A jackass forever video introduces newcomers Jasper, Rachel Wolfson, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, Zach Holmes and Eric Manaka.
A new one jackass forever video introduces the next generation of pranksters and risk takers.
The video features original cast Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren and Preston Lacy, while also introducing newcomers Jasper, Rachel Wolfson, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, Zach Holmes and Eric Manaka.
Created by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine, Jackass debuted on MTV in 2000, and originally ran for three seasons and 25 episodes until 2002. The series was centered around Knoxville and his friends performing crazy stunts and pranks on each other, sometimes in public. While the show itself was short-lived, it spawned four cinema films (inclusive Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa), a live-to-DVD movie, two TV shows and several spinoff shows, among others Long live Bam and Wildboyz.
Of course, not everyone is happy to see Jackass‘ Return. Shortly after the first trailer debuted, PETA issued a statement condemning Knoxville and the company. “Jackass stunts are violent and vulgar, but if the talent is willing to do it and the wounds are self-inflicted, it’s one thing – but it’s something completely different when animals are exploited, harassed and harmed: it’s cruelty, “wrote PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. That Jackass forever trailer shows Knoxville’s crew provoking a snake and a bull to the point of attack, treating a tarantula like a game piece and forcing a chained bear to eat honey by a tied participant. Four months before release, Jackass forever has already risked normalizing animal exploitation and legitimizing the cruel exhibitors who pimp animals out for productions. PETA urges producers to remove stunts involving animals from the film. “
The following month, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Dickhouse Entertainment, Gorilla Flicks, Knoxville, Tremaine and Jonze were hit by an unfair dismissal lawsuit from the former. Jackass the star Bam Margera, who was fired from jackass forever. “Paramount’s inhuman treatment of Margera is irresistible,” the case said. “Margera was forced to endure psychological torture in the form of a false wellness agreement and was then eventually fired due to his protected class status due to his medical condition and his complaints about the defendant’s discriminatory behavior towards him.”
jackass forever coming to the cinema 4. feb.
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