Thanks, Gentlemen!

I’ve just been told that Carey Mulligan, being interested in Hollywood Elsewhere in advance of our scheduled phone interview, read yesterday’s post about her evolving appearance (“Transformer“) since early ’09. And her feelings were hurt by some of the comments. And so she doesn’t feel safe appearing on HE, given this atmosphere, so the phone chat is a no-go.

I don’t blame her. I deleted a couple of the nastier ones yesterday (one by “my brain is melting“), but I guess I should have been more slash-and-burn about it. As soon as I was told the interview had been cancelled, I read all 40 comments that were sitting there as of 6:15 pm, and four, I have to admit, fit my definition of cruel or harsh or needlessly insensitive. I should have whacked them out last night. HE is a place for blunt opinion, but I don’t want it to be a forum for cruelty. (Unless we’re talking about hurting the feelings of certain bearded directors.)

So here’s an apology to Ms. Mulligan, and a pledge that I will be all the more vigilant about editing out any further cruel stuff. I’ve edited out four more comments — the offending authors are “Gabriel,” “Harry Warden,” “My Brain Is Melting,” “K. Bowen” and “Robert Cashill.” The authors are advised to show a little more sensitivity next time.

81 thoughts on “Thanks, Gentlemen!

  1. Indeed on said:

    She’s a gorgeous, talented actress.

    With that said…doesn’t feel safe? Doing a phone interview?

    Alright.

  2. I’m surprised she’d read the comments. Boards are notoriously mean-spirited, often because the commanders know the person they’re pissing on isn’t reading their words. Whoops.

  3. I’m surprised she’d read the comments. Boards are notoriously mean-spirited, often because the commanders know the person they’re pissing on isn’t reading their words. Whoops.

  4. Wow, what a bunch of assholes… if I were Jeff I’d be furious… The comments therein were horrific, a lot of Internet Tough Guy Sociopath bullshit that gets thrown around here way too readily, usually from the same loudmouths (many of whom I think are repeat customers)… It’s really not fair that Jeff or his site would be judged by a bunch of douchebags. Though on the flip side, you could argue that major publications and online versions of newspapers have TOTAL free-for-all comments capability, and celebs surely don’t read all those…

    Mulligan is awesome. Honestly, if I were Jeff and I had a CAREY MULLIGAN INTERVIEW scheduled and a bunch of tools in the comments section made the site look low-rent and hateful enough that she canceled, I’d be insanely pissed.

    Hey I wonder if that means she read my ALL POSITIVE GLOWING COMMENTS and said, “Hee hee, this guy Lex seems pretty cool.”

  5. To paraphrase Max Von Sydow in Hannah and Her Sisters: You shouldn’t be surprised this happened. You should be surprised it doesn’t happen more often.

  6. Unless we’re talking about hurting the feelings of certain bearded directors.,

    Great, now the Malick penpal interview is off too.

  7. Always hilarious when guys in comments sections slag off the looks of an actress that’s not even the same universe as them lookswise. Fuck Carey Mulligan, I’ve got an overweight crabby girlfriend with 3 cats at home waiting for me!

  8. Thank God I wasn’t a piece of shit with the rest of the children. Makes me feel like a superior human being for some reason.

  9. Most trolls here would complain if a Supermodel showed up on the front porch. “Oh you are a blonde? I ordered a redhead.” WTF!?!

  10. Not excusing anyone’s rude comments, but when you post that embarrassing before/after picture and then write “Share your impressions by all means”, do you really expect random movie blog commenters to be totally civil and positive?

    I certainly don’t blame her.

  11. I’m kinda surprised that my question regarding her breakout role in Stephen Moffat’s “Blink” got axed from the previous thread. It was a legit query and I was hoping that they’d work together again given her popularity in the fan-boy community for that early performance. Guess it just got swept away in the purge…

    My occasional comments here are so vanilla and non-threatening that it almost feels like a badge of honor to be deleted; I just wish I’d done something so heinous that merited disciplinary action.

