George Takei doesn’t write all of his own Facebook and Twitter posts and the actor is unapologetic towards that fact.
This week journalist Rick Polito revealed that Takei has been paying him $10 per joke. Those jokes are placed on Takei’s always hilarious Facebook fan page.
The move has angered some Star Trek fans but let’s be honest we all know that actors oftentimes use interns and staff writers to help liven up their social media accounts and overall public persona.
After outing Takei in a whole new way Polito apologized for the big reveal. According to the journalist:
“I wrote an apology to George and Brad and their guy said he’d pass it on. I just said that I’d been looking for any mention of my book I could get and that I hadn’t meant to expose anything. I don’t update his page. I’ve had no direct contact with George. I’ve sent him some memes, as have other comedian types and I was happy for the exposure.”
After the news was broken about George Takei’s use of a ghostwriter the beloved Star Trek actor told Wired:
“What is this hoo-ha about my FB posts? I have Brad, my husband, to help me and interns to assist. What is important is the reliability of my posts being there to greet my fans with a smile or a giggle every morning. That’s how we keep on growing.”
Are you upset that George Takei doesn’t write his own endless stream of daily Facebook and Twitter funnies?
We still love you Takei and we’ll keep waiting for your next funny posts to appear on your Facebook fan page.