George Clooney hates the Internet too

headshot of smirking clooney with the caption I am always right
Now two Hollywood men have come out against the Internet. We can expect our favorite blogs and picture forums to be shut down soon. First Harrison Ford bemoaned the fact that he can be quoted and mocked online by anyone, effectively multiplying the power of the gossip rags exponentially.

Now George Clooney is amazed that Gawker had the idea to merge celebrity sightings with Google maps, cutting out a single step for rabid fans. Clooney is advocating what is indeed already going on – that people send fake celebrity sightings to Gawker, which of course has no way to verify them:

There is a simple way to render these guys useless,” Clooney advised in an e-mail his publicist sent out to various other show-business publicists. “Flood their Web site with bogus sightings. Get your clients to get 10 friends to text in fake sightings of any number of stars. A couple hundred conflicting sightings and this Web site is worthless. No need to try to create new laws to restrict free speech. Just make them useless. That’s the fun of it. And then sit back and enjoy the ride. Thanks, George.”

That’s right, Georgey, use the Internet to fight the Internet.

The NY Post notes that Gawker had a lot of sightings yesterday, which may suggest that Clooney’s plan to foil the popular Gawker Stalker maps is working. Damn him.

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