Friday, November 17, 2006

Daniel Radcliffe is the stupidest human being alive

OK, I know this isn't about television or David Langlieb, but it would be so wrong to let this story pass by.

USA Today published new photos from the upcoming movie, Harry Potter and the E Street Band -- I mean, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Each shot is accompanied by quotes from the cast members, and the titular hero himself offered this little gem of wisdom:

"Harry had been through so much because of him, and yet no one was believing him that Voldemort was back," said Radcliffe. "It made me think of how Holocaust survivors must feel about Holocaust denial."

Yup, he's dead on. A fictional teenage wizard would be devastated by those who didn't take his word about the return of the Dark Lord, as devastated as an Auschwitz survivor would feel if people denied that he'd been robbed of his home, starved, forced to labor outdoors without pay for several years, and witnessed the murder of his entire family. It's pretty much the same thing.

I say we should make ALL our children quit school and get occasional on-set lessons from tutors to movie stars. That brand of education leads to great sound bites!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I took it to mean when no one originally believed the reports of the deathcamps, and what was happening to the Jews and other undesirables.

Alanna said...

Yeah, presumably that's what he means. Which makes it totally absurd that he's comparing a large-scale tragedy to the fictional experiences of a teenage wizard.

Anonymous said...

Hang on, he's comparing what Harry goes through in this book/movie -not being believed when a very dangerous threat (let's think Al-Queda or Bin Laden threats- lots of people died there too) to something that did happen in the real world. How is that so absurd? Shouldn't he try to relate what happpens to his character? and if he does use a very tragic real life situation, well, isn't that what people/actors do? I mean, wasn't there actual FBI people who were aware of the dangers of Bin Laden and his ilk, and the FBI or CIA didn't believe in them or act on it? Sort of the same thing, don't you think?

J.J. said...

I can't wait to hear his cover of Streets of Philadelphia.

Viv said...

Oy, that's worse than Natalie Portman claiming to know what it's like to be black.

Anonymous said...

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