Jesse Eisenberg's Feelings About Feeling Like a Douchebag Make Him More of a Douchebag
8/29/2013 4:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
We all remember that one Jesse Eisenberg interview, right? The one where he was an absolute jerk, where he was terribly rude and just all around awful? You remember. If not, here's a refresher:
That was almost three months ago, friends. Three whole months for Jesse to reflect on that, to process it, and to come to terms with how big of a douche he was. After all this time of not commenting on it, surely he has something worthwhile to say about it, right?
"People write whatever they want to write about once they’re behind a computer. I’m not in the loop at all, so the only time I hear about things is if somebody calls me and tells me that so yeah... it was a really odd thing. I was just told that you don’t have to think about that stuff if you don’t want to. There’s so much media and so much being written about everybody that even people who aren’t in the public eye now [are the subject of attention] so things tend to creep up and very quickly go away. So if I’m occasionally in something that’s public at the time, it feels like a big deal, but in the scheme of the world outside your own psyche, it’s nothing. [The media] is not what it used to be. I heard about some actor – I forgot who – in the fifties who was a heavy smoker and there’s not one picture of him ever taken with a cigarette in his mouth, and that’s just not possible now. If you’re worried about [your media presence] you can spend a lot of time worrying about it, but if you don’t worry about it, then it doesn’t matter."
So, according to Jesse, you can be as rude as you want to, you can be demeaning and offensive and basically whatever you like, and you don't even have to worry about it. Treat people however badly you want to, and then just forget about it, and everything's cool! What a revelation! Thanks for the miracle, Jesse*!
*He's actually the absolute worst.