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Pedro Pascal is everywhere these days.
For example, I’ve been a card-carrying Pascal Stan ever since “Game of Thrones,” where he played Oberyn Martell, the bisexual prince of the Dornish of my dreams. Like many on that show, he left too soon, and Jon Snow’s brooding face didn’t match the fiery Red Viper in my heart.
I’m a little thirsty, I admit it! But when Pascal took part in an interview for Vanity’s fair lie detector test and asked, “Who’s the bigger daddy, you or Oscar his Isaac?”
His reaction that broke many internet and fandom circles — “I’m a bigger daddy than him. No. But Daddy is a state of mind, do you know what I’m saying? I’m your Daddy.”
Here is the video for your convenience. look. trust me.
The point is that Pascal has motion. And he knows exactly how to respond to fans and the wider media and get coverage. He’s certainly doing well Hollywood-wise these days. He moved from King’s Landing to Tatooine as Din Djarin, the star of Disney+’s The Mandalorian – and he didn’t even have to take off his helmet to achieve the perfect smoldering. He’s on a press tour promoting HBO’s new series, The Last of Us, and stars as real-life dad Joel Miller. Joel Miller is a smuggler in the zombie apocalypse tasked with transporting a young girl named Ellie to the mainland United States.
“The Last of Us” is fast becoming HBO’s biggest earner in the run-up to the release of the “House of the Dragons” season. The video game of the same name on which the show is based is considered one of his greatest games of all time. Also, Joel is a much loved and thirsty character.
But some people aren’t so enthusiastic about Pascal’s newfound “dad” status.
Quite a few Pascal fans may have overanalysed a video at the premiere of “The Last of Us” in which a reporter asked Pascal, “Do you know you’re the internet daddy?” Pascal reacted accordingly, and while it doesn’t make him look very obnoxious to me, some fans think Papa’s going too far.
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Is Pascal overly sexualized? Yes. One of the unfortunate realities of being a Latino actor in Hollywood is that he’s tied up in overly sexual roles more than half the time. Oberyn Martell, even though I love him, can’t escape the stereotype of the “spicy alien”. People in real life and on the internet would do the same to actors.
That brings up an interesting point about the ethics of celebrity sexualization – I just want to point out that I’ve only seen it discussed with male actors recently.
Pascal is a good example. He panders to his “daddy-ness” and will most likely get press coverage for his new show or movie, but is that really what we should call him? Hmm. The harsh reality for many aficionados is that they aren’t having sex with him.
Markiplier is the childhood home of every Gen Z and one of the most prolific game streamers/YouTubers, who smashed OnlyFans’ website last year. After fans responded to his demands for his podcast to skyrocket to the top of his streaming charts, he pledged to donate his proceeds to charity.
I think simply being a content creator agrees that people say weird things in your mentions and DMs on the internet. Markiplier Nude All the way up to his release, he certainly got some bold comments from fans. Below is his TikTok with an excerpt from one of his live streams. I’ll admit that Markiplier doesn’t seem happy with saying things like “slam the chip into the camera” in this video.
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I’m not one to believe the old saying.The “blood is thicker than water” nonsense never made sense to me.But “sex sells” is always true.
BuzzFeed has found great success with its YouTube series Celebrity Thirst Tweets, in which mostly male celebrities respond to thirsty tweets about themselves. The video features Henry Cavill, Ben Barnes, Taron Egerton, Andrew Garfield, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more. Some of the videos are funny and the celebrities seem to take their tweets well, but there are some nasty stuff that I’m sure the celebrity in the spotlight is wondering how long this interview is going to be. I have.
But as I said earlier, when it’s male celebrities getting attacked by thirsty people on the internet, fans find themselves only bringing up “boundaries” and “appropriateness.” I got
According to the PEW Research Center, 33% of women under the age of 35 report being sexually harassed online, compared to just 11% of men under the age of 35. Some people don’t even care to see DMs.
We can’t stop people from tweeting weird thirsty things about celebrities. Markiplier, or if you explicitly ask people to stop calling themselves something, it should be respected.
In general, I advise people to practice saying underrated… say nothing. Actually this is for the road. I hope you don’t see your comment there.
In my Pedro Pascal era… #fyp #aexcheck #oberynmartell #gameofthrones
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