- Jan 9, 2007
I haven't. I adore the show, but it'll be difficult to enjoy any scene with Art in it now. Of course, he's not a huge part of the show, so perhaps it won't be that bad. Definitely won't be watching for a while, though.rbstewart7263 said:It sucks finding out that the man playing such a lovable character is such an asshat. I love art mullen and for me I wont be able to simply not know whats going to happen between him and raylan this season. Have you decided whether to watch or not susan?Susan Arendt said:Well, given that I started it, I can answer that. I wasn't speaking as a game journalist, but as a fan of the show. I found his behavior on twitter to be very distasteful, and it impacted my opinion of him, and genuinely made me question whether or not I'd be able to keep watching the show. I won't be able to see his character without being reminded of him hurling nonstop insults at some random stranger on the internet. (Whatever the provocation, his behavior was really vile.) He immediately laid into me, calling me fat and stupid, accusing me of calling him a racist and a bigot (I did neither) and people in my twitter feed - which is largely game journalists, as you might expect - picked up on it. Many of them are *also* fans of Justified, and were just as disappointed as I was. And then people in their feeds picked it up, and so on. Searcy laid into all of them, as well.josemlopes said:What I dont get is why game jornos (and probably other jornos) had to go there all passive agressive on his crap, arent they supposed to simply report what happened instead of throwing stones?
I dont see tv reporters going up to someone famous that recently did something wrong and say passive agressive things to him while filming to get a reaction.
So that's why a bunch of game journalists ended up arguing with an actor all day yesterday. The intention was never for this to be a story, but it kind of became one.
Sorry, but I vehemently disagree. I wasn't wrong to state that I found his behavior disappointing. I have no problem with someone stating an opinion, but hammering away on someone by saying "you're fat" isn't doing that. If he wanted to defend his politics, fair enough, but that's not at all what happened. Also, if you think he was in the right to then respond to me saying that his actions were disappointing by calling me fat and stupid, I cannot fathom your reasoning.Sarge034 said:Then the story was reported badly. Nothing in the article said that he did and none of the tweets shown did either. A big part of the end of the story was people calling for his head, so to speak, so the rational as to why the executives should have given a damn was pertinent information.Susan Arendt said:He did name drop the show, actually, as proof of how he is a "somebody" and the people replying to him were "nobodies."
Anyway fat jokes are bad but people are allowed to have opinions that conflict with your own. If that one guy thinks homosexuality is akin to incest that is his prerogative and I give massive props to this Sercy guy for standing up for his friend. He was being inflammatory sure, but you and everyone else who felt the need to reply are just as guilty in the situation.
I can relate to Sercy in a roundabout way. Due to my life experiences and personality I often have the "unpopular" view and I'm not afraid to share it. Sometimes I share it in earnest and sometimes I share it just to bring out the hypocrisy of the social justice warriors. Those who would fall on the sword to preserve "free speech" up until the point they don't like what you have to say.
If you're looking for proof that the tweets are, in fact, coming from Searcy himself, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnGleAN92EFalloutJack said:Occam's Razor to me suggested that the amount of actors who like flushing their careers down the tube with increasingly stupid and inane comments is rather nil. Put simply: Show me the lawsuit proving he dun it and I'll believe it. 'Till then, it's up in the air.ScrabbitRabbit said:Zoop