SOME QUOTES FROM VULTURE'S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FAT JEW
Because I like to give credit where credit is due, full link: http://www.vulture.com/2015/08/exclusive-interview-the-fat-jew.html?mid=facebook_vulture
- •It's important to note that Instagram — social media in general — is just a part of what I do. It’s not the focus. I've got White Girl Rosé, I've got a book coming out, I've got plus-size modeling, I've got all kinds of different stuff happening.
- •I come from a writing background. That was my genesis. I've been doing moronic stuff since before social media existed. I was sitting in hot tubs full of pasta, and interviewing rappers about whether they liked sleepovers and making them uncomfortable.
- •Like Ben Parker, Spider-Man's uncle, said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” I can't believe I'm actually using that quote, but it really is true. I don't think I realized how much my voice was resonating.
- •Again, Instagram is just part of a larger thing I do. I have an army of interns working out of the back of a nail salon in Queens. We have so much stuff going on: I'm writing a book, I've got rosé. I need them to bathe me. I've got so many other things that I need them to do.
- •I've consistently maintained that I'm a commentator. I'm a curator. I'm at the forefront of what's cool and what's hot and what's funny.
- •In that Katie Couric interview, I talk about how some of it is being submitted by Ukrainian teenagers. But also, I do make original content all over the place. I made a video about teaching homeless people to take spin classes. I do rapper interviews. I've been sitting in hot tubs of guacamole for years.
- •I'd been doing prank phone-calls for years, I auditioned for the Jerky Boys movie. I've been ordering ridiculous things from the bodega guy for years. It's all part of my performance art, and fun.
- •You have to understand that the internet is like this giant Jacuzzi of insanity, and it's just filled with so much stuff. I would never take someone's name off something. That's not who I am or what I'm about.
- •I was drinking a daiquiri nude and looking at the internet, and honestly, I didn't know where it came from.
- •That was a joke that I'd heard. I heard it, and it was funny, and I wrote it down. The internet was a different landscape then. It didn't feel like things were researchable.
- •I'm very on the cutting-edge of the internet. I'm up on a lot of the newest shit first. So, if I didn't realize all this about attribution and sources, there are probably other people who also don’t. I'd like to set the standard.