Once upon a time, Chloe Sevigny was sorta flattered by comedian Drew Droege’s viral homages, such as “March” and “Valentine’s Day.” And according to Droege, they even met and made nice. But it’s recently come to our attention that times have changed — and the claws are out in two new interviews to promote DirecTV’s Hit & Miss.
She tells Out:
“At first I thought, Oh, they’re funny. They’re not even really me, they’re these weird art pieces. But I’ve turned a little. I’m slightly offended because he’s calling me pretentious, and I’m not.”
She went ever further in an interview with Advocate.com:
“At first, I was kind of like, Oh, that’s kind of funny. They’re, they’re so arty and weird and it doesn’t really represent me in any way or resemble me in any way. And then just everybody keeps talking about it and he keeps making them. And I was like, Do you just think I’m entirely pretentious? It’s just like totally making fun of me and I started slightly getting offended, and now I kind of don’t know what to think about them. … But I feel like it’s a little snide and that kind of hurts my feelings. And now he’s a DJ, and now he’s DJing under my name, which I thought was kind of a little much.
“I was like, Really? You’re just like co-opting me, but you’re not really representing me, like me in any way. I mean, I don’t know. Do you think it’s flattering or do you think it’s cruel? I haven’t watched him enough because I feel like he’s hating. I just feel like there’s this culture of hate that … just gets perpetuated a lot and I don’t want to be a part of that. I’m not snarky. I’m very down-to-earth. So that’s, I guess that’s what’s the most confusing.”
Simmer down, Chloe. There’s room enough in our hearts for both of you. And how can you hate on Chloe’s latest clip, “Exercise”?