Monday, October 5, 2009

Frank Warren Blasts PostRejects!

Check out this interview Frank Warren (aka "The PostSecret guy") gave to the Greenville MetroMix prior to one of his speaking events:

Q: What do you think about sites like PostRejects.com that sort of turn PostSecret inside out?

A: To be honest, PostSecret really wasn’t the first confessional site, and there certainly have been confessional sites since PostSecret, but I feel what none of them can really replicate is the relationship between strangers and myself that allows hundreds of thousands of people to share secret fears and hopes and humiliating stories and hidden acts of kindness in ways I’ve never seen anywhere else.

Don't hold back, Frank! Tell us how you really feel!

More on this controversy as it develops.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

That wasn't really