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Posted: 02.07.2002
You have GOT to be kidding me
Ok, so I'm doing a little late-night blog surfing and ran across something that has literally made my blood boil. Who in the hell does this washed up, "celebrity" fucktard™ think he is?

You're a friggin' CELEBRITY Wil. You get "celebrity appearance" checks. I'm pretty sure you get royalty checks. And I'm also pretty damn sure your income is more than about 2-3 of your readers combined together. Yet WE were supposed to send YOU money so you could take YOUR WIFE out to a nice dinner? Do you possibly even comprehend how fucking crass and arrogant that is? (For those who missed the story, Wil asked his blog readers to send him money so he could take his wife out for a nice Valentine's dinner. I guess since he's spent so much time devoted to "us" and not to her, guilt is catching up with him.)

Oh yeah, sure...now Wil's all apologetic and humble-like once he's been flamed to high-heaven in more places than I can count...but c'mon... You give nothing -- and I do mean NOTHING, Wil -- back to the blogging community. What on earth makes you think you have the right to even ask money of us. I don't see your ass up 'til 3 a.m. setting up a friend's blog, or fixing their comments, or making graphics...or leaving comments at someone else's place...or...well you get the picture. We're supposed to somehow be humbled in your presence that you, as a "celebrity", bother to lower yourself and converse with us. Granted it's a one-way conversation as you rarely acknowledge visitors to your site, but we're still able to "live" your life with you every day. A life so pathetic that you have to ask people to send you money to make those around you feel better. Well you know what, Wil? My husband and I both blog, and we don't need to ask anyone for donated-dinners to make us feel better about our life or our marriage. You get a claimed 90,000 hits a month. If you're so hard up, toss up a few banners on the ol' site.

There are people on the Internet who are actually taking donations for GOOD causes like cancer and leukemia in children:

But oh no! Don't be fooled! We can bump up this celebrity-wife's dinner from a 4-star to a 5-star restaurant instead! Now that's reaching out to your fellow-man...

If you really want to waste money, I suggest PayPal'ing me for that SxSW jello-wrestling idea instead. Let Wil hit up "William Fucking Shatner" since they're so buddy-buddy now. Puh-leeze! Grrrrrr...just when I'd actually started to think the guy was pretty cool for donating to the Anti-Bloggies and taking all the bashing last week in stride... Guess I should have went with my first impression. Or maybe I'm just in a sugar coma-induced foul mood from all the "oh Wil, you're so wonderful" replies to his "apology".

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Wow. Pissed? Yikes.

¤ ¤ credit: Chris Pirillo | 02.07.02 at 02:50 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I don't take any issue with Wil Wheaton in general. However, the commenters who fawn all over him like he's... a cute widdle kitten or something actually really bug me.

¤ ¤ credit: andrea | 02.07.02 at 02:51 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

and he's got, like, 171 fawning comments on the apology post. Phwoar!

¤ ¤ credit: andrea | 02.07.02 at 02:57 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

like i said a few weeks back, hes a trekkie. hes fucked.

¤ ¤ credit: lisa | 02.07.02 at 03:14 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I can't believe he asked people to send him money to take his wife out to dinner. That's so f***ing lame. I agree it's not his fault for all the "We love you Wil's" but I'm guessing he blogs as the real Wil Wheaton to get this attention. If he just wanted to blog for blogging's sake, he could use a pen name. Plu..ease Wil, have a little dignity.

¤ ¤ credit: Joanne | 02.07.02 at 06:42 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yep Chris. I don't go on tirades very often...but when I do...stand back! ;-) I've never really had issue with him 'til now either, Andrea. In fact I used to have his site linked here and read it from time to time. (I loved his liberal rants.) But to me, and of course this is *my* opinion, that is a HUGE misuse of "power" by him to ask for money from what I assume are mostly young viewers -- and people that have far less than him, but will give it anyway -- just for the chance to feel like they've somehow had a brush with celebrity. It's sick and twisted, IMHO -- whether he feels his intentions are "good" or not.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.07.02 at 07:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

LMAO!!! W00t!!! Nice rant! Love it and totally agree with you!!

¤ ¤ credit: Jennifer | 02.07.02 at 08:09 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

yah! what she said! you go robyn!!!! (i could SO do without the wil groupies of this world.)