    Still, given the tone of many on that thread, I’m not surprised that Mulligan and her reps shied away from participating with the HE phoner. Online anonymity sure can bring out the ugly, eh?

    Lastly, Jeff should have held out for a face-to-face interview; with the exception of those memorable few seconds with Terrance Malick on the horn, phoners are seldom as compelling or enlightening as conversations in person.

  12. a few years back, a young friend of mine was making the move from nyc to la to take a regular role in a prime time series…asked if i had any thoughts, i told him the absolute best advice i could give would be (after the first episode aired) never, ever even consider going on another internet message board/comment thread….it seems that mulligan should be hip to that (unwritten) rule by now…

    that said, to hold wells responsible for comments made in response to a post is pretty absurd…sounds to me like she (or her reps) were just looking for an out…..

  13. Sorry, but: http://inyourface.ocregister.com/tag/carey-mulligan/. And more. It’s not like I’m the first to notice this, and having been invited to comment I did so. Indeed, I hadn’t even been aware of the possibiility of any work until I saw those two photos side-by-side, and checked around for possible verification.

    Perhaps I should have qualified my remark. God knows what she’d say about a photo of me. I think she’s lovely, and a fine actress, and I have since I first saw her on DOCTOR WHO, in the great episode “Blink.”

  14. Criterion Guy continues to show that he has a tiny penis that can’t get hard.

    Wells to Buk94: Criterion Guy is gone…a dead man.

  15. And Buk94 and everyone else hurling around profanity and insults in this thread continue to show why Carey doesn’t feel safe in the atmosphere here.

  16. I love Carey even dating back to Pride and Prejudice and have really liked most of her films (An Education, Never Let Me Go, Drive, Shame). I think she does career best work in Shame.

    However I don’t understand why she doesn’t feel safe. It’s only a phone interview for a movie blog. The rude commenters are going to make their rude comments regardless.

    More importantly Jeff and the people who like Carey and are interested in what she has to say should not be penalized because of a few rotten apples.

  17. Her people should remember that Jeff was the first journalist to rave about her in An Education. The role that got her the Oscar nomination, turned her into a star and made her a millionaire.

    And internet commenters are assholes because they’re not dating the insanely beautiful and talented Carey Mulligan.

  18. Yeah, I’m sure she was hurt by the comments.

    You know, the comments on the post about how she’s sold out and had a bunch of work done to look more movie star sexy. I’m sure she was all upset about the comments on that post about her new more generic looks.

    I hear some Hispanic snorting rhinos wearing mandals are upset about the comments on a post about them laughing at Starbucks, too.

  19. Well, if it refers to my first comment, that’s fair. It was a wisecrack, and sometimes wisecracks look crueler in print than they are really intended.

    As to “feeling safe” I’m about the most harmless and polite person imaginable.

    As to her looks, I stated in a later post the opinion that she was pretty. God knows I’m not a matinee idol in this category.

    I’ve never said anything but good things about her acting talent, and stand by that.

  20. Buk94, I misunderstand nothing. Previously, people were using varying degrees of colourful language to discuss, at Jeff’s request, the before/after pictures he posted of an actress. In this thread, different people are using various degrees of colourful language to discuss each other, with far more virulent inventive.

    Jeff requests “show a little more sensitivity next time” and emphasises that “HE is a place for blunt opinion, but I don’t want it to be a forum for cruelty”. But this thread shows that HE posters just shift the invective to each other, and Jeff’s request is ignored, and the blog remains a place that would probably hurt feelings of subjects and make them feel emotionally unsafe.

  21. Jeff, this might be another opportunity to review the strong case for switching to a comment system like Disqus.

    1. It takes 15 minutes to install.

    2. Commenters can vote up or down a comment, and you can set the website to default the sorting based on popularity instead of chronology.

    3. You probably won’t have to delete as much spam. Disqus is really good at filtering those kinds of things out. It’s not perfect.

