Woody Harrelson and the No-Good, Very Bad Reddit AMA

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woodyharrelsonama3 Woody Harrelson and the No Good, Very Bad Reddit AMA

Woody Harrelson as seen by Reddit

Yesterday we suggested fun questions to ask Woody Harrelson during his AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on link aggregation juggernaut Reddit, but as it turned out, our suggestions were probably mooted by Mr. Harrelson, who clearly did not understand what he was getting into. Mr. Harrelson appeared to treat the question and answer session like any other sit-down interview focused on promoting his upcoming film, Rampart, and that was his first mistake. Reddit users (Redditors) flayed him for the strategy, and have continued gleefully roasting the actor as only Reddit could for the last 24 hours or so.

What happened? Where did it all go wrong for one of Hollywood’s most happy-go-lucky weed activists? Probably at the outset. Redditors take the literal meaning of AMA seriously–they expect to be able to ask the subject anything. That’s just what a Reddit user with the screen name “AndyRooney” chose to do:

I swear this is a true story. I went to a high school in LA and you crashed our prom after party (Universal Hilton). You ended up taking the virginity of a girl named Roseanna. You didn’t call her afterwards. She cried a lot. Do you remember any of this and can confirm or have you been so knee deep in hollywood pooty for so long that this qualifies as a mere blip? (…)

“AndyRooney” appears to have edited the question to add additional commentary but Mr. Harrelson’s response to the original query, while perhaps predictable and understandable, was a good example of the sort of answer that is like raking nails across a chalkboard to any long-time Redditor:

woodyharrelsonama1 Woody Harrelson and the No Good, Very Bad Reddit AMA

Reddit user “bersh” commented, “Should change this AMA to AMAAR (Ask Me Anything About Rampart),” and Mr. Harrelson’s answer to that statement didn’t help at all:

woodyharrelsonama2 Woody Harrelson and the No Good, Very Bad Reddit AMA

For further fun times you can check out all the instances where Woody Harrelson/some publicist answered questions by following links from this post in the original Q&A thread.

For anyone not inclined to go poking through the many Reddit threads and associated (often hilarious) images surrounding the Woody Harrelson AMA Debacle of ’12, a Redditor using the handle “Dulljack” may have summed up  the situation fairly well with the following imagined bit of dialogue:

Agent- “Hey, there is this website called Readdit where we can pitch Woody’s new movie! Every person on it is in our target demographic!!!”
Publicist – “Sweet, let’s go piss them off!”
EPIC HIGH FIVE!

Comments

  1. Jargon17 says:

    ha
     

  2. Anonymous says:

    It was disgusting.

  3. LOL dont fuck with  us

  4. Reddit says:

    like dis if reddit snt you!1!!

    1. REDDITROX says:

      I LEIKD  IT REDDIT IS DA BEZT

      1. Anonymous says:

        RON PAUL! 

      2. ninthandash says:

         DAE think Woody Harrelson in LITERALLY HITLER?

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    2. Anonymous says:

      you already know…

  5. Doug Walker says:

    all he has to do to fix it is come back and do it right.  

  6. Convey says:

    Hah idiot.

  7. LOLMEMES says:

    OMG, you guys are on reddit, too?

  8. Imaccully says:

    Run a search for the troll iamwoodyharrelson4nw who got banned. By the pussy ass moderators

  9. JudgeWilliamAdams says:

    I digg it.

  10. BLUR says:

    LYK THIS IF U CRY EVERY TYME

  11. Minimanny says:

    TheStridder here….anyone want to come over and ask me some questions?  I filled in for Woody on the Look Alike IAMA.  Check the post and ask away.

  12. Guest says:

    What’s funny is that Reddit is owned by CONDE NAST. For a publishing/media corporation operated website, the idiots there sure did act like it was their special precious little place on the internet that was being “exploited”. Yeah, it was kind of a crappy “AMA”, but it was likely Woody not understanding the difference between an AMA that some publicist tossed him into and any other of the million press junkets/radio and tv calls he has arranged for him every day that he has to plow through repeating the same thing over and over and over.

    If his name wasn’t a recognized one, Reddit would have just ruined his life. Imagine joe-schmoe being libeled all across every corner of the internet because of a poor “interview” so that EVERY girlfriend, potential mate, employer, family member, random person that ever looked you up found this supposedly hideous story about how you “had sex with a chick and didn’t call her back” (OH NO! Woody is a man, just like me! How terrible of him!).

  13. Dave Woods says:

    For non redditors – his AMA would have had at least 300,000 people (very conservative numbers) pass through it. That’s pretty high visibility.

  14. Kevin says:

    “Ask me about my new movie?” Who gives a shit? Especially since the studio is paying lobbyists and politicians to shut sites like Reddit down…

  15. Bersh says:

    Whoa, I’m quasi-famous

    1. Foiraviolet says:

      Do n AMA

      1. Foiraviolet says:

        I am some guy on the internet whose screen name on one site was mentioned on another site. AMA.

  16. Jensrantanen says:

    Poor intern..

    1. Jensrantanen says:

      To add, I’ve never read a story where reddit was directly linked as a source for news.

  17. Anonymous says:

    It’s called “Ask Me Anything”.  Not “I Will Answer Anything”.  So ease up. 

    The real head scratcher is why they thought anyone on here would pay to see this movie.  

    Unless they thought the AMA could become a clusterfuck and hit the mainstream media and a “controversy” erupt– oh…

  18. babababooom says:

    lol.. all these comments from people of Reddit, has probably scared non-redditors away.

  19. redditing redditor says:

    im smarter than everyone because i go on reddit every day!  stupid mutherfukers

  20. Ben says:

    RAMPART!!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Woody got burned.

  22. nobody important says:

    fuck reddit, that shit gave me a virus.

  23. SP1234 says:

    They screwed Woody into doing this cause they obviously see him at the top of his game, with a major role in The Hunger Games and his performance in Rampart was one of the biggest Oscar contenders of 2011, and they wanted him to suffer a big downfall with a bunch of idiotic bloggers, who really acted like a bunch of bullies. This was not, in any means, his fault.

  24. This was doomed from the start, since he showed up hours after the start time.

  25. Woodywentfloppy says:

    woody? haven’t you said enough… its about time you left the internet alone. no ones gonna see your film get over it. you should have just answered the question.

  26. Bob says:

    The irony of your post is astounding

  27. Kell269 says:

    Glad to see 4chan made it here