Ahhh Reddit, a clusterfuck of random content.
Sometimes the top post is a cat wearing a funny outfit, other times it’s a celebrity coming out as gay. Well, that’s very rarely the case but this time it’s exactly what’s happened.
On May 6th an alleged “well-known” actor shared an anonymous post on Reddit about how he is gay, and hates his fans. Sah intense.
In the lengthy post he revealed, “I am an actor. Well-known. A few of my movies are among the top-grossing in history. I started out as a child actor and fortunately have worked ever since.”
He made four points in the article, each with varying degrees of sass TBH:
1. I hate my fans. Appreciate them but hate them. I hate them because they hound and harass me. I am not an attention whore. I don’t tip off the paps, party, etc. I usually enjoy being by myself. I can’t even be open about being gay. What really irks me is how fans call me by this character’s name and start touching me and asking for pictures like I am one of those guys dressed like a Transformer on Hollywood/Vine. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always chat and take a picture with a fan if they are cool or for a young fan, but most people are assholes.”
2. I hate the way they ask me for money and think I have money. I see these sites where fans will say I am worth like $20 million. BITCH PLEASE. I am worth more like $4 million. And I don’t even live a lavish style. Far from it. I may get four movie offers ranging from $1 – 4 million. I probably take a quarter of that at the end. Most often I turn down the higher-paying movies because they will do the most damage to your career. Sometimes I won’t get any offers. I have tons of expenses. I have to pay lawyers, accountants, family, etc. Don’t even get me started on taxes. Also, if I ever become disabled or can’t work anymore, then I am fucked.
3. They think that I can get them work. No I can’t. That pisses me off more than anything.
4. My life is not that glam. Most famous people are not that interesting. They’re uneducated. They’re ignorant. They’re paranoid. They’re full of themselves.
In the comments thread the actor also spoke openly about his sexuality.
“[I am not out because I] would become a “gay actor” instead of an “actor.” “Gay actors” get less offers because of the concern that audiences will not believe that they can play a straight character and/or many many people still hate gays and won’t see their movies,” he revealed.
“People know me mainly from the franchise that I was in but also from my time as a child actor. They often say how I still look like a teen even though I am def. no teen.”
“I don’t have friends. Many Hollywood people just want to party and many non-Hollywood people expect that your friendship will enrich them in some way. Can’t tell you how many times non-Hollywood “friends” have hit me up for money, work or contacts.”
WOWZA! Though the actor has chosen to remain anonymous, as the story has gained attention in the media, Reddit and ATRL users have started to point fingers.
Due to the information revealed regarding a popular franchise, youthful looks and life as a child actor, some have considered the post to be by Taylor Lautner, Josh Hutcherson or Elijah Wood.
The whole thing could be COMPLETELY fake, but it’s not the first time a celeb has used Reddit for a dramatic revelation.
Assuming it’s true, what do you guys make of the whole thing?