Jared Leto’s “F**k ‘Em!” Incident Taken Out of Context


Comic book news outlets and some fans were having a field day yesterday falsely reporting a quote from Jared Leto during a Q&A at Camp Mars, in relations to his role as The Joker in Suicide Squad.

What originally happened was a video that was taken during the event and a Tumblr post with an impression by the fan who took the Snapchat video, was twisted into something out of context of what was really said.

According to the false reports, Leto stated during the speaking engagement while talking about Suicide Squad, that he felt tricked with his role in the film, even though the source didn’t actually post a direct quote from him, they just shared their thought as to what they felt towards what he was saying at the Q&A, it was their own words, never Jared’s.

Since the report, the fan has since deleted their original post on Tumblr and went on to writer another post debunking the falsely reported by the media, while emphasizing that the “Fuck em’!” comment was made towards a contract telling Leto, he couldn’t rock climb while filming the movie and that it wasn’t directed towards anything else.

They then went on to say that he actually said during the Q&A Leto had a lot fun creating The Joker and needs more of the character.

Their full responses to the media is below (Source: la-leto.tumblr):

1) I think it’s highly problematic a media outlet such way Batman-News.com is sourcing someone’s impressions posted on a tumblr account as some sort of fact – when no direct quotes from Jared were ever posted.

2) The 9 second “fuck em” snapchat video had been posted identifying that that was Jared’s response to his contract asking he not rock climb while filming. That was all it was in regards to. If a media outlet wants to take it out of context to get people to click on an article that has no direct basis beyond someone’s impressions – that’s on them.

3) It’s no secret Jared feels disappointed in what ended up being the theatrical release of Suicide Squad. He’s discussed this repeatedly in interviews during the promotional tour in London. This is the same sentiment he shared in moments during Camp Mars – however he did say he had a lot of fun creating the joker and needs more joker as well.

4) I never meant or wanted my impressions over hearing Jared’s disappointments in the Suicide Squad editing to be taken out of context. It was interesting to hear him be so honest and open and while I captured 16 seconds of that particular moment on snapchat and shared it – there were dozens of people in that room videotaping minutes and possibly the entire event – as a request had never been made to not record it.

If that request had been made – I never would’ve recorded a second of it. I personally just really loved his vibe in that second, being about following his passions no matter what, that I wanted to share it.

The fact this has happened has made me very apprehensive over sharing any additional impressions or thoughts on Camp Mars. Which is unfortunate because it was a very entertaining weekend, Jared was lovely & lively, and I wanted to discuss so much.

Since the reporting, another attendees of the Q&A debunked the false reports of what was said:

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  • Barbarella Galaxina

    thanks for telling what really happened

  • dd6119

    I find it highly amusing that so many “news outlets” are are giving any credence to this woman’s stories. She is nothing but a 30 year old delusional fangirl who lives with her mother and fantasies that Jared and Colin Farrell are secret lovers. Read any of her rambling musings on tumblr, Twitter or Instagram and you’ll see she’s an obsessive fan(atic) looking for attention. She even placed a Craig’s list ad for a Leto look-a-like in Chicago last year. Hope Leto has a restraining order…

    • KL

      Please email me at kkl124@cox.net to discuss this comment. Please.

  • Maicool Durand

    If we pay attention carefully, Batman-news.com has been a cancer to DC community. All that site does lately is just keep backstabbing DCEU. It has also become a breeding ground for hatred, profanity, rumors. The comment section of its posts are full of haters, pretenders and doubters. It’s a shame for a site, that bears the name of one of DC’s greatest superhero, to be a pool of poisons for DC community. Batman-news.com has been very productive in instilling negativity apathy & pessimism towards DC movies. Granted, the admin of that site hates BvS and Suicide Squad and everyone is entitled for their own opinion. Still, it is outrageous and very petty of him to infect the entire DC community with his own negativity. He should just let someone else take over the job from him. Someone who can maintain professionalism and who can be a light and the salt of the DC community. Someone like the admins of this site. This site, dccomicsmovie.com, is exemplary

  • NotFunny

    Leto needs a lot of help on the image department, what he constantly shows is not helping him with the dislike he gets. If he really is a good guy that’s what he should be showing, instead of selling the bad boy image.

  • NotFunny

    With fans like this, the guy certainly doesn’t need enemies, but I wonder what is he doing to attract these many obsessive crazy women with no life that judge him and criticize him so publicly, to look around the Leto fan base blogs is something from a horror movie combined with the twilightzone. Hope he gets his business under control or this hate he gets will only get worse and he won’t be able to grow his acting career as he could.

  • NotFunny

    I hope he’s clear out the issue directly with WB he should make this clear in the open press, because this is a real bad business move.

  • NotFunny

    Got interested in Leto after it was announced he was to play The Joker, and boy! His fanbase is embarrassing, the stuff they say about him is actually crazy, instead of helping all these people that come across as dangerous are doing some real damage.