Walk of Fame for Joss? Just say nay.
It's a well-known fact that I am a fan of Joss Whedon. The man has literally inspired me over the last decade and he is without question my biggest influence.
With that said, WHY would any fan of his try to put his name on the Walk of Fame?
Why would we want to sully the man's good name by putting his name on the pavement in what could be the biggest sham of self-glorification since Kim Jong Il wrote a song about himself, to which he handed off to his peasants to sing to him.
The only difference is that the word self-glorification isn't really accurate. That's just what it looks like. The fabled fans of Whedon – somewhat like me but more insane – have decided to do this for him. Unfortunently for Joss, his fans are a bit over the top at times. Thus we get a campaign to give Mr. Whedon his very own star on the Walk of Fame. It sounds like a nice thing, right? A show of appreciation, right? RIGHT? Wrong.
Do you know who is actually ON the Walk of Fame? Sure, there are names like Spielberg, DeMille, Capra, and Hitchcock. But there are also names like Kirstie Alley, Ryan Seacrest and Donald Trump.
DONALD TRUMP. That guy….eating the ice cream on the right. The guy known for one phrase and bad hair. Someone nominated that guy, and the fan's name was probably something like "Ronald Hump".
So really, why are we wasting our money?
Oh, you mean you thought a star on the walk would be given out of appreciation for someone's work? Not exactly. It costs $15,000 to put your name on the walk, and who's going to pay for that? The fans, that's who.
Isn't it almost an insult nowdays to put someone whom you supposedly love on a list with no-talent crazy attention-getters? It feels like we're blowing our money on crushing the legitimacy of our favorite writer/director.
Fans of Whedon, I implore you, the thought was nice, but think of the consequences. Think of Ryan Seacrest, think of Pee-Wee Herman, think of Judge Judy.
Most importantly, think of Joss. For the love of Winona Ryder, think of Joss.
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