    As for point #2… I read the comments on that post last night and was also appalled, but, the level of the comments were so awful I didn’t bother engaging with them. With a “vote down” system, it’s an easy way to let the better angels on the site police the crap without having to drop down to their level and actively engage such juvenile nonsense. And if any prospective interviewees visit the site, they might still see stupid-ass comments, but they’ll also see that they’ve been given a “negative 14″ thumbs down from the community.

    Don’t get me wrong, folks, I love the merciless nature of much of the commentary in the H-E community. But, every once in a while, it descends beyond a point

    And BTW. Carey Mulligan is amazingly talented and beautiful and someone who makes me more likely to watch a given film. From the first 5 minutes of “Blink,” you just knew – major star, no doubt about it. Expect her to have a long career full of fine performances.

  22. I’m stunned. I wrote nothing mean or disrespectful. My main point was that I thought she was miscast in Drive because I didn’t believe her to be a downtrodden, L.A. waitress with a kid. She’s too spry, bright. “Pixie-ish” is how I called her.

    That said, Ms. Mulligan, if you are reading, my sincere, heartfelt apologies if anything I wrote offended you.

    Jeff, my apologies as well for whatever role I may have played in her cancelling. I will be more selective in my wording next time.

  23. I saw Drive again today for the 5th time. Carey Mulligan looks more beautiful every time. Especially in the scene in the hallway, right before the elevator scene.

    If you’re reading this Carey, you are gorgeous baby. Don’t ever change that hair.

  24. OK, now after looking at the thread, I”m confused. Because somehow my first wisecracking comment survived, but some of the completely worthwhile discussion about the merits of An Education as a film are missing. That I don’t get. Because that’s the sort of vigorous film discussion that this blog is supposed to be about.

  25. Again, I apologize but I really think Jeff is calling me out unfairly and lumping me in with others who went after her personal appearance. I made no reference to her looks. Go back and check if you don’t believe me.

    Nevertheless, I’ll take the slings and arrow and apologize again.

  26. Jeff,

    I gotta tell you I’m with Dean on this one. Why you would invite that before a phone interview, especially with someone you admire, I have no idea.

    And I’ll echo his comments that I don’t think that rude and negative comments about looks have any place anywhere.

    I hope you will take this opportunity to look back on your own track record – you routinely comment on the looks of actors in the public eye (positively and negatively) – think of all the posts on Jonah Hill – and I have a distinct memory of the time you said that David Gregory looked like an ape.

  27. Also, Carey, if you are reading this, I think you are talented and smart and very beautiful. I am single and would love to take you to dinner the next time (ha!) you are in Indianapolis.

    If only…

  28. You can’t really believe for a second that she herself read that post and the comments and then pulled the interview. It was a publicist or press agent or other handler that made that call for her.

    That said, even under the best circumstances, a post like that is doomed. Open season on picking apart someone’s evolving appearance. And a woman, and an actor at that. Even Clooney hates it when they dig out his Facts of Life clips with his permed mullet.

  29. Ian T. – yeah, it is super weird and creepy to see some of the people that frequent this site falling all over themselves to apologize like this with just the faintest whisper of celebrity. I mean, Jesus.

  30. Mulligan is NOT a “major star.” To be a major star, people in America would know who she is (think Julia Roberts in he prime).

  31. It certainly wouldn’t hurt a lot of people who post here to try and be a little less harsh in general. I don’t get the point, so many of you seem to post here simply to get a rise out of other commenters. Why do you even care?

    The political ones are the most frequent offenders, but a lot of the people here do it about random shit.

    That’s why I like LexG. He’s usually posting about things he actually likes, and if he dislikes something it’s usually sort of an innocuous target who would never see this site in a million years or wouldn’t care if they did, like Michael Fassbender.

  32. Then don’t read it. That’s why I don’t buy that argument. Nobody has to read Wells’ articles if they don’t care for the content. I skip over ones that don’t interest me, it’s not hard to do.

    The fact that most of these commenters don’t leads me to believe they’re just in to try and out-snark each other.

