Did actor Jared Leto cut off his hand for a movie role? Despite being a method actor, the answer is no. it’s a joke
The Jared Leto hand rumor trending on Google on April 9, 2022 comes from a satirical article on a website called Hard-Drive.net.
No credible sites report that Leto actually cut off his hand. What often happens with stories like this is that people see the headline, don’t realize it’s satire, and then share the information on social media where other people see it and assume it’s true. It is not.
Here’s what you need to know:
The article jokingly claims that Leto chopped off his hand
The Hard Drive article is captioned: “Jared Leto Lops Off Hand Hoping to Be Cast as Revolver Ocelot in Comcoming Metal Gear Movie.”
The article is written in a journalistic style (similar to satirical sites The Babylon Bee and The Onion) and includes a fake photo of Leto with a wrapped stump in place of his hand. “Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto’s recent extreme dedication to his acting career has led to his willingly amputating his own hand in an effort to cast himself as Revolver Ocelot in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film,” it said there.
The article includes a fake quote from Leto which reads:
Yeah, what can I say, I guess I’m just an artist. A lot of people just study the lines and go out and pretend to be in front of the camera. Not me. i live it It doesn’t matter that I haven’t been officially cast yet, I’m sure it will work. Just like when I sent everyone in The Suicide Squad anal beads and condoms to make sure I cemented my place as the Joker.
It was written by someone named Mark Roebuck and is dated April 7, 2022. Roebuck’s other items focus on video games, entertainment, and satirical or humorous pieces. below a heading“Hey, why don’t you prick like me?”
The day before the article is published Leto posted this on Instagram:
The author is a recognized satirical writer
On his LinkedIn pageRoebuck admits to being a satirical writer, saying, “Contributed over 200 satirical articles to The Hard Times.”
Some people caught on quickly. “I know this is satire but it’s getting harder and harder to say these days,” one person wrote in the comments thread. “Imagine if that were real,” wrote another. Another commenter said: “Can you imagine sitting at home reading this and thinking it’s true!? LOL and I’m 10000% sure SOME people did that!”
Hard-Drive.net website contains this statement: “Hard Drive is a very real video game news site that you should not question. Just take the information as truth and move on.” It offers this story:
The Hard Times started in late 2014 with just a bunch of punk kids, comics and friends from Matt Saincome, Bill Conway and Ed Saincome. In 2017, the site branched out into a new gaming branch called Hard Drive. Three former Hard Times employees, Jeremy Kaplowitz, Mike Amory, and Mark Roebuck, were selected as co-founders of the editorial board. In 2019, Hard Drive created satirical gamer presidential candidate Ace Watkins.
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