WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Jackass star Sean ‘Poopies’ McInerney encountered a Shark attack after a failed stunt during a shooting of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
- McInerney plunged into the water after an unsuccessful landing from a wakeboarding ramp and was immediately bitten by a shark.
- He said that he does not blame the shark since it was his fault trespassing in their territory.
Following a failed stunt during a Shark Week filming for Discovery Channel, Jackass star Sean ‘Poopies’ McInerney suffered a fearful shark bite on his left hand.
McInerney was already wakeboarding across the shark-dominated waters when his fellow Jackass members Steve-O and Chris Pontius challenged him to go the extra mile by going over a ramp in bid to enlive the “jump the shark” tagline.
McInerney plunged into the water after his attempt and was quickly flocked by the sharks. He suffered one gruesome bite on his left hand but was luckily rescued shortly by crew members.
In a later moment, Steve-O shared a photograph of his partner’s awful wound on his Instagram.
“@poopiesgram’s hand gets completely mangled on our Jackass #SharkWeek special tonight at 10pm on @discovery (already streaming now on @discoveryplus). Get ready for @poopiesgram to become the breakout star of 2021 in Jackass 4, too. Go ahead and follow @poopiesgram now because, trust me, he’s about to blow the fuck up,” the caption read.
After receiving a medical treatment, McInerney said: “I definitely got a degree in shark college there. I knew there was a chance I was going to get bit by a shark, but I didn’t think it was going to happen.”
Despite the injury he sustained, he noted that he was not angry towards the sharks.
“I don’t blame the sharks at all. I mean, I was in their living room, and it was dinnertime,” he said.
As a pop culture idiom, the “Jumping the shark” was coined during a Happy Days episode where the Fonz made a jump over a shark through water skiing. Presently, the slogan was famously used as a description of TV shows, with declining audiences, that had gone to such extreme entertaining stunts to boost viewership.
Source: YAHOO News