If the Nathan Rhodes Character Acted in the Bridesmaids Movie the Way Actor Chris O’Dowd Does In Real Life, Most Women Audience Members Would’ve Hated the Character

If the Nathan Rhodes Character Acted in the Bridesmaids Movie the Way Actor Chris O’Dowd Does In Real Life, Most Women Audience Members Would’ve Hated the Character

I will use this blog post to copy and paste any comments I made about O’Dowd on other sites. If I make any more. So far, there’s just the one.


I posted the following comment at a British site under an article about Chris O’Dowd.

O’Dowd just annoys me (ever since I found out he’s kind of jerky in real life), and it bothers me that there’s this perception of him as being a “Really Nice Guy” when he really is not one.

Months ago, when I first looked up info on O’Dowd (after having seen him in ‘Bridesmaids’), I came across some survey taken among British or Irish readers who were asked “out of everyone (or all Irish entertainers) you had to be stuck on a long car trip with, who would you choose.”

And I think O’Dowd was number one on the list, or in the top five.

For some reason, a lot of Europeans seem to be under the faulty impression that O’Dowd is this really great, nice guy who it would be enjoyable to spend time with.

Then, about a month ago, actor Jon Hamm said in some article that Chris O’Dowd is “one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.” I’m sure in person, O’Dowd is probably polite or rather friendly. I won’t dispute that.

However, I don’t think anyone who is truly “nice” – especially someone who is a celebrity with a large platform, such as television appearances and magazine interviews -would go around unnecessarily bashing religious people or right wingers, as O’Dowd has done and continues to do.

The comments you see below were originally placed at the bottom of this page:

Crews spotted filming adaptation of novel Juliet, Naked with Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke in Broadstairs and Ramsgate – Aug 3, 2017, via Kent Online

Kent Online has this commenting policy in place:

“People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.”

I did leave some critical comments on their page, but nothing rude or hateful. In case the people at Kent Online disagree, however, I have copied my comments here:

My Comments on Kent Online, Aug 3, 2017:

What I have to say here is critical, but I don’t consider it “abusive,” so I hope this comment is not scrubbed from this page.

Had O’Dowd’s “Nathan Rhodes” character in the 2011 ‘Bridesmaids’ movie done or said some of the things O’Dowd has said and done in real life-

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O’Dowd as Nathan Rhodes in ‘Bridesmaids’ movie – Photo via screen cap from IMDB’s site

(such as, but not limited to, condescendingly and smugly insulting people for believing in a deity, or being politically right wing) –

-women audience members would have detested that Rhodes character, and much more so than the “jerk” character, “Ted,” played by actor Jon Hamm. I don’t think O’Dowd appreciates this fact at all.

I have no desire to watch O’Dowd in any future movies or TV shows, after having learned more about him online.

I really thought the character O’Dowd played in 2011’s “Bridesmaids” movie, the cop named Rhodes, was very sweet, so I was assuming (when I looked him up online after having seen the film) that he would be much the same way, but I was very wrong, and it was disappointing.

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A Hollywood Actor’s Blunt Message for Atheists by Z. Leeman

A Hollywood Actor’s Blunt Message for Atheists by Z. Leeman

I find a lot I agree with here. I’ve been having doubts about my own faith the last few years, but I’m terribly put-off by atheists who are either incredibly arrogant, disrespectful or insulting about faith or towards people of faith, or who actively seek to evangelize for atheism by trying to deconvert theists.

My view is, if you want to be an atheist, fine, be an atheist, but that does not necessitate being rude or insulting towards people of faith.

These reports say that Mohr has a podcast called Mohr Stories.

Comedian To Atheists: A Message From Jay Mohr -Patheos

Hollywood Actor-Comedian Jay Mohr to Atheists Who Criticize His Faith: Why Are We Arguing? -Christian Post

A Hollywood Actor’s Blunt Message for Atheists

Why Jay Mohr is telling others directly, ‘I am Christian’ — and asking for respect, unity and understanding

July 19, 2017

Comedian and actor Jay Mohr is one of the rare actors who is open about his faith. Through his podcast, Mohr Stories, he has interviewed priests and told the story many times of his late-in-life conversion.

…He continued by saying he has become increasingly frustrated by seeing how little atheists and religious individuals get along.

…His most powerful message came as he questioned the motivation of prominent atheists who argue so aggressively against the faithful.

“My question to atheists is a simple one: What did you win? Rarely does the religious person walk away from the debate with a changed mind and throw their faith into the nearest trash can. Even if they did, what was your victory? One less believer? I’m not being snarky here, I am genuinely in wonder,” he wrote.

