Much like gonorrhea, we neither asked for nor can we seem to get rid of Jared Leto. His plague of intolerableness has yet to peak, as proven by the fact that I'm still writing about this asshole three weeks after Suicide Squad came out, a time that should be devoted to making fun of the latest ridiculous accent Joseph Gordon-Levitt is sporting in a prestige picture.
Lest I ever risk comparing those two, however, let's swing the spotlight back on Leto, who continues to spout out mystifying statements that serve to illuminate the dank, dark depths of his assholery. A story broke early last week that has since turned into a Lochte-ian game of half truths, corrections, clarifications, and general douchebaggery. According to Screen Geek, someone gave Leto a microphone at a Thirty Seconds to Mars fan event (snicker), and he used the platform to bash the theatrical cut of Suicide Squad, which was not Joker: The Movie, as much as Leto seems to have wished it were. A fan who attended the event reported the following...
"He was very honest about the film this weekend; his disappointment in what he’s learned of the theatrical cut (he’s still not seen the film); feeling sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently; thinking it would’ve been more artistic than what it became; feeling overwhelmed by the hate regarding the look and choices.”
Leto went on to talk about how his contract for the film prohibited him from enjoying his favorite activity—rock climbing—but he had a message for anyone trying to keep him off the rocks...
Eloquent as always. Then things took a turn for the distinctly Leto, as the original poster immediately sought to clarify the comments he made about comments that Leto made during a Q&A at a fan event for his band...
"1) I think it’s highly problematic a media outlet such way [sic] Batman-News.com is sourcing someone’s impressions posted on a tumblr account as some sort of fact – when no direct quotes from Jared were ever posted.
2) The 9 second '[frick] em' snapchat video had been posted identifying that that was Jared’s response to his contract asking he not rock climb while filming. That was all it was in regards to. If a media outlet wants to take it out of context to get people to click on an article that has no direct basis beyond someone’s impressions – that’s on them.
3) It’s no secret Jared feels disappointed in what ended up being the theatrical release of Suicide Squad. He’s discussed this repeatedly in interviews during the promotional tour in London. This is the same sentiment he shared in moments during Camp Mars – however he did say he had a lot of fun creating the joker and needs more joker as well.
4) I never meant or wanted my impressions over hearing Jared’s disappointments in the Suicide Squad editing to be taken out of context. It was interesting to hear him be so honest and open and while I captured 16 seconds of that particular moment on snapchat and shared it – there were dozens of people in that room videotaping minutes and possibly the entire event – as a request had never been made to not record it.
If that request had been made – I never would’ve recorded a second of it. I personally just really loved his vibe in that second, being about following his passions no matter what, that I wanted to share it.
The fact this has happened has made me very apprehensive over sharing any additional impressions or thoughts on Camp Mars. Which is unfortunate because it was a very entertaining weekend, Jared was lovely & lively, and I wanted to discuss so much."
So yeah, the only thing worse than Jared Leto are Jared Leto fans apparently. I liked this story so much better when he was just using his band's get together as a platform to vent about Suicide Squad. Hell hath no fury like a Leto fan scorned. Take that internet!