It’s probably best that this supposed Hollywood star is choosing to remain anonymous, as his Reddit rant just oozes with entitlement and privilege.
In a post titled “[No Remorse] I dislike my fans,” an account by the name “westmailu” introduces himself by writing, “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.”
Then he opens the flood gates:
- 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.
Aside from some probably accurate descriptions of other fellow famous people, you’ll likely have a hard time mustering up a tear for any of this mystery man’s grievances. It really is lonely up there at the top, isn’t it?
He goes on in the comments to say: “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,” adding, “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.”
Since this clearly begs for speculation, some names like Taylor Lautner and Elijah Wood have been floated, but he could just as likely be a bored mother of four in Duluth, Minnesota.
Guess we’ll never know.