This is over this article of his, entitled
Hogwarts fans, you’re stupid, stupid, stupid
At first I thought it would be tongue in cheek, but nope. Stein, widely known as the most cerebral columnist ever to appear on 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers, blasts adult Potter fans as lame, pathetic losers who want to Sit’n’Spin again.
Who the fuck died and appointed Joel Stein “Somebody Whose Opinion Remotely Matters to Anyone”? What difference does it make to him if I spend my leisure time with Thucydides or Teletubbies? I know a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, a soldier in Iraq and numerous highly responsible tax and mortgage paying parents who are eagerly awaiting Half Blood Prince and I resent like hell this shill for E! commenting on anybody’s intellect.
Stein, baby… I’m looking at the future of entertainment (the medium, not the channel) and I just ain’t seeing you in it… hmmm. Could it be that you’re just a bitter widdle mediocrity who “hates all creative people equally”?