  33. Holy shit. “Shocked” doesn’t begin to describe my reaction to being not only called out by Jeff, but also the number of times I was quoted by vitriolic Mulligan defenders.

    I’m glad my post wasn’t actually deleted so I may defend myself to the comprehension impaired. I never said shit negative about her appearance, and all I said about her acting was that she was overrated (saying someone can’t act is hardly an “OTT” – whatever the fuck that stands for – character flaw).. I said the MOVIES she’s been in (or that I’ve seen) have been terrible – hence “kryptonite”. I don’t give a quarter fuck what any of you (let alone Rotten Tomatoes) say – An Education and Never Let Me Go are both astonishingly superficial shitheaps that fail miserably to interestingly explore any of the considerable thematic potential therein. The same can mostly be said of Drive, except I think it has less to squander and is also more enjoyable to watch. Is most of this her fault? Not really – but that doesn’t mean I can avoid associating her with poor cinema, and I cringe every time she’s cast by a filmmaker I normally approve of.

    I’m not proud of having helped screw Jeff out of column fodder, but I have zero regrets about what I said.

  34. Jeff,
    I gotta tell you I’m with Dean on this one. Why you would invite that before a phone interview, especially with someone you admire, I have no idea.
    And I’ll echo his comments that I don’t think that rude and negative comments about looks have any place anywhere.
    I hope you will take this opportunity to look back on your own track record – you routinely comment on the looks of actors in the public eye (positively and negatively) – think of all the posts on Jonah Hill – and I have a distinct memory of the time you said that David Gregory looked like an ape.

  35. Also, Carey, if you are reading this, I think you are talented and smart and very beautiful. I am single and would love to take you to dinner the next time (ha!) you are in Indianapolis.
    If only…

  36. The fault lies with the original post. Jeff asking people to weigh in on any actress’ looks is a snark buffet waiting to happen. Seriously Jeff, you fucked that one up.

  37. “Not excusing anyone’s rude comments, but when you post that embarrassing before/after picture and then write “Share your impressions by all means”, do you really expect random movie blog commenters to be totally civil and positive?”

    This entire thread could have started and stopped with Dean’s comment.

    Jeff Wells: “MY READERS ALL SUCK FOR TRAMPLING AN INNOCENT VICTIM AFTER I YELLED FIRE IN A CROWDED THEATER. HERE, HAVE MORE GASOLINE.”

  38. Thanks, Gentlemen!

    Ah the sweet irony of this blog post header. A gentleman wound NEVER post before and after pics of a woman, any woman, and ask for comments.

  39. “HE is a place for blunt opinion, but I don’t want it to be a forum for cruelty.”

    I’m sorry, and I may get banned for saying this, but this is horseshit. At least half of Jeffrey’s posts on Hollywood Elsewhere are attack pieces, or thinly-veiled invitations to become attack pieces. Since the Stalinist Purge, Jeffrey has engaged in a not-so-subtle process of removing most of the posters that disagree with him. As a result, he can engage in stuff like, “Joss Whedon is a no-talent hack! And no one with any taste would ever see one of his movies, let alone enjoy it. Am I right? CAN I GET AN AMEN?!?”

    Now one of his little Hollywood Schadenfreude pieces gets out of hand and the P.R. people for an actress he’s been trying to make a star for the past couple of years get bent out of shape. And suddenly it’s the commenters’ fault.

    The tone of this site is a direct product of its host. It’s made him very comfortable, since the confrontation creates page hits. But you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs and to blame those broken eggs on the commenters is disingenuous in the extreme.

