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Sean Parker says ‘journalists created caricature of me.’

Sean Parker, the high profile founding president of FaceBook was at the eG8 Forum in Paris yesterday and he faced some interesting questions.

He was asked about Justin Timberlake’s portrayal of him in the Social Network. He said “The irony lies in the fact that I’m also one of the victims. I was abused and maligned by the media, largely the Internet media. Largely by unaffiliated bloggers with no standard of journalistic ethics who created this caricature of me.”

“I watched as this character emerged week after week, whose antics were in some ways as entertaining to me as anyone else. I had my identity commandeered by the blogosphere and Twitter and Facebook.

Sean Parker (inset) and Justin Timberlake playing his role

My first instict was to withdraw. But what I realized was that my salvation was to embrace it: to publish more. We live in a world where reality is fiction and vice versa. In America, celebrities live entire fictional lives, and that life to readers of tabloids is more real for them than reality.”

KitGuru says: We do indeed live in a world where reality is fiction

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