Yikes... With the amount of power this guy has in Hollywood, all it would take is one roundtable meeting and a calm, composed version of his seemingly intended message.
And then follow through with releasing those who fail to comply. Plain and simple.
All the megalomaniacal, "pete and repeat" ranting and raving just makes him sound batsh*t crazy. And let's face it, considering his past, that's saying something.
So-called conservatives hate beards, tattoos, and probably, tank-tops as well. But I suspect the crowd that is hating here is the opposite of such a critic. (Which makes the social jungle of the 1960's seem quite simple.) Modern "Hipsters" never cease to amaze. They bash all things not hipster - and then they proceed to bash hipsters for being hipsters. I'm finally (though I may have been naive) beginning to believe that the word, "hipster" is synonymous with jealousy, which breeds cynical anger toward... well, very nearly everything and everyone. I suppose I agree that the original video was a bit too serious. And I suppose the parody was warranted. But the hypocrisy that has managed to seep into this thread is fairly blatant. I guess what I'm trying to say is whether the video was pretentious or not makes no difference. Anyone who likes photography should have been able to spitelessly watch and enjoy the visual aesthetics of the original video. No need bash something that, in all actuality, isn't bad.