Jason Segel has worked the lovable schlub vibe for years. I haven’t watched all of his movies (or HIMYM on tv), but he often plays the downtrodden teddy bear (The Muppets and Forgetting Sarah Marshall). You know, the nice guy who’s a little bit clueless on matters of the heart. The guy who isn’t perfectly handsome but is still worth a roll in the hay.
Jason’s teddy bear armor has been steadily wearing away. I still wonder why he and Michelle Williams broke up. Maybe he’s not such a nice guy if he’s slamming doors in fans’ faces at his film premieres. Jason was perfectly nice while visiting Dave Letterman to promote S*x Tape. What very important thing did Jason discuss? He talked about quitting Twitter two years ago because people attacked his love for sandwiches. For real:
“Two years ago, this is when I stopped tweeting, I’ll set the scene … It was 2 a.m. and I was hungry. So, I went to my kitchen, and I had a choice between a burrito and a sandwich. I chose to make a sandwich. It was delightful. It was a fantastic sandwich. So I innocently tweeted, ‘Sandwiches are more diverse than burritos.’ For the next like, day and a half, it was a firestorm of debate. ‘You’re an idiot!’ ‘You don’t know about burritos!’ And I said, ‘I do know about burritos, if they get too diverse, they’re a wrap!’”
Here is the tweet that started it all.
Dudes. Trust me, I know the difference between Burritos. And they are awesome, but I'm talking about the best SANDWICHES.
— Jason Segel (@jasonsegel) November 28, 2011
At least Jason left his tweet up and didn’t delete it. Celebrities often forget that people are really reading what they tweet. Hundreds of thousands of people. Even millions. An innocuous statement about sandwiches turned into a kertuffle. Jason probably felt defensive and overwhelmed, but I still think it’s no reason to quit Twitter. He was hungry in the middle of the night and got a little enthused about his munchies. Big deal. God knows I’ve woken up some mornings and thought, “What evil spirit possessed me to type such weirdness?” But you get over it. You don’t decide to cut off all social media ties.
Sandwich are awesome, btw. I’m gonna eat the sh-t out of one right now.
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