The Word: Vin Diesel thinks Facebook owes him
Vin Diesel has a bone to pick with Facebook. The “Fast & Furious 6″ star is taking credit for making celebrity pages popular on the social network, as he was one of the first movie stars to interact with his followers.
“Facebook used to ask me to come up to their office to explain what the f— I was doing and why I had so many fans. What was unique was I never let anyone do a post. I never let anyone post for me in the last four years,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “Facebook really owes me billions of dollars, but whatever.”
The secret to Diesel’s Facebook success? He really (and I mean really) interacts with his Facebook fans. And Diesel’s fans (41,621,431 likes as of this writing) return the favor. They are known for creating truly amazing Vin Diesel Facebook art, many with “supposed” inspirational quotes by the actor superimposed over photos of him (see above). He calls these superfans “Vinangels, Vingypsies and the various nomadic tribes of the Underverse.”
In other news, Vin Diesel is a total weirdo. I love it. Did I say 41,621,431 fans? Make that 41,621,432, please.