An Australian schoolboy has returned to television after his extraordinary moment on Australia’s Today Show left the world angry.
Byron Kirk, 10, made another appearance on the breakfast show on Thursday morning to chat in studio with co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo about his recent viral gag, before telling another offbeat vegan joke.
This time the youngster also attacked fans of the Collingwood football club.
“Why are all Collingwood fans vegan?” ” He asked.
“I don’t know,” Stefanovic said.
Kirk replied, “Because you need teeth to chew meat!” »
The joke once again left the co-hosts stunned, as Abo jokingly scolded the 10-year-old boy while Stefanovic shouted: “Booyah!”
Earlier in the conversation, Kirk’s mother, Melissa, revealed that the initial viral joke was not planned when he appeared on the show via the Zoom link.
“I had kind of excited him beforehand. It was like, “Relax, tell a joke.” And then before he went live, I told him, ‘Don’t tell a joke.'” she explained.
“And then as soon as you asked for one and it went away, I just said, I tried to make sure that didn’t happen!”
Kirk, who lives in the outback Queensland mining town of Mount Isa, also revealed that although he didn’t have access to social media, his friends came across the video “every day” .
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday, Kirk spoke more about his rise to viral fame which culminated in an interview with TV host Piers Morgan.
He said his conversation with the polarizing British presenter went well as they shared the view that anyone who is offended “needs to learn to laugh”.
“Mom kept telling me he was a really great person,” Byron said.
“He didn’t ask me any tough questions but we were on the same page.”
Kirk’s joke first aired on the Today show as Byron talked about his experience competing in the 2023 Youth Bull Riders World Finals in Texas.
After discussing the rodeo, Kirk thought he would interject with a joke.
Australian schoolboy Byron Kirk, 10, returned to television after his extraordinary moment on Australia’s Today show left the world angry.
The timing was unplanned and the producers had no idea in advance what the boy was going to say.
The youngster began by asking: “A vegan and a vegetarian are jumping off a cliff to see who will hit the bottom first. Who wins?’
“I don’t know”, Stefanovic said. ‘Who wins?’ » asked Abo.
The boy didn’t miss a beat when he replied: “Society!
An extraordinary moment broadcast on Australia’s Today show has left the whole world angry.
Co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo were visibly stunned when a schoolboy told an inappropriate joke about vegan deaths.
After their initial shock subsided, both men burst into laughter, while presenter Brooke Boney covered her mouth in disbelief.
Stefanovic was so stunned that he almost fell off the couch.
“We didn’t expect that!” » said Abo, laughing nervously.
The moment was later posted to the Today show’s TikTok account – and quickly attracted millions of views across Australia and around the world.
The clip is causing quite a stir in the United States, with TikTok users pointing out that such a moment could never happen on American television.
The clip is making waves across the United States, with TikTok users pointing out that such a moment could never have happened on American television.
Featuring the video in a viral TikTok, American commentator Benny Johnson called it “the greatest moment in television history”.
An American viewer commented: “This kid has more wit and humor than a lot of comedians today.”
Another added: “The male host’s reaction was so genuine. I have tears in my eyes.’
“I’m not even the father of this child, and he still made me proud! a third wrote, while a fourth remarked: “This kid just won the internet.” »
Many vegans and vegetarians were even forced to admit that, despite being the butt of the joke, the young man’s comedic timing was exemplary.
“As a vegetarian, I laughed like crazy,” one wrote.
The joke first aired on the Today Show, where Byron appeared to share his incredible experience competing in the 2023 Youth Bull Riders World Finals in the US state of Texas.