Success can go to your head.
We’ve seen it happen with many so-called stars over the years. We fear it may have happened to Kanye West.
Deadpool, however, might also be in this category.
For the second weekend in a row, the “Deadpool” movie sits atop the US box office. What timing it would have been if he’d hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
Indeed, a petition was launched to get NBC to agree.
However, in a newly released YouTube video, Deadpool revealed that he’d been supposed to host in the 90s.
“But then this happened,” he wrote on YouTube. Or, rather, Ryan Reynolds did.
“This” turns out to have been a rant remarkably similar to that emitted by Kanye West before his SNL hosting stint last weekend.
Like Kanye, Deadpool chose to compare himself with certain entities and insist he’s more influential than almost all of them.
He’s 50 percent more influential than MC Hammer, Judas Iscariot and the Kia Sorrento. He’s 10 percent more influential than Barbara Bush.
One comparison might be disturbing to some. Deadpool claims he’s 60 percent more influential than iPhone 5.
Apple fanpersons will have their doubts.
The iPhone 5 was a seminal moment in their lives. It was perhaps the last phone they lined up for in obsessive droves. Did anyone line up for “Deadpool?”
I fear fighting in the streets. “Deadpool” fans on one side, Apple fanpersons on the other.
Fans of both will have to choose sides. This will not be easy.
Why Deadpool won’t be hosting SNL (NSFW Language):