Friday, June 8, 2012

Come on Life, Don't Imitate Art

“Dawn Loggins, a student at Burns High School in Lawndale, North Carolina, is making do while living in a home without electricity or running water. She's also a janitor at the school who has been accepted into Harvard's class of 2016. CNN's profile garnered a very interesting conversation about working your way up in life, and the factors that contribute to success. That is, the oft-referenced American dream.”-yahoo news

“For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out trash at Columbia University. A refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, he eked out a living working for the Ivy League school. But Sunday was payback time: The 52-year-old janitor donned a cap and gown to graduate with a bachelor's degree in classics.”-yahoo news

It’s stories like these that make me sick to my stomach. I am very tired of people stealing ideas from Hollywood and trying to live them. Recently, a young woman working as a janitor on the side got into Harvard. She had the edition of being homeless, but still it’s a direct rip-off of Good Will Hunting.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck should be beating down the doors of their lawyers to make sure that no janitors are ever accepted to Harvard again and that Dawn be immediately removed for poaching on intellectual property. Not to mention its happening on two separate occasions, it’s not that the movies inspired them, that’s what they are supposed to do, it’s that it inspired these two characters to do the exact same thing.

Why not be a janitor that makes it to the NBA or becomes a war hero or the next president? That’d be original, unique, and interesting. Instead, it seems that all janitors can do is clean things and go to Ivy League schools, it’s time to diversify janitors.

And if you don’t, Matt Damon is going to be asking them if they happen to like apples as he destroys them in court.

The Hollywood Defender

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on this one. Shallow normal people should just die or stay in their parts of town so I don't have to see them.