Hindsight is 20/20, even for a man who used to make his dwelling as human shark bait.
Steve-O, who was one of many authentic solid members on Jackass when it premiered in 2000 on MTV, mirrored again on the wild early days of the present with a little bit of a unique take than he had again then.
“We had been genuinely value vilifying as a result of again then they did not have YouTube or video on the Web and we had been legitimately a nasty affect,” he stated on the Hotboxin with Mike Tyson podcast. “When Jackass got here out, little children had been exhibiting up in hospitals all around the nation and possibly the world as a result of they noticed us doing this loopy s–t they usually needed to do it themselves.”
Jackass, which ran for 3 seasons from 2000 to 2001 earlier than spawning an entire cinematic universe, featured Steve-O and his band of misfit pals performing outrageous stunts. The present—which additionally starred Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Chris Pontius—was groundbreaking in its eccentric stupidity, although Steve-O now argues there’s greater than sufficient blame to go round.
“At the moment, you possibly can actually level to us as being a nasty affect,” he stated. “However I feel through the years, as a result of now that there is a lot YouTube, [MTV’s], a lot, it is not our f–king fault anymore.”