Steve-O understands why Bam Marger was permanently excluded from the “Weirdos”, but explains why he hopes that Bam took it as a sign of love


The “Weirdos” franchise has been around for more than two decades, and a motley team of professional stuntmen is becoming a household name in the process. This group recently reunited and returned to theaters with the movie “Weirdos Forever”, although skateboarder Bem Margera was noticeably absent. Recently, Steve-O told how Margera was excluded from the film, and why he hopes that Bam took it as a sign of love.

On the eve of the release of “Weirdos Forever” in May of this year, a lot of drama broke out around Bam Margera. The 42-year-old TV presenter and stuntman was offended that he was unceremoniously fired from the project, and as a result sued Johnny Knoxville and the company. Since then, Margera has continued to lead a public struggle, although Steve-O had a different look at the dismissal of his colleague from a recent film. As he put it during an appearance on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,

I said it, it was just a comment on some Instagram post where Bam was lashing out at being excluded from the movie. If I said it in a comment on Instagram, if I said it now, that’s really how I feel. The way the Weirdos treated Bam, forcing him to take drug tests, telling him that his contract required him to be sober for the film… What it was, that they fucking loved him. They took care of him. And these are the very people who organized the operation that saved my life.

Tell us about a powerful moment. Since the lack of money and screen time in “Weirdos Forever” was no doubt painful for Bam Margera, his co-star Steve-O seems to feel that it was all done out of love. The cast of Weirdos is known for putting their bodies at risk due to wild tricks and practical jokes, so perhaps it’s really in Marghera’s best interests not to participate in anything other than being sober.

As Steve-O pointed out to Mike Tyson in his podcast, the same people also stood firm and advocated for his own sobriety. A team of Weirdos organized an intervention that helped Steve-O sober up and (as he put it) eventually save his life. Thus, he believes that there is actually a lot more love involved in the situation with Bam Margera than people can imagine.

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Steve-O’s own path of sobriety definitely puts Bam Marger’s drama into a new perspective. Steve-O has been sober for over a decade and thanks Johnny Knoxville of Jackass for helping him achieve this. You can see hear and see his thoughts on Marguerite below,

While Bam Margera eventually dropped the lawsuit in the “Weirdos Forever” case, he continued to make headlines in the months since the film’s release. This includes legal issues with his wife, as well as the start of a fitness journey. Most recently, he went missing after leaving the rehabilitation center, although he was eventually found and returned to treatment by court order. I hope he can get the help he needs, as Steve-O did many years ago.

“Weirdos Forever” is broadcast on Paramount+. Be sure to check out the release dates of the films in 2022 to plan your next movie.