  40. Seriously, Ray and Raygo…duhhhh. The original post alluded to how quickly Mulligan had advanced into the big-time since her break-out in January 2009 & how her uptown glammy appearance seemed to emhpasize or underline this. There was, for me, something rather endearing and cherishable in the 23 year-old brunette of 2 and 1/2 years ago that didn’t seem to be part of the present-day package…or not as much anyway. It was a slight riff on how the machine and momentum of Hollywood success tends to change people and/or slick them up. I mean, that was clearly what I was talking about. I do know how to put “this” into words and not “that.” I realized when I wrote it, of course, that the thick & the cretinous might say to themselves, “Oh, I get it…he’s looking for people to comment on her looks and…you know, grade her of 1 to 10 and talk about whether she’s hot or not!” But I figured I can’t play to the lowest level when I write this stuff. I have to presume that some will understand what I meant and proceed accordingly.

    http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2011/10/transformer_5.php

  41. It certainly proves that no matter how much actors deny it, they do read *everything* about themselves. I think the criticism that hurt her was about her looks, which is an understandably touchy subject. She probably has to deal with being compared to a certain group of actresses on a daily basis for parts and it can screw with your head when people confirm your fears.

  42. Tough break, I do feel bad for Jeff. However, my initial feeling was one of satisfaction about stuff having consequences.

  43. Jeff with all due respect perhaps this could be your chance to reform your own ways. I’ve seen you lay into women tim and time again on this site for being too old for this or too chunky for that. Some mean shit about Teri Polo was the first thing that came to mind. That being said it’s no great loss. Nobody gets anything good from interviews with most modern actors. They are all too guarded.

  44. That’s too bad. Was looking forward to the interview. I really admired Shame, both Fassbender and Mulligan are terrific in it. Very rare to see a brother/sister relationship on screen especially something as delicate as this one.

    Don’t want to sound like a suck up, but I think Mulligan is a very good actress. She is good in every movie she is in. Never Let Me Go is probably my favorite, and Shame is such a departure from her previous roles. Hopefully she changed her mind and do the interview with Jeff.

  45. Mulligan: I dunno, he seemed like a nice chap in Park City. Why can’t I speak with him?

    Mulligan’s PR: He only took head shots, right? You didn’t pose for any art pics? Be honest.

    Mulligan: Absolutely not. It was cold in that room anyway. I was a little “perky, if you get my drift. I did think about running my fingers through his hair though … just being honest. I really want to talk to him again!

    Mulligan’s PR: No way. You know he wants to Skype, don’t you? Remember what happened when Shia tried that? Bloody hell mess that was to clean up.

    Mulligan: You guys are brutal. Can I have my phone back now?

    Mulligan’s PR: No. Not until Gatsy is finished.

  46. Jeff, I love HE, but your Mulligan post was a huge miscalculation on your part. I completely missed the part about you having a phoner with her within the next few days. After your actual interview would have been the time to post before and after pics and combine the whole “hollywood machine” angle. And the “please weigh in …” transition was, frankly, ill timed and kind of crude.

    I am disapponted that her PR people don’t recognize you as the Mulligan champion that you are. That sucks, because you did cartwheels over An Education, and got a lot of people on board. That should count for something.

  47. It’s unfortunate, as I would have been interested in the interview. However there’s two sides to this – number one being that the internet is a nasty ignorant place where faceless people can feel safe to bash others with a verbal sledgehammer and say things they may not normally have the guts to say face to face. Mulligan may need to take that into consideration and thicken up her skin, and I’m a bit surprised it isn’t already. Then frankly Jeff’s timing sucks – knowing you may have an the opportunity to interview with an actor or actress coming up, well you might want to hold off on a piece that would invite such comments. Not like we haven’t seen people salivate poison and stupidity with their comments prior, right?

  48. “Wow, talk about cognitive dissonance.

    Jeff has a long history of obsessing over the looks and fashion choices of young actresses to the point of utter creepiness. To try and fob this off on his commentators (which was just a polite dodge on the part of her PR people) is beyond denial.”

    THIS. Over and over.

  49. “Tough break, I do feel bad for Jeff. However, my initial feeling was one of satisfaction about stuff having consequences.”

    Yup. I read the first few comments when Jeff posted those pictures and I was horrified by them. I would have deleted all of them – I tolerate that kind of crap for about two seconds. Jeff did a nice thing by taking pics at that event and posting them. He took the best pics he could take: it wasn’t meant to be a free-for-all when you guys could start suddenly saying they were ugly or whatever else. It’s so mean. Doesn’t anyone ever feel badly about saying mean stuff about people? I know it’s alluring because the net is so anonymous…I’m sure it’s fun to say stuff you can’t say in real life but … doesn’t it ever sit badly with you? Do you just sit submit and feel okay about it? It is baffling to me.

