Jason Segel quit Twitter after fighting with fans over sandwiches & burritos

Jason Segel

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!’”

[From Late Show with David Letterman]

Here is the tweet that started it all.

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.

Jason Segel

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  1. AlmondJoy says:

    This guy seems like a total douche ever since I read yesterday’s post about him and Cammy! I watch reruns of HIMYM almost every day and I’ll never view Marshall the same 😭

    As for debates about sandwiches and burritos, who really has time for such foolishness?? This made me laugh so hard.

  2. GirlyGirl says:

    I wondered why Twitter seemed funnier today.

  3. RobN says:

    I’m never going to understand why it even occurred to somebody to tweet about what they were eating at 2 a.m. Getting a sandwich, better tell everybody all about it. How does that thought even occur to you?

  4. Hotpockets says:

    I’m a burrito girl for life! -100 for Jason Segel, just another reason not to like him..

  5. Pandy says:

    Aside from celebrity gossip sites, ; ) social media is a bit overrated. Dont blame him for quitting. There’s nothing worse than being flamed – some of the comments can be really nasty and who signs up for rhat really?

  6. Tifygodess24 says:

    It’s weird but since the finale I can’t watch HIMYM anymore, I all of a sudden hate it and i used to love watching the re-runs- I blame the horrible finale. I do tend to think that most ( not all ) celebrities are probably A-holes. We type cast them in real life with the characters they play and forget to realize its just that , a character and they are most likely not like that in real life. I’m sure we have all done it , we watch a cute funny movie or especially with a sitcom and imagine they are exactly like that. I remember I used to imagine the Golden Girls were all best friends in real life and were one step away from living together! Heck I still like to imagine that 😊 I am sure Jason is a royal a$$ hat but his character allotted him a great reputation , so sadly I’m not surprised he had a baby fit over a sandwich.

    • Greyson says:

      Me too!

      Since the finale I never watch HIMYM. If a rerun is on I turn the channel. The finale ruined the entire series for me. I was very happy to the hear the spin off “How I Met Your Dad” was cancelled — I hope in part due to the backlash!

    • starrywonder says:

      yeah me either. I know how it ends and it just makes me mad/sad all over again.

      @Greyson yeah that show died before airing because CBS did not flat out trust the producers and wanted to know their actual plans beforehand. Pretty much they wanted to know if they were going to screw with the audiences so badly that they were baying for their blood.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I have never seen a single episode of that show but I knew enough of it from magazines & what not to know that the series finale was a slap in the face to the fans. A big build up only to have the main character go back to an ex-love? Should have kept the wife alive & let the couple have a happing ending.

      • FLORC says:

        I couldn’t stand that ending! It felt rushed and thrown together. Like the show was told they had 1 season to wrap it up and they had no true ending prepared. They were winging it. Mother revealed, gloss over time, mother dies, but doesn’t look half bad.
        And that blue french horn. Ugh.

    • Valois says:

      I sold all my seasons and don’t think I’ll watch it again. Same with Dexter.

      HIMYM is one of those cases where going with the original plan does not work out at all.

    • Shay says:

      Me too. I can’t watch any of the reruns after the finale, and I used to always watch HIMYM if an rerun was playing. Now I just can’t. That was the worst finale ever, so not legendary.

    • TG says:

      Yes exactly. Most of us project onto the celebrity whatever character they played or whatever fantasy we have in our head about them. Just look at the Cumberbatch posts. Projection x a 1000.

  7. FingerBinger says:

    Can a person like both burritos and sandwiches? I like both. People get riled up about the dumbest things on Twitter.

  8. Kiddo says:

    He started from a point of inanity, further inanity ensued, two years later on a talk show he brings up inanity again. The entire joke about twitter is how ridiculous it is that people will talk about eating sandwiches.

    • Ag says:

      and, how involved people are in twitter, and in such debates.

      and both burritos and sandwiches are amazing. it’s apples and oranges, can’t really compare and contrast. (i am eating the crap out of amazing some fish tacos now.)

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think it is kind of his point, that he wrote something so non-controversial or meaningful, and it blew up and he was receiving serious hate for it. It is an example of how rabid people have become in their thirst to argue about anything.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I wonder if it was “rabid” though? Personally, I enjoy a spirited debate about food. Maybe Jason just couldn’t take the heat.

        I’m glad you guys aren’t my FB friends because I FB about pickles, craft beer, pictures of my cats and other inane things from time-to-time. You would probably hate me. Then again, I prefer pictures of animals to picture of babies so maybe it all evens out in the end.

        FYI, sandwiches are my least favorite food delivery system.
        Burritos are ok.

        Team Galette!!
        *runs and hides*

      • Tiffany :) says:

        It is possible it wasn’t intense and he just couldn’t take it. He might be marshmallow underneath it all!

        Personally, I love posts about things like pickles, craft beer and pets! Soooo much better than seeing a post that involves Coors Light, ya know? I am a big craft beer fan and my bf and I have definitely posted about some of our favorites before. And my dog makes all of my photos look better, so she is in a lot of our shots as well. I save my “deep” discussions for my close friends face-to-face or on the phone. I have fb friends that are from high school, co-workers, etc. so I avoid controversy on facebook.

