Jeremy Renner Neo Ned Interview (by aogber2)
- He describes his Neo-Nazi character as “not really a Nazi” and a “poor twisted soul.”
- He uses the word n**ger in the interview.
- He said if you “take it too seriously” you “probably shouldn’t see the movie.”
- He says the movie, which is about a fucking NEO-NAZI FALLING “IN LOVE” WITH A BLACK WOMAN “isn’t about racism.” To him, it’s about “people with problems and how they choose to deal with them.”
- He describes it as “sweet and endearing.”
WAIT REALLY. THIS IS THE ‘BIG JEREMY RENNER NEO NED COMMENT PROBLEM’ THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT? ARE YOU SERIOUS. BECAUSE OKAY LEMME COMMENT A BIT ABOUT THIS.
1. What’s wrong with describing his Neo-Nazi character as “not really a Nazi with a poor twisted soul?” Ned didn’t reallydoanything Nazi except wear a Swastika symbol on his t-shirt and be a bit of a racist in the beginning. He really is a poor twisted soul character.
2. Okay, this is the only thing I can see that people can legitimately have a problem with. But literally the only one.
3. OH MY GOD THE HEAVENS ARE FALLING HE SAID PEOPLE WHO TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY SHOULDN’T WATCH THE MOVIE. HE’S BASICALLY A CRIMINAL. He’s talking to people who’re making all these hate comments about BASICALLY NOTHING. And people who take things seriously really shouldn’t watch the movie. It dealt with serious matters like mental illnesses and such with a pretty light view.
4. Okay, someone really has to explain to me why this comment was wrong. Why is “in love” in quotes? Because I dunno if you saw the movie, but he was pretty desperately in love with Gabrielle Union’s character. You can see it in the scene where she wants to break up with him and he breaks down totally. HE WENT TO JAIL FOR HER. WHY IS ‘IN LOVE’ IN QUOTES. And it has to be about racism when a white person and a black person fall in love? Why?
5. Holy crap. We need to throw him in burning hell because he described the movie as “sweet and endearing.” Because I sort of called the movie the same thing, except of course not in the exact words, when I reviewed Neo Ned. Neo Ned WAS sweet and endearing. Yes, it dealt with some darker themes, but the overall tone of the movie was sweet. How can you not call it sweet when you see the ending scene and he’s being all cute in jail because he’s with his dad?
Seriously, people, get a fucking grip and stop hating.
Be a bit of a racist
Be a bit of a racist
I think I really need to make that post about what to do when someone you like does or says racist shit.
That is an incredibly awkward interview. Did we really need a movie sympathizing with a neo-Nazi?
There is so much in this interview that are not okay. He fucked up, I am sad, don’t make excuses. The only way to logically redeem it is if, in the seven years since the movie came out, he got some grip on why these things are wrong. I know I’ve said horrible shit that I did not, at the time, realize was horrible. There is an unlearning process involved.
But I don’t know if he has or not, I don’t know anything beyond this and any other interview I’ve seen with him, so I’m not going to assume he has until I’ve been shown he has learned. I’m sure not going to make excuses for what he said or even the fact he was in the movie at all. I haven’t seen it so I can’t judge it beyond concept and this interview, but I’m unsure what could possibly drive me to want to watch it.
I’m just going to sit in my sad corner now.