  50. I read Jeff’s post but didn’t comment. I considered writing that I love the new Carey look. This woman has grown so much in the past few years. I think a lot of the hatred that was expressed by the commentors here just stemmed from the idea that Mulligan, who once possessed a “She’s the cute girl-next-door who might be even interested in ME” approachability quality now possesses an “Now she’s out of my league.Damnit.” quality through really no fault of her own. She’s just growing as a person. She’s been in Hollywood for a few years now and it changed her, sure but it’s not like she’s snorting coke with Lindsay and Paris. I’m another who would have enjoyed this interview. And I’m sure if the chance arose for Carey to be interviewed by any of you you’d jump at the chance faster than Lindsay’s dad Michael jumping out of a hotel balcony just as the cops rolled up.

    For the record I think Carey now looks hot as Hell.

  51. Really a shocker when a woman, an ACTRESS no less, changes her hair style! OMG!!! Since when?!! Next thing you are going to tell me is that LiLo will be in Playboy soon.

  52. Bottom line: with the purges, general tone, tolerance for LexG (and many of those harsh comments come from his most ardent fans) and the like, Jeff has been making this bed a long time. Time to sleep in it.

    Not to mention, this place is either pretty creepy or just plain downright hostile to women. But when the few who used to post complained about that tone (and Lex in particular), Jeff simply shrugged.

    I come here less and less, the level of discourse has reached a level of banality to rival AICN.

  53. ^ Bullshit ahoy above from Deathtongue_CinemaPhreak… As mentioned upthread, I don’t do ANY of that hostile shit that was the problem here, and no one who’s an “ardent” fan of mine does either (amused that you think I have FANS, let alone ardent ones)… You’ve said this a couple times now, and it’s totally barking up the wrong tree… I don’t criticize women’s looks, actresses’ appearances, and unless provoked I don’t trade in pointless negativity (unless it’s aimed at myself)… and one of (if not THE) most prominent female poster here can attest I don’t do any of the bullshit that was the problem here.

    There are indeed creepy types who comment here, but most of them are part of this clique that seems to have an invested disrespect of Jeff, his readers and even his commenters.

  54. I would like to hear some of you scumbags respond to Sasha Stone’s questions.

    HE has some hardcore misogynists – my guess is you guys are total losers when it comes to women…just a guess.

  55. I think it’s hilarious that Jeff has fostered this environment for years, carefully pruned his readership to cultivate a very specific atmosphere, and *then* goes out of his way to spur them on knowing that he has an interview with Mulligan in a few days and *then* blames the people for following his lead.

    When a baby gets bitten by a pit bull, that’s tragic. When the parents have raised the pit bull since birth and trained it to be a dogfighter, it’s still tragic for the baby, but the parents have a lot more responsibility.

  56. Kudos to Mulligan for staring into the snake pit and saying “No thanks.” I happen to think Jeff’s initial post was — dare I say? — kind of sweet, a hey-you-made-it sort of thing. But come on: HE solicits nastiness about actors’ and actresses’ bodies all the time; this was bound to happen eventually.

  57. “Ah the sweet irony of this blog post header. A gentleman wound NEVER post before and after pics of a woman, any woman, and ask for comments.”

    EXACTLY, and that’s just what happened. The host sets the tone for a website — and not just on a daily basis, either. As Lupo noted, whatever audience he now has is the result of years of purges, personal agendas, and yes — baiting (Spielberg sucks! Let me do a strafing run on all those Comic-Con nerds!). I mean, think about it for a second, guys — out of the million blog haunts on the Internet, this is the place where DeeZee and Rashad choose to call “home” (yes, it obviously helps that it’s damn near impossible to get permanently banned here, but it still says something).

