It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Sly on Twitter, hasn’t it? It seems he learned a lesson over commenting on Willis’ refusal to appear in The Expendables 3. Originally he responded to Willis’ demands for $1,000,000 a day to appear in The Expendables 3 — as a cameo no less — by saying, in capitals: GREEDY AND LAZY, A SURE FORMULA FOR FAILURE. While he was never a big Tweeter he seems to have been even more quiet since that episode.
Recently Stallone hinted that yes indeed that was the issue when he revealed… ”Every time I use social media I get really in trouble! I think George Clooney said it best when he said you’ve got to be an idiot to be celebrity and use Twitter. You wake up in the morning when you’re sober and your career is over!” You do though have to wonder what else he said that pissed people off. I don’t remember anything, but perhaps he regrets issuing a playful challenge to beat The Raid.
Sly also said that ”You’ve got to be really, really careful. You think you’re a genius up there in the middle of the night and you wake up an idiot.” I still wish Sly got into the whole online business as much as Arnold or Vin Diesel, but the awesome movies will do just fine.