Woody Harrelson Reddit AMA

Woody Harrelson Reddit AMA

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 05:13PM EDT by Don.

Added Feb 06, 2012 at 05:23PM EST by Don.

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Overview

Woody Harrelson Reddit AMA refers to an "ask me anything" (AMA) thread that was submitted to the social news aggregation site Reddit by American actor Woody Harrelson. The thread became infamous after a Redditor made claims that Harrelson took one of his classmate's virginity years before to which Harrelson responded by insisting he only answering questions related to the movie Rampart which he was promoting.

Background

On February 3rd, 2012, an AMA post titled "I'm Woody Harrelson, AMA"[1] was submitted to the /r/IAmA subreddit by user iamwoodyharrelson.

Hi Reddit, it’s Woody here. I’m in New York today doing interviews for my new film RAMPART, which opens in theaters on February 10th. I’ll be checking in from 3-4EST today and will get to as many of your questions as I can, so start asking now! Be back soon.

The official @Rampart_Movie[3] Twitter account was used as verification:


Andy Rooney's Claim

Redditor AndyRooney replied to the thread claiming that Harrelson crashed his high school prom party and slept with one of his classmates. He updated the post with a series of animated GIFs outlining the story. His post quickly became the top voted comment in the thread, with many Redditors replying that his story was amusing.


[-] AndyRooney 2775 points 3 days ago" (18820116048) I swear this is a true story. I went to a high school in LA and you crashed our prom after party (Universal Hilton) You ended up taking the virginity of a girl named Roseanne. You didn't call her afterwards. She cried a lot. Do you r any of this and can confirm or have you been so knee deep in hollywood pooty for so long that this qualifies as a mere blip? /not kidding.

IamWoodyHarrelson's Response

Harrelson replied to Andy Rooney's question claiming the story was not true followed by "lets focus on the film people." Redditor bersh pointed out Harrelson’s insistence to only answer questions about the film he was promoting, despite using the thread topic Ask Me Anything.


个 bersh 1168 points 3 days ago" (17141549) Should change this AMA to AMAAR (Ask Me Anything About Rampart) permalink report reply I-1 iamwoodyharrelson [S] -1446 points 3 days ago (605017485) We gotta be...i consider my time valuable. permalink parent report reply [-] dingle-hopper1981 1299 points 3 days ago (17901489) This is the crappest AMA in the history of the internet. permalink parent report reply

Meanwhile, other Redditors[10] began speculating that the identity behind Redditor IamWoodyHarrelson may not be the actor himself but one of his PR agents. However, the claim has not been confirmed.

Developments

A Quickmeme[2] page for "Scumbag Woody Harrelson" was created shortly after the AMA thread was submitted. Many of the image macros parodied Harrelson's attempts to focus his answers on his new movie Rampart and the allegations that he took a young girl's virginity after crashing a prom several years before. The page accumulated over 50 submissions in 3 days.


HEY WOODY, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? REPAIRING DODGE RAM PARTS quickmeme.com HEY GUYSHAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THAT NEW SUBREDDIT? R/AMPART quickmeme.com HEYWOODY,WHATS YOUR FAVORITE'LINE OF THESTAR: SPANGLED BANNER? O'ER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED quickmeme.com DOESSTARDOM LEAVEYOU OUTOFTOUCH WITH PEOPLEA RAMPART quickmeme.com HEY WOODY, HOWD0 0O YOU MASTURBATE? I TAKE A BANANA AND RAMPART OF IT UP MY ASS quickmeme.com DOES AMA DIES quickmeme.com

The following day, a post titled "Look, Woody! You're on Urban Dictionary" was submitted to the /r/funny[9] subreddit which included a screenshot of an Urban Dictionary submission for the word "rampart."

Rampart: To have sex with and then never call again.
Did you hear about Woody Harrelson ramparting that girl's virginity at her high school prom?

YouTube uploads of trailers for Rampart began being disliked in large numbers following the posting. Within 3 days the official upload of the trailer had 236 likes to 194 dislikes.



On Februrary 4th, the New York Observer[4] posted an article criticizing Harrelson's handling of the AMA and posted select comments from the thread. On February 6th, the story was picked up by The Huffington Post[5], Forbes[7], UpRoxx[6] and Perez Hilton.[8] The Daily Dot[11] and Mediate[12] also posted articles describing Harrelson's AMA thread as disasters.


THE BIGGEST A------ YOU'VE EVER SEEN ON REDDIT WOODYHARRELSON ALSO STARRING OTHER ACTORS N A MOVIE THAT WILL FAIL, THANKS TO THISJERK DON'T GO SEE RAMPART

Search Interest

Search query volume for "woody harrelson" rose significantly on February 3rd following his AMA posting.

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