Oh yeah, how dare he be proud of something that he helped create. How dare he write a novel about a subject that caused not only him, but so many other people a lot of pain. It’s a $12 million dollar movie that beat a freaking TOM CRUISE movie in the box office! Of course he’s happy! You can hate on the movie, book, his writing, but you do not hate on of the few people on the internet that is using his “celebrity” status for good. Sit down and complain about something else
^This. Even though the movie was advertised heavily, to John Green it was this small story that he wrote for 12 years of his life, partially inspired by his real life fan-turned-friend Esther Earle. He never expected it to become as hugely popular as it did in print or big screen incarnation. Allow him to be a little overwhelmed/excited by that fact, sheesh. I’m all for critically looking at media, and there are ways to do that with TFiOS without personally attacking/being just plain rude about a good person (with a wife and two young kids) who actually uses a lot of his privilege to help others.
**Also, this tweet is taken out of context; it was a continuation of his thanking the fans and production team/studio for their hard work and support. Here ya go:
THEN this tweet:
Hello reblogging again because this is everything I wanted to say and more
How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.
There is no downside to this at all
This is the best, because it says A CHILD, not your child, so I could pick one of the really poor kids on the streets and go “Your life is going to change right now”, and I could buy everything their family might need, along with a house, a food supply, toys, clothes, and everything they never had the chance to have before. And the best thing is that I could do this with lots of children, and not just one. I could give a lot of children in need a full week of Christmas basically and maybe give them a chance to have a different life. That would be great.
Bless u ^ humanity still exists.
Plus depending on how you define “child”, you could be helping high students who struggling with application fines and even pay for college tuition, room and board, or books