    “I would like to hear some of you scumbags respond to Sasha Stone’s questions.”

    I’m not sure what you’re looking for here — is it really any surprise that a lot of his readers are 30-40 something frustrated creative-types (and, yes, often socially awkward and/or inept) looking for an outlet to vent some serious steam?

    I actually disagree with Sasha on the subject of meanness/negativity in the sense that I think it’s oftentimes an essential quality to possess in order to be a “good critic.” In the immortal words of Lester Bangs (fictional version): “be merciless.” The problem here is that “merciless” is a much easier pill to swallow when you’re talking about the substance of a book/movie/film than it is the appearance of a human being.

    In that sense, it’s (partially) Wells’ fault for posting a before/after photo and prompting the reader to “share [his] impressions, by all means.”

    He wasn’t talking about a movie in that entry — he wasn’t even talking about a role. He was talking strictly about the way someone looked, and that is a recipe for disaster. If you read that original article and didn’t see how it could potentially spell trouble, it’s time to take the blinders off.

    Finally, I agree with WIggumx. I don’t know if I’d classify a lot what goes on here as simple misogyny. I think it runs a bit deeper (and wider) than that…how about misanthropy?

  58. Lex, if you don’t understand that your borderline pedophilia rants creep the fuck out of women (not to mention some of us guys) here’s a dollar to go buy a fucking clue, bro.

    And I guess you either weren’t here the day several complained about it or are just in denial that it happened. Same goes for the posters who claim you are the only reason they show up. I know, it goes against this whole “I’m such a loser so I’m no threat” persona you try to hide behind, but I know that Don Murphy and others have offered to set you up with your own site and they wouldn’t have done if they’re weren’t those followers. Yes, it is THAT small of a town.

    @CitizenKaned – amen. I don’t think Jeff intentionally set out to create this readership he has per se, but just liked the foresight to realized what was going to happen as a result of the purges, bans, etc. Now the tone, that’s entirely his doing. And about twice a year he’ll bitch about it or ban someone because he can’t take it as good as he dishes it out. I’m on my, what, 4th name because of it?

  59. CP, I’m sick and fucking tired of you EVER using that disgusting P word to describe any of my posts. I’m done with you, never reading anything you say again. That’s DISGUSTING BULLSHIT, liar.

  60. LexG is not a pedophile, nor do his fantasy posts about young actresses bug me. Hell, I agree with him on most of them. I can’t be the only middle aged guy here who is enthralled with, for example, Elle Fanning.

    I am just glad he isn’t posting the suicide threats anymore – he is one of the most talented writers on HE.

    There is misanthropy on HE, to be sure, but it is heavily weighted towards women.

    Jeff does set the tone on HE, and he was crazy to post that Carey Mulligan thread with the emphasis he placed on her looks, or her changing look; I mean, what did he expect the idiots here to say?

    Nonetheless, I found many of the comments on that thread disgusting and inappropriate.

  61. Ah the sweet irony of this blog post header. A gentleman wound NEVER post before and after pics of a woman, any woman, and ask for comments.

    Jeff has asked for a hell of a lot more when it comes to pictures of women, gotta wonder how Mulligan would’ve reacted if she’d known about that in the first place

  62. wells et al

    you nuture edgy commentary. you make some of the rudest comments both in blog posts and in discussion. then you’re ‘offended’ when an actor refuses to do an interview?

    what would you say if, oh, mo’nique declined to be interviewed by you for fear of what, not only your readers might say, but you yourself might say in response to her comments?

    there’s a long list of people you’ve said rude things about. it’s been suggested many times that you are racist, sexist, and hate filled. perhaps these accusations are baseless — it would take some analysis to determine…

    hypocrosy of the highest order, this is.

  63. Sometimes people act in ways that are unbecoming once they get behind that keyboard. They get an infusion of courage from the anonymity and just start letting coarse words fly. I’d say it’s akin to grabbing a can of OC and spraying it willy-nilly around everywhere. Usually this is a bad thing and it doesn’t turn out well.

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