Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Demotivational Poster: Hugh Hefner
"The Hugh Hefner in this movie is Thomas Paine, Martin Luther King Jr., Mohandas Gandhi and William Kunstler all rolled into one." – Michael O'Sullivan on the movie "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel"
Thomas Paine was a revolutionary whose essays on liberty and free thought were so inflammatory that they ostracized him from his fellow countrymen, forcing him to die a lonely man (only 8 people attended his funeral).
Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist whose fight against racial segregation and discrimination ended with his assassination.
Mohandas Gandhi was a spiritual leader who helped India gain independence through civil disobedience and nonviolence (and who was also assassinated).
Hugh Hefner is a pornographer who created a multi-millionaire dollar empire by selling magazines with pictures of naked women. With 43 million dollars and a trio of young girlfriends every year, he is most definitely going to die of old age in the lap of luxury.
Somehow, I fail to see how Hefner compares to Paine, King, or Gandhi.