Boy who shocked TV hosts with brutal joke about dead vegan and vegetarian says he meant no offence
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The little lad who shocked TV hosts with his brutal joke about vegans and vegetarians has said he meant no offence by it.
Byron Kirk was appearing on the Today Show to discuss his time competing in the 2023 Youth Bull Riders World Finals in Texas.
Living in outback Queensland, he’s apparently now considering a comedy career because of all the attention from around the globe – including that of Piers Morgan. I mean, obviously he’s got himself involved in this.
Byron decided to tell hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo the joke during his appearance via video call.
He asked: “A vegan and a vegetarian are jumping off a cliff to see who will hit the bottom first. Who wins?”
“I don’t know,” said Stefanovic, with Abo asking: “Who wins?”
The lad quickly chimed: “Society!”
The hosts were in hysterics and the clip was shared to the show’s TikTok, racking in millions of views.
Even American commentator Benny Johnson called it ‘the single greatest moment in television history’.
Byron did admit it wasn’t his own joke, telling Daily Mail Australia: “I just heard it somewhere.”
But now his mum says: “People we don't know started mentioning it to him and have been coming up asking for a photo.”
The young lad didn’t intend any offence by the joke and has now agreed to a pre-recorded interview for Piers Morgan Uncensored.
Byron said their chat went well and although he didn’t know who Morgan was, they both agreed anyone offended ‘needs to learn to laugh’.
“Mum kept telling me he's a really really big person. He didn't ask me any hard questions but we were on the same page.”
His mum also agreed with the controversial Brit that her son is ‘destined for stardom’.
Although he doesn’t have his own social media, Byron added: “I want my name to keep spreading and people to keep getting to know me.
“Meeting a lot of people that know who I am and I don't know them has been cool.”
Reposted by various TikTok accounts, users called Byron a 'little legend'.
Another even quipped: "We have Australian of the year right here."
Others say he 'nailed it' and another even admitted: "As a vegetarian, I laughed my arse off."
And many said 'he's not wrong' with his joke about the poor veggies and vegans.