Steve-O admitted the Jackass’ early days were a “bad impression”

Hindsight is 20/20, even for the man who made his living as human shark bait.

steve owho was one of the original cast donkey When it premiered on MTV in 2000, the show’s return to its wild early days was a little different than it was at the time.

“We really deserved to be condemned because then they didn’t have YouTube or videos on the internet and we were legitimately a bad influence,” he said. with hotbox mike tyson podcast. “When donkey Came out, little kids were showing up in hospitals all over the country and probably all over the world because they saw us doing this crazy thing and they wanted to do it themselves.”

jackass, which previously ran for three seasons from 2000 to 2001 giving rise to an entire cinematic universe, Steve-O and his band of misfit friends are shown performing outrageous stunts. Show – also starred in Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera And Chris Pontius-was important in its singular idiosyncrasies, although Steve-O now argues that there is more than enough blame to go around.

“At the time, you could really point to us as a bad influence,” he said. “But I think over the years, because there’s a lot more YouTube now, [MTV’s]That’s all, it’s no longer our f-king fault.”

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