Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos is not down with Silver Linings Playbook. He thinks its representation of bipolar disorder, which Angelakos suffers from, is total B.S. and pure exploitation. He went on a little Twitter rant, criticizing the film and Hollywood for their newfound fascination with the national issue. If only he didn’t come off like such a little brat while doing it. At times, he only engaged with people that agreed with him. Via Spinner:
When a fan pointed out the film’s director David O. Russell had a son with bipolar disorder Angelakos was quick to reply.
“So?” he said.
“It’s very much in right now — in Hollywood, mind you — to use mental illness as a way to bring added drama or almost entirely all drama to piece,” the singer continued in a string of tweets. “Be it TV or film, it’s lazy and usually, perhaps inadvertently, regressive. That being said, it has to exist in some capacity for discussion. Lets allow Hollywood to dramatize so there can be backlash/discussion. See, insurance companies barely recognize mental illness as health.”
However, after more exchanges, Angelakos began to cool off. He eventually brought it to a close.
“Okay, really. The director, cast and intention all great,” he tweeted. “Depiction of mental health questionable. That’s it.”