YouTube Gaming and also a second video from Kimmel which aired just hours ago showing his reaction to some of the messages he had been receiving.

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Is this yet another wake up call on how toxic social media can become when given ammunition? The fact that so many users have taken offence to a comedian doing his job is almost laughable.

Watch the videos below to bring you up to speed on the ongoing Jimmy Kimmel Vs YouTube Gaming saga and let us know your own thoughts on the debate – if you are mature enough of course.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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