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Alex Didn't Mean It, El Lay! Pettyfer Says He Was "Misunderstood" When Calling Los Angeles "Socially Disgusting"

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He's backtracking and rightfully so - we still maintain he isn't a big enough star to pull these kinds of antics and still have a career!

Last month, Alex Pettyfer put his gorgeous yet egotistical foot in this mouth when in his VMAN interview, he called Los Angeles "socially disgusting." He said a lot of other deplorable crap too, but considering that he wants to make it big in Hollywood, that was the part that stuck out for most people.

Well, last night at a Hugo Boss party in New York, Alex took a moment to the clear the air and clarify his comments. He explained that he really didn't believe that El Lay was a hellva rotten town, but that he was "misunderstood" by his interviewer. He explained:

"I love New York. I love L.A. too. I love both places. I don't think I was so much misquoted but misunderstood."

Uh-huh. Funny how he didn't exactly say how he was misunderstood.

Oh, and FYI: Alex also insisted that his conspicuously placed tattoo does not read "Thank You." It's actually a tattoo of his name, Alex. Wonder how that bit of information got lost in translation?

You'e still got a lot of work left ahead of you to get back into our good graces, Alex. We don't forget so easily, and neither do many other people in this town! Just saying!

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28 comments to “Alex Didn't Mean It, El Lay! Pettyfer Says He Was "Misunderstood" When Calling Los Angeles "Socially Disgusting"”

  1. 1

    This guy just goes by stereotypes.Seriously? LA does even have that many white people its mainly Mexicans.

  2. 2

    Umm, I don't know about you, but I like a man that tells it like it is and doesn't kiss ass on the way up. This dude is sexy as all get out and his outspoken nature makes even more attractive. Besides, what exactly did he say that wasn't true? LA IS socially disgusting. That's pretty much a fact. Alex isn't the first person to say it and he certainly wont be the last.

  3. 3

    I hope he falls off, his personality comes across as awful & arrogant

  4. Ouch! says – reply to this


    Big deal. L.A. IS socially disgusting.

  5. zooby says – reply to this


    Riiiight. Now he is saying that. His arrogant personality is such a turn off, and he's not even that good looking to be honest. Boring, bland blonde guy.

  6. zooby says – reply to this


    Re: bich45 – The more you know.

  7. 7

    He is young. Let's forget and forgive!

  8. 8

    please be quiet, perez.

    Everything that someone says almost always is taken out of context and misrepresented.
    Don't tell me you don't know that by now. It's Hollywood, and he's absolutely gorgeous!

  9. 9

    Good Gawwwwd, thats one HOT cover!

  10. 10

    I feel that he meant what he said but that his intention / the context was ambiguous. He appears aggressive in his opinions and arrogantly bold about voicing them. The PR backlash should present at small window of opportunity for him to learn humility before his brief opportunity at a long-term career is lost. Grace is always shown the pretty faces.

  11. 11

    Was that meant to be ironic Perez? Denying that L.A is 'socially disgusting' and then saying 'We don't forget so easily, and neither do many other people in this town! Just saying!'… Way to reinforce his point you moron. And since when do people care about being in your good graces. You really don't have any power in this town Mario, you reaaaaaally don't. Don't be so delusional.

  12. 12

    L.A. is socially disgusting! We lived there for 3 years with my husband's company and it was horrible. People wanted to know what we drove, who we knew and what private school our kids went to. We now live in the midwest with down to earth people thank the Lord!

  13. 13

    While I do think he's way too arrogant, I can't say that I disagree with him about LA being "socially disgusting". It is. It's a cesspool of ego and pretentiousness and plastic surgery.
    Now as for the tattoo…he got his own name tattooed near his dick? Lol…sorry, but that's really tacky.

  14. 14

    This is the problem with text. You obviously aren't able to interpret cues, such as sarcasm or humor. Alex obviously didn't mean that "socially disgusting" comment with malice - he's just telling the truth. If you would get your head out of your ass for two seconds and compare LA to other areas, you'd see it too. And the "thank you" tattoo was obviously a joke. You always misconstrue interviews and hold it against them, which just makes you look like an ass for holding a grudge for nothing.

  15. 15

    he was right!!! LA is gross, disgusting and dirty…culture NONE!!!
    he didn't need to backtrack…Catherine Zeta Jones has said the same thing about
    LA…it's sucks…ok to visit for a day or two then out of there!!

