Hindsight is 20/20, even for a guy who used to make his living as human shark bait. 

Steve-OThis was a cast member from the beginning. JackassIt premiered on MTV in 2000.

He said that “We were truly worth being vilified because they didn’t have YouTube and video on the Internet back then, and we were legitimately an influence” Mike Tyson Hotboxin podcast. “When JackassWhen the news broke, many little children were visiting hospitals across the nation and possibly the globe because they had seen us do this insane s–t and wanted to try it for themselves.

Jackass,The show, which ran from 2000 to 2001 and spawned an entire cinematic universe before it was cancelled in 2001, featured Steve O with his misfit band of friends doing outrageous stunts. The show—which also starred Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera Chris Pontius—was groundbreaking in its eccentric stupidity, though Steve-O now argues there’s more than enough blame to go around.

He stated, “At that point you could really point at us as having a negative influence.” “But, I believe over the years because there’s now so much YouTube. [MTV’s]It’s so bad that it’s not our fault anymore.