UPDATE: Curtis Lepore Dropped From Rainn Wilson Series
Deadline Hollywood announced this week that Rainn Wilson is producing a scripted comedy series starring several successful Viners. Those Viners are Curtis Lepore, Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone Shepherd and Christian DelGrosso. According to Deadline, the show “follows the lives of five social media stars at the intersection of life as Millennials trying to cross over into traditional Hollywood.”
Sounds reasonable enough. The only problem is that Curtis Lepore plead guilty to felony assault in order to avoid a rape charge, then mocked the woman who had brought the charge against him. He is a convicted sex offender. As to my charge above that he is also a giant public shithat? For that, I’ll use his own tweets and Vines.
Okay, I’ll admit it. This doesn’t prove he’s a giant public shithat. I just think it’s a good example of his general attitude and comedic sensibilities. Here’s what proves he’s a giant public shithat.
Calling a journalist a “dumb bitch”
Mocking Rape Victims
All of this and more has been documented by BetaBeat, which is why nobody is surprised that there’s already a Change.org petition to Rainn Wilson to get his production company to drop Lepore from the project.
Of course, even if Lepore had never been accused of rape by someone he had once been in a relationship with, Wilson would still be under fire (I would hope), for giving this dude his own show.
Yes. Fart. Very well, then.