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Old November 30 2012, 12:53 AM   #78
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Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

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Yes, he's technically being a dumbass but my point is that it's pretty typical for a 19 year old to be a dumbass about a lot of things, including gratitude. The only real difference between this 19 year old dumbass is that he's famous and he made his comments because of his flirtation with Jesus and not, for example, a sociology course or frat initiation.
Well, yeah, but whether 19 or 99, he's being a hypocrite ...
Oh, please, there isn't a single person here who would turn down their paycheck simply because they don't like how their employer does business. And there isn't a single person here who doesn't badmouth their employer sometimes.

As for celebrities:

Every celebrity who works for a multinational corporation while expressing support for the Occupy movement was at least as much of a hypocrite. Every one of them who rails about how the rich should pay more taxes while squirreling away their own money is at least as much of hypocrite. Every one of them with armed body guards whining about gun control is at least as much of a hypocrite.

Why is everyone so upset at this kid and not them?
No, sir. See, this is how it works: If you publicly denounce your employer based on your personal ethics, and state that your employer creates filth, and that it goes against your beliefs, that it is damaging to people you care about, then you stop working for them and collecting a paycheck. Otherwise, it makes you a hypocrite.

Your examples, though, are not of hypocrisy, since they are not black and white stances. "Gun control" does not mean "no guns". "The rich should pay more taxes" does not mean "I pay no taxes". For all you know, those very same celebrities pay more in taxes. Your points, therefore, are invalid, and the foolish young man in this scenario continues to be a hypocrite.

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