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Ex-Navy SEAL Tells Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How It Goes’

It is sad and rather amazing to see how naive, in denial, or politically correct so many liberal celebrities are concerning Islamic terrorism.

This story comes just after the terror attack by Muslims of a pop concert by singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, Great Britain:

Former Navy SEAL tells Katy Perry to ‘go to hell’ over Manchester bombing comments

Katy Perry Can ‘Go To Hell,’ Says Ex-Navy SEAL From Greenwich

Navy Seal Who Told Katy Perry To ‘Go to Hell’ Doubles Down On Comments by Nick Givas

He [Higbie] is now playing defense, but stands by his comments.

Higbie told The Daily Caller News Foundation he didn’t go too far in the interview:

“No. I’m doubling down.”

“The problem is that Katy Perry lives in a bubble,” Higbie said.

“She influences millions of young children who believe everything that comes out of her mouth. It’s irresponsible of her to say something like this, when she has no understanding of the situation. Open borders would be a disaster.”

Higbie believes that a spell has been cast on the American public by the entertainment industry. He thinks this is driving people to Hollywood for answers instead of reporters or media personalities.

“People are captivated by pop culture,” Higbie said.

“It’s remarkable that people like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian have multiple times the amount of followers as the Speaker of the House. Entertainers are not meant to inform. That isn’t their job.”

Ex-Navy SEAL Tells Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How It Goes’

by Craig Bannister, May 25, 2017

Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie dared pop singer Katy Perry to hold a concert in Syria, if she believes Americans can just “hug it out” with Muslim terrorists.

Appearing on Fox News, Higbie responded to Perry’s public claim that “open borders” and “love” will protect Americans from terrorism. Celebrities who excuse terrorists intentionally misunderstand the situation he said:

“We don’t have people who respect the culture of the United States of America. You have people like Katy Perry, for instance. I mean, this woman has said ‘oh we need to give them hugs, hug it out. Go to hell Katy Perry.

“Hold one of your concerts in Syria and see how it goes.”

“These people fundamentally don’t understand what’s going on here.

“They don’t understand any of this – and they don’t want to understand, too. And that’s why I’m so strong against these celebrities who speak out, saying ‘Oh, we can fight this through love, it’s not really violent, they don’t really mean it.’”

Former Navy SEAL rips Katy Perry’s Manchester massacre comments: ‘Go to hell’ by Sarah Taylor

Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie said Thursday that Katy Perry can to “go to hell” after comments she made about the Manchester bombing went viral.

….Higbie was on Fox News discussing the idea of requiring “culture” classes for immigrants to order to facilitate assimilation efforts. He told “America’s Newsroom” host Shannon Bream that many celebrities, who have been lifelong citizens of the U.S., including the likes of Perry, don’t respect the “culture of the United States of America.”

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Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome: Spring 2017 Edition

Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and Trump Derangement Syndrome: Spring 2017 Edition

Presenting a list of links from the March to May 2017 time frame of celebrities saying or doing politically obnoxious things, mostly about Trump, but also regarding other subjects. (Well at least links from April and May; I didn’t spot any news items from March in my collection of bookmarks.)

The month of May is not yet over. If any more liberal celebrities spout off with any more obnoxious comments, I will amend this post under the section of May to add the new links.

APRIL 2017 INSANITY

Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler sends Georgia voters to the polls on the wrong day – April 13, 2017

TBS Drama: Christians Are Child Molesters Who Believe in Fairy Tales and Preserving a Master Race – April 2017

Avengers Director Joss Whedon: Trump to Start Killing Gay People? – April 2017

The director of The Avengers is one of Hollywood’s most vocal critics of the Trump administration. He did all he could to stop the real estate mogul from becoming president.

He directed the infamous “Save the Day” voter PSAs from 2016. Whedon leaned on his celebrity rolodex to caution voters against Trump. The star-studded ad featured Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and other A-list actors.

It didn’t work, despite Whedon spending $1 million of his own cash to bankroll the videos.

Now, he uses Twitter to warn the masses about potential abuses of presidential power … and more. It hasn’t always gone smoothly.

A few weeks ago he admitted the fight against Team Trump had left him “broken.” Since then, he’s resumed his political messaging. Thursday’s Tweet, though, could be his most aggressive statement yet.

He linked to a story about gay people reportedly being killed simply for their sexual preference.

