The other day, I read something (I think it was on Pajiba?) where someone said that Vince Vaughn’s turn on True Detective was his last shot at some kind of legitimate Hollywood career, and that if he messed it up, he wouldn’t be working much. To that I say… never underestimate Hollywood’s ability to find consistent work for middle-aged white men. If Vince screws up his “comeback” on TD, he will still work, it will just be in the family-comedy genre along with Adam Sandler and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. But I bring this up because I keep hearing stories about Vince Vaughn being an unpleasant person in real life. There was a story about him feuding with Taylor Kitsch (Kitsch later denied it, but Vince never denied it). There are stories about him being rude to just about everyone. And now Star Magazine claims he was a total jackass to a disabled fan.
True detective star Vince Vaughn was a true jerk to a 13-year-old disabled fan who dared approach him at a Chicago Blackhawks playoff game.
“Vince could see that the boy needed a walker and that it was a struggle just to get through the stands,” a witness tells Star.
“But when he asked for a photo, Vince said ‘Not now, I’m concentrating on warm-ups.’ The game hadn’t even started!” dishes the insider.
The boy, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, left dejected, while the Blackhawks went on to win the Stanley Cup.
“Vince is not the kind of fan Chicago needs,” adds the source. “That poor kid deserved better!”
If only that child had been armed to the teeth, eh? My take: you hear the same kinds of stories time and time again, you start to believe there’s something there. Even though this story seems too perfect, like it had to have everything – a disabled fan, hockey, a walker and a rude-ass celebrity – I still believe that Vince is probably a rude-as-hell douchebag and yes, he’s probably turned down photos with disabled kids before. And the game hadn’t even started!!! That’s what kills me. “Nah, man, I need to watch my team warm-up!”
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