  16. Mac7 says – reply to this


    "You've still got a lot of work ahead of you to get into our good graces." "We don't forget so easily." Wow, Perez. I remember a time not too long ago that you asked everyones' forgiveness for the things you've done in the past (and I'm pretty sure that you've said a lot worse). I wonder how much you would appreciate it if everyone treated you the same way you're acting towards Alex. And I'm sure some people have treated you that way. And I'm also guessing that it hurt. So, why would you want to spread that around? What happened to "Love is Louder"? Not to say that his comment wasn't hurtful, but maybe you could try to consider his perspective of being misunderstood before judging his character.

  17. 17

    Perez, people forgave you more than once, didn't they? What's your problem with forgiving a nasty moth boy who is still too young to be cliche-ed by anyone? isn't it also a sort of bullying a younger less powerful co-celeb? just saying… LOLZ

  18. 18

    LA is full of gross fake people, NYC is entitled assholes. WHERE's the good place to live? really. i've lived in a lot of different states if the people aren't fake they are usually stuck up. genuine people are rare in big cities.
    find the few people you like and forget about the rest.

  19. 19

    Don't care about him, but LA is Socially Disgusting.

  20. 20

    His tattoo really does say Alex.. looked at it.. And it says Alex!

  21. RC says – reply to this


    Perez…Really? How long have you lived there? I thought Miami was your town. I have been following you since you started, watched you lose weight, move to LA. Come on now, you are just our little Miami boy. Don't get all Hollywood Insider on us. Your doing good, don't let your own ego over inflate and make you topple over. Who would I get my fun gossip from otherwise?????

  22. 22

    Mr Pettyfer isn't that big a star so who cares what he says if Melissa Newman had said the same thing nobody would've made a big fuss over it granted she was born and raised in LA New York & Conneticuit and is the middle daughter of ocar winning screen legends Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward also the most nominated couple in the history of the Golden Globes & Oscars 23 Golden Globes between them with 9 wins and 14 oscar nominations between them with 2 wins copetetive and Paul had two honorary oscars Life Time Acheivement and The Jean Hershalt humanitarian award of course his oscars were donated to the Newman's own foundation upon his death in September 2008

  23. 23

    He's expressing his opinion, which by the way, is shared my the majority of Americans. LA is a cesspool. What's the big deal, Perez? Did you come on to him and he turned you down? Why did you even bother to make this a story? Freedom of speech, not ass-kissing. Too bad, his handlers will most likely muzzle him now so he won't offend prominent media associates like Perez.

  24. 24

    Re: Average Jane – You seem to know a lot about this…had some time to reflect, Perez?

  25. 25

    this is why i don't like pretty boys. they play honest and loyal characters, but their true personality is shitty and concieted. i hope he loses a lot of his fan base due to his previous comments.

  26. 26

    Everyone is free to voice their own opinion. I think it's awesome he says what he wants and people can either eat it or leave it. What's done is done. I don't think he should kiss-ass to anybody! His "egotistical foot" may be a big one, but it shows pure confidence in his ability to be outspoken and not be afraid of it. Many people in this world are so scared and worried what others think of them and I am so glad that there is someone who is willing to put the bs aside, and say it like it really is. KUDOS TO PRETTYFACE! OH… one more thing: HE'S BEAUTIFUL. Not the most beautiful being on this planet.. but his sarcastic, egotistal confidence is a few of his traits that many men in North America truly lack.

  27. 27

    First of all I don't think Alex Pettyfer was misunderstood. I think the bloggers and the tabloid press WANTED to misunderstand him to get a scandalous headline..
    Secondly I'm surprised that so many people know that he is arrogant. Where did all you people meet him ?
    I don't assume you know from bloggers or the tabloid press that he is arrogant, because in that case it is true of course. Everything that is written by bloggers or in the tabloid press is at least 200 % true, but mostly 10,000 per cent ! *

    And here is how the information about his tattoo got lost in translation: All people living on the entire planet know that if somebody tells something strange or funny and winks at the same time he/she is telling a joke. Of course publicists don't know about that since obviously they are born as adults and therefore missed the kindergarten. That's why their communication abilities are limited. *

    The same with the c-word, which according to “Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth” Alex Pettyfer used to bash women. Some Americans say that the c-word in the US in contrast to the rest of the world is only used referring to women and therefore Americans do not know or understand any not gender-specific use of that word. What I don't understand is how Americans, for example, were able to understand the “Kick Ass”-movie, in which Cloe Moretz's character (Hit-Girl) uses the c-word as well, not gender-specific of course.

  28. 28

    Re: AimeeBee – What Perez forgot to mention is that the tattoo is his first name translated to Japanese and in Kanji-signs.