Is Kevin Spacey an arrogant douchebag?Mikey 7 comments
Radaronline is running a story about an incident that caused a waiter to get fired when actor Kevin Spacey refused to comply with state law by not smoking at a restaurant.
Peter Turner was asked by his boss to ask Spacey to stop smoking, which he did 3 times politely and even with a sense of humour. When spacey was asked the 3rd time to stop smoking, he told turner "You're an aggressive prick".
At one time Spacey allegedly also said "you need to get the f*ck away from my table". What a charming fellow.
Turner told his boss about the incident who said "If the owner knew you pissed off Kevin Spacey, he'd have me fire you", and 3 days later Turner was laid off.
Let me state something that a lot of other blogs seem to be missing. If Spaceys actions were true, then yes he is a douche-bag with a superiority complex not deserving of your hard earned movie-going dollars.
But - Spacey did not get the waiter fired. The other dickhead in this story is who ever decided that the actions of one arrogant Hollywood prick were justified enough to fire an innocent person. Those cowardice actions send out the wrong message: "Because you're famous, it's OK to act like a superior dickhead towards me and my staff".
If it were my restaurant, I would have asked Spacey and his posse to move on but not before asking him to apologise to my staff for being a wanker. That's because I don't believe people should get any preferential treatment just for being famous, especially when they act like spoilt little kids.