BREAKING: Guy makes bad tweet.
— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) September 9, 2014
After watching everyone pile on Nev Schulman last night for this hilariously self important and goofy-ass tweet reaction to the Ray Rice domestic violence story, and going in on it pretty heavily myself, I was going to skip over it today, and just sort of let it drop. Surely, he’d been sufficiently shamed, and must have at least thought long and hard about whether or not it was a good idea in the first place to use the story to bolster his own brand, I thought. DiGiorno pizza, after all, quickly apologized for their own bungle.
Boy am I fucking stupid. Schulman, the guy behind the film and TV series Catfish, reacted about as well as you’d expect for a dude whose claim to fame is embarrassing people who’ve been tricked by phony romantic partners online, doubling down on the doucheiness.
Sorry everyone. From now on I’ll only post things that I know you will like and are in no way political, controversial or challenging. — Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) September 9, 2014
Yes. Yes indeed, that is exactly what people found wrong about your tweet. Not that you were shoehorning your own grill into a topical story about domestic violence in order to distribute a selfie and look like a Good Guy Hero at the same time, it was that you simply challenged us too much.
— luke oneil (@lukeoneil47) September 9, 2014
Here are some other things:
The hand on the heart.
The Blue Steel glance.
The bag holding the door open.
It’s a Whole Foods bag.
The water bottle, because this is some thirsty ass shit.
The #RESPECT hashtag.
OK, now here are some tweets I didn’t write, which usually go in this area of these type of blog posts:
“Hey ladies, I’m willing to do my part to end domestic violence by posting a selfie online. Some might call me a hero…” – Nev Schulman — maggie serota (@maggieserota) September 9, 2014
— stephen coquettish (@stevecoy) September 9, 2014
do u think nev is going to stay in that elevator forever? earnestly ‘guarding’ it like he’s solved all VAW — Fleppy Bard (@twodecadeslate) September 9, 2014
As for Schulman outside of the elevator, Slate recently reviewed his new book, and he sounds like just as much of a deluded dipshit as you might imagine.
UPDATE: I had heard rumors about this before, but didn’t want to say so without it being verified, but I heard from a couple people who went to college with Schulman, and it appears he was involved in an incident where he punched a woman in the face. Gawker has more on that.