Fan favorite Wil Wheaton has been very vocal about his stance on the Internet and his utter hatred of SOPA and the like.
Now Wheaton is calling MPAA boss and former Senator Chris Dodd a liar. He says that jobs aren’t being lost because of piracy, but the bad business and culture of Hollywood itself. On his tumblr, he reacted to the news that Dodd threatened congressmen over their opposition to SOPA and PIPA.
Wow. Chris Dodd is not only an asshole, he’s a stupid, tone deaf asshole. And so are all the asshole Democrats who are on the wrong side of this issue because they want money from Hollywood. Guess what, Democrats? You’re finally starting to reclaim the populist mantle that could help you win back congress and keep the White House. You may want to, you know, get on the right side of public opinion you idiots.
He then clarifies his position on piracy and its effects on his job:
I have lost more money to creative accounting, and American workers have lost more jobs to runaway production, than anything associated with what the MPAA calls piracy. Chris Dodd is lying about piracy costing us jobs. Hollywood’s refusal to adapt to changing times is what’s costing the studios money. That’s it.
It’s nice to see more actors speaking out against Hollywood’s corrupt practices and their buying out of senators. Maybe Wheaton and Wales can form an alliance to get Dodd fired.
Several RTs incoming. Consensus: MPAA's claim of piracy-related American job loss is complete and utter bullshit. Thanks, everyone.