¤ ¤ credit: susannah | 02.07.02 at 08:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm with you -- I think television/movie stars who have websites that people read for no other reason except that they are television/movie stars shouldn't be running a damn telethon on their sites -- especially not after listing off the movie and television projects they're currently involved in. I was completely stunned when I saw that he posted that. But unlike 6 months ago when I used to check his site frequently, I hadn't even seen the post before he trashed it. (He did trash it, right?) I'm officially removing him from my list of links. The Bloggies were just a symptom of his legion of fawning fans, but this is 100% "Uncle Willy".

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 02.07.02 at 10:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Amen, sister!!! lmao! ;) I couldn't have said it better!

¤ ¤ credit: Shauna | 02.07.02 at 10:16 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I thought I hated Wil last week...

¤ ¤ credit: Baz | 02.07.02 at 10:42 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oh Gosh... that is so lame! Asking for forgiveness... and people telling him "Oh! Now I feel bad"??? I usually don't spend my time ranting about other bloggers, but this guy is just unbelievable. You made a good point, Robyn.

And yes, Hoopty totally rocks with his idea of helping "Locks of Love". Yay for people like him!

LOL! Cute lil button :P

¤ ¤ credit: Beatriz | 02.07.02 at 10:47 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

All right so I couldn't get past the first line. I just couldn't, my blood pressure started rising all turned to red and that was it had to switch back to your site. So let me get this right, he actually posted a plea for money? You’re kidding right? Please please tell me this is all a hoax! Please!?! Does he not know how many people are out there who can't even afford to put food on the table of their love ones never mind taking them out for valentines day. Ya, maybe his intentions where good, but in my maybe shallow opinion, this is a serious misuse of celebrity power.

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 02.07.02 at 12:18 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i totally agree with you. i had a very high regard for him until the Bloggies thing. Then when i read about the "feed my starving wife" fund i just about fell off my chair. how ridiculous! i think it's time to take willy off the links list and dedicate my reading time to rupaul instead. heh.

¤ ¤ credit: liz | 02.07.02 at 01:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I wish I could say it was a hoax -- but he's even apologized for it in his blog. It was 100% real. Feed. My. Wife. On Valentine's Day...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.07.02 at 01:53 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

rofl... i saw that on eden's site, too. if you ask me though, the "star-fuckers" are just as bad.

and i am completely with joanne - he's using his celebrity for all of this when he should be using a pen name. i bet if he had, he'd have about 10 links and no one would be interested in reading about his dreary little v-day woes.

¤ ¤ credit: candi | 02.07.02 at 02:41 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Robyn, lemme just say I'm glad you like me. You STILL LIKE ME, RIGHT!?!?! Keep the scissors and box-cutters away from the girl....*shudder*

You rock, baby. That husband of yours (dude, you rock too) is one helluva lucky guy.

Pretty amazing all that Wil stuff, neh? Dude can't seem to get his brain to go before his fingers. Needs a publicist. Lobotomy?

His minions of blind followers are the scary thing. They tore Poofle to shreds, apparently. He told me he got loads of email calling him all kinds of vicious things. Fark had to pull their discussion. Eden went full bore (she's fantastic). I wrote about it a bit, then wrote to him a couple of times. Curiosity more than anything.

Whatever this all brought, I know we've ended up having the best day for donations so far with $150 and it's just past noon. Very cool.

Oh, I love the 'feed my wife' button. Ali is going to be cutting her hair for it as well. I don't know if you've seen it, but she's a grandmother from Hawaii with hair past her butt. She's going to cut it to the middle of her back.

Damn, I'm talking too much. Thanks, sweets.

¤ ¤ credit: hoopty | 02.07.02 at 03:41 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree with you 100%, Robyn...he is now off my links list. This whole crap is bad enough as is, but it rubbed me the wrong way for personal reasons...if you read my blog you will see why.

No wonder nobody liked Wesley Crusher. Because Wil Wheaton, himself, is an asshole!

You go, girl!

¤ ¤ credit: beantown-christine | 02.07.02 at 04:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hoopty, you know we love ya' baby! Todd just put up a link/button for you, too! :-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.07.02 at 04:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

My hubby told me about this whole thing and now that I've read it all for myself I find it even more unbelieveable than I did after he told me.
It was all so televanglist begging for cash - ick!
If he was really so sorry for what he's done the money would be going to a worthy charity - not to a val day dinner.

¤ ¤ credit: Angela | 02.07.02 at 07:56 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Robyn--that was one the all time best rants! You go girl! Well said. BTW, your site is lovely.

Pssst! Hoopty! It's "young" grandma! :-) I'm still in my 30's and will be for a while. LOL!

¤ ¤ credit: ali | 02.08.02 at 01:20 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

rock on, girlie.

¤ ¤ credit: erika | 02.08.02 at 08:40 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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