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Dealing With Failure When Everyone’s Watching by Allison Barron

Dealing With Failure When Everyone’s Watching

When ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ Bombed, I Had to Rethink Humility by Allison Barron

Excerpts:

Watching a beloved video game franchise crash and burn challenged my gut reaction to disappointment.
… Being able to take constructive criticism is necessary to grow and improve—and it requires a healthy portion of humility with a heaping side of grace.
We are quick to reject someone else’s opinion when it differs from ours—especially if it involves a project in which we are emotionally invested.

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How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova

If I am understanding this article correctly, one of its points is that it’s not what happens to you in life that can or will determine how you cope or if you succeed, but how you choose to view that thing or event, whatever it may be.

How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova, Feb 2016

Excerpts:

… Resilience presents a challenge for psychologists. Whether you can be said to have it or not largely depends not on any particular psychological test but on the way your life unfolds.

…Garmezy’s work [studying school children from abusive homes who yet went to to be successful] opened the door to the study of protective factors: the elements of an individual’s background or personality that could enable success despite the challenges they faced.

….Perhaps most importantly, the resilient children had what psychologists call an “internal locus of control”: they believed that they, and not their circumstances, affected their achievements.

The resilient children saw themselves as the orchestrators of their own fates.

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Actor Chris O’Dowd is a Great Big Jerk – Not Adorable, Not Nice, and No, Not Sexy

Actor Chris O’Dowd is a Great Big Jerk

This post has been edited several times to add new links and commentary


I will say from the start this is going to be one very long post, though there is a TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) intro below.

I’ve never had a talent for being concise. This is something you may want to bookmark and read the rest later.

In a 2012 interview with GQ, which you can read here, actor Chris O’Dowd says:

“I don’t know, maybe there is something in female writing that I’m attracted to.”

Well, then, he should really love my blog posts about him.

(As of April 2017, I edited my last post about O’Dowd and his terrible movie role choices to toss in a few other things about the guy which annoy me – most of the new content is towards the bottom of that post. Don’t forget the other post I did where I dissected his low-key variety of sexism.)

The movie ‘Bridesmaids’ was first shown in movie theaters in the year 2011, but I did  not see it until I caught it for the first time on cable TV in spring or summer of 2015.

Sad Face Emoji In this movie, actor Chris O’Dowd played a nice guy named “Nathan Rhodes” who worked as a cop (a state trooper, specifically), and Kristen Wiig, who ended up being his love interest, played down-on-her-luck “Annie Walker.”

Actor Jon Hamm played the sexist creep dirt bag “Ted,” who was using Annie for sex.

This movie was more than just a movie for me when I saw it on TV in 2015. I saw this movie at a very low point in my life, and it helped to cheer me up – for a time, at least.


TLDR

Too Long, Didn’t Read summary:

I saw the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie on cable TV after undergoing (and still undergoing) some very upsetting events in my life, including the death of my mother, who was a very loving person and who was also a Republican and a devout Christian.

I found the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie encouraging at a low point in my life.

I wanted to learn more about the movie, and the people who made it and acted in it, so I did research about it on the internet, including interviews with actor Chris O’Dowd, who played the nice guy in the film (the role of the cop, Rhodes).

From what I saw, in real life, O’Dowd insults and ridicules Republicans and people of faith and concepts they believe in (such as prayer) on his Twitter account and in some interviews he’s given.

O’Dowd is into kind of vulgar or slightly sexist humor in real life, as well, which is a turn off to me – I prefer men who behave like gentlemen and who treat women with respect.

I was stunned and saddened to discover that the guy who played such a friendly, pleasant guy in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie is, in real life, rather rude and condescending towards other people he doesn’t even know – specifically, he’s rude and insulting towards conservatives, Republicans, or theists.

One result of this is that I can no longer really enjoy watching the movie any more.

Aug 2017 update: I also predict, further below, that I wouldn’t be surprised if O’Dowd and his wife, Dawn, divorce in several years, because she’s basically living for weeks or months at a time like a single mother, raising their two sons alone, while he’s off jet-setting around the world filming movies and TV shows.


MY BACKGROUND

I’ll explain my background here, (and I’m sorry it’s going to be quite long), so you can understand my position better, before I state some of my grievances with O’Dowd much farther below, because my background plays a part in my disappointment with O’Dowd and some of the other people associated with this film.

MY MOM’S HEALTH

My mother died a few years before I saw the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie on television, and my mother’s death was the most painful and heart-breaking thing I’ve ever had to endure.

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