I used to be connected to David Haye’s facebook page. I say used to be, because I’m not anymore. I unliked his page this morning because something weird and strangely hilarious happened overnight that once again reinforces my somewhat sceptical view of the morals of most celebrities.
David recently brought out an iphone game app and he’s been spamming facebook with ads for it for a couple of weeks now. I don’t have an iphone (I’m android) so I’ve not taken any interest and I have to admit that the amount of spam he’s been chucking out about it was becoming a tad annoying. Anyway, a couple of days ago he posted a comment moaning about how few people seem to have downloaded his new game app and asking “why” we all hadn’t rushed to buy it (yes it’s a pay to download one, not free) and telling us that we should borrow an iphone from our friends or family so we can buy his new game. Loads of people commented, and some of the comments were uncomplimentary about his new business/money making stance he seems to be taking since leaving the jungle.
I commented that as I don’t have an iphone, nor do I have a family and nor do I have friends who will loan me their iphone just so I can buy and play his new game app, I wasn’t interested. I think I actually used the term “stick it.” Not very ladylike I agree but it was extremely tame alongside some of the other comments I read (and laughed out loud at).
This morning I log onto facebook to find he’d banned me from commenting on his pics..!
I must admit I was amazed at that but then I laughed and am still giggling about it now (several hours later) and now I just think, what a self important asshole and how glad I am that I didn’t waste too much time being a fan. Actually it was only the sight of his naked butt in the jungle that made me aware that he even existed as I hate boxing and think it should be banned, but I digress. This is no loss to me at all and in fact it’s given me an interesting subject to blog about so I reckon I gained from this hilarious experience.
I often wonder whether it’s the money or the fame that turns what may have once been normal nice people into these self important megalomaniacs. I then wonder if there is a cure. I then realise I’m thankful I have the insight and self awareness not to ever become like that myself.
At the end of the day, I’ve been proved correct in my views on celebrities yet again. I haven’t lost anything and my life will continue just as it always does. He on the other hand, is famous and should be more aware that people talk to one another. Word gets around and when you’re famous, you really shouldn’t piss off the folks you’re hoping are going to make you even richer. He says he wants to become “an established actor” within 5 years.
That’s plenty of time for word to get around and bite him on his cute ass.