A supposedly well-known actor took to reddit to vent frustrations with his fans and the reality of being gay in Hollywood.
The confession, titled “[No Remorse] I dislike my fans,” begins with the actor establishing his creds, claiming “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”
But he’s not exactly grateful for his career claiming he hates his fans because they hound him.
“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,” he writes. “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.”
In addition to having to put up a heterosexual facade, the writer says he loathes being hit up for money all the time.
“I hate the way they ask me for money and think I have money. I see these sites where fans say I am worth like $20 million. BITCH PLEASE. I am worth like $4 million.”
Must be tough.
Here’s the post in full:
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.
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.
They think that I can get them work. No I can’t. That pisses me off more than anything.
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.
The discussion continued in the comments, where the writer says that, despite being in a very successful franchise, he actually lost money on it and it hurt his career.
Though he’s done some work in television, nothing has really helped his allegedly stalled career.
“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,” he complains. “Can’t tell you how many times non-Hollywood ’friends’ have hit me up for money, work or contacts… I can’t even say that I am a gay guy because it will hurt my career.”
Users on ATRL have speculated it could be Taylor Lautner, Elijah Wood, or just a troll looking for attention. Assuming it’s real, who do you think it is? And are they justified in being pissed off at fans?