Jared Leto Wants Blogging to Die

Posted on September 24, 2006

Actor Jared Leto has had enough of blogging. In an interview with G4's blog The Feed, Leto said he wants blogging to die.

G4: Do you do a lot of blogging from the road?

JARED: No, I think that blogging should die a sudden death.

G4: Why?

JARED: It's just ridiculous. It's like a playground for four-year-olds. People say and do things in the world of blogs that they would never do in real life, and I think it's a false experience. You know, it's, like, eating too much candy.

Jared doesn't deny reading celebrity gossip blogs when asked by G4's The Feed. Jared says blogs are a fad and compares blogs to parachute pants.
G4: So you don't read alot of the celebrity gossip blogs, I take it?

JARED: Well, you know, one of the things along those lines that bothers me about when people start citing blogs as news sources is that when people are writing on these blogs, they feel like they don't feel they need to do any research or back up their opinions with facts or anything, you know what I mean?

G4: Why is there this inherent lack of responsibility when it comes to blogging as journalism?

JARED: I couldn't tell you. Times have changed. It used to be, to be a writer you had to have experience and talent, and learn a craft. Now anybody with an opinion, which is anyone and everyone, feels that it's worthy. Technology is allowing people to have access to things where before it required very great skill. So there will be some interesting developments from that, and also some things that are pretty worthless. Pretty soon anybody with a cell phone is going to be able to be a news reporter. The blog is yesterday's parachute pants. It's here now but it's gone tomorrow.

Later in the interview Jared says most of the bloggers are just trying to make money and dupe people.
JARED: Sometimes it's interesting, but most of the time the bloggers themselves are just trying to get famous so they can make some money and sell advertising dollars and duping these poor people who are on the internet all day long.

G4: Yeah, those people are lame. Anyways, I gotta run and go post this on G4's blog, TheFeed, so I can make some money, sell advertising dollars and dupe those poor people who are on the internet all day long. Suckers!

We are glad The Feed got the last word in there. In the interview, Leto called bloggers four-year-olds. He said he wants blogs to die and he called blogging a parachute pants fad. Maybe Jared Leto needs a new publicist to help him cheer up because he really isn't going to win many points with bloggers with all that negativity.

Fergie of Black Eyed Peas fame also has some harsh words for bloggers. However, she is a little more specific in targeting bitchy bloggers in her single, "Pedestal." Here is the first verse from the song.

Record sales are on the mark
Cuz thats about the time the rumors start
Where all the people talking out their ass
Well, someone gotta school ya cause ya got no class
Well I've paid my dues
I'm a seasoned dame
So why you gotta throw salt in my game
You hide behind the computer screens so that you dont have to be seen
How could a person be so mean

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