        As for sandwiches, I think they can be great, but it is very easy for the bread to become overwhelming. He knocks wraps, but I have been making these sprouted grain wraps for lunch recently and they are awesome!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “I save my “deep” discussions for my close friends face-to-face or on the phone. I have fb friends that are from high school, co-workers, etc. so I avoid controversy on facebook.”

        Yes! We would be very compatible FB friends, Tiff.

        ITA. I much prefer wraps to sammies just because they’re lighter. Do you get the sprouted wraps from Whole Foods?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Yes I do! They are Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Wheat Tortillas. We grill a bunch of chicken breast on the weekend and then I make wraps for lunch during the week.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It’s so weird you mentioned it because I just saw them in the fridge aisle of Whole Foods for the first time yesterday. I was like “oooh sprouted wraps! I wonder if these are any good?”
        Definitely gonna pick some up now :)

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That’s a crazy coincidence!
        I find they roll better if I microwave them for a minute with a wet paper towel on top. :)

  9. lisa says:

    i find him really off putting for some reason

  10. Bucky says:

    I always thought this blind was about Jason and Michelle Williams: http://www.laineygossip.com/Doing-it-to-get-her-back-Blind-Riddle/26311?categoryId=1057

    I know some here put more faith in Lainey than others, but, I mean, he did publicly quit drinking a while ago and her timeline fits. Plus, and this is all rumor, I’ve heard stuff from other sources that confirm the other part of the blind, too.

    I think he’s a funny dude who has some demons, and maybe those demons have gotten the best of him in recent years.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Yes. I think that blind was about him too. There was another – very similar blind in Blind Gossip and I think that was about him too. I know, I know…Blind Gossips is not the go-to for any factual information, but many times they have solved their riddles and they were legit.

      • Bucky says:

        Yeah, I mean, it fits, and there are a lot of blinds that turn out to be true.

        Also, TEAM BURRITO FOREVER. God I love burritos.

        There was this amazing burrito place a mile from my house, right on a big walking trail (so I could walk to and from and feel less bad about eating a giant burrito). The landlords forced it out because they wanted to lease to this ultra healthy, organic kabob place (like shish-kabob, not kebab, which is delicious), and the kabob place lasted maybe three months. I would have gladly taken a sandwich shop over a kabob shop.

        And that’s my burrito story for the day.

  11. Happy21 says:

    I like him! Came here to take one for the team :)

  12. Tammy says:

    So its Jason ‘ s fault why his relationship with Michelle Williams didn’t work out? Has she had a relationship that ever worked out? Rumors around the split were because a) he drank too much and/or b) was too focused on his career to settle down. …and possibly c) he lives in LA & she lives in New York. It’s possible he’s an ahole but it can’t be just because his relationship with Michelle Williams ended.

  13. mom2two says:

    I’d like to think that maybe he decided to step back when he realized that he was participating in an argument, online, over burritos versus sandwiches and remembered he had better things to do with his time.
    People, especially on the internet, seem to take other people’s opinions on trivial matters way too personally. Guy prefers sandwiches over burritos! Burn his house down!
    PS: All that being said, I really have no preference in the sandwich versus burrito debate.

  14. Izzy says:

    “Sandwich are awesome, btw. I’m gonna eat the sh-t out of one right now.”

    This had me screaming with laughter. I’mma go tweet about it now…

  15. don't kill me i'm french says:

    If now you can have an argument about burritos against sandwichs on twitter ,it’s a reason to quit Twitter

  16. Talie says:

    I think it’s great he got healthy, but he looks beat and rough now that his face doesn’t have that extra cushion.

  17. Jaded says:

    Let this be a cautionary tale of why Twitter is for twits.

  18. cujo says:

    That’s the funniest Twitter story I’ve heard! LOL!

  19. Marianne says:

    I dont really care whether he left Twitter over a debate about sandwiches or burritos. I know it sounds silly, but sometimes the fans forget that the celebrities are real life people, so they tend not to have a filter. Or they try to ruffle their feathers on purpose.

    • Kate says:

      Yep. So many times I’ve seen people write really hateful things about celebrities on Twitter, making sure to tag them so they see it. Then when the celebrity responds with something gentle like ‘was that really necessary’, or make’s a joke out of it, the person just completely flips out and starts screaming cyber bullying, never seeming to realise that they’re just getting a small taste of their own medicine.

      I really think a lot of people don’t think celebrities are real human beings. Not that they just forget or don’t realize that the celebrity might read what they’ve said about them, but that they don’t care because they just don’t see the celebrity as an actual real life person.

  20. mata says:

    Just a couple of years ago, there were photos of him hanging out with Lindsay Lohan and friends. It was the usual Lindsay pic – wasted, coming out of a club, getting into a car. As soon as he realized the cameras were there, he tried to hide his face. I figured she was either his dealer or he was hanging out with her for some freebies. I never bought his public persona after that.

    I couldn’t find the original pictures, but when I went looking for them, I found these, which further illustrates my point. Just. No. http://www.thesuperficial.com/lindsay_lohan_banged_jason_seg-12-2009

  21. BDemon says:

    There was another possible reason they split up. Another blind item stated he’d asked Michelle to ?? (don’t remember exactly..) share with him legal guardianship of Michelle’s daughter. This in spite of not being married to Michelle. Michelle refused.