Saturday, November 19, 2005

Staring into the Abyss

Okay, I know this is cruel to do... But, you have to see how astoundingly stupid the messages are that people have left at this news board. It is, unintentionally, one of the most hilarious things I've ever seen. And the people are serious.

The subject is an interview in which Johnny Depp says that the riots in Paris have made him consider moving back to the United States. Remember that Depp isn't an especially political actor, and note how the posters associate him with every wrong they can think of. He's a traitor. He's an anti-social freak. He's not American. He's a liberal nutcase. The vitriol is amazing, and seemingly, stems from the fact that he's an actor.

This is the abyss of charismatic conservatism.


Hiromi said...


Couldn't resist. Not *quite* as bad, though, as Margaret Cho's hate mail when she said that W. wasn't Hitler...but he could be, if he applied himself.

Rufus said...

I think it's funnier with Depp because he's never said anything that was terribly offensive. His comment about the US as a puppy with teeth went over poorly, but I got the idea that he was trying to defend the states in an odd-ball way. Other than that, he seems very inoffensive to me. I don't know, maybe there are 21 Jump Street fanatics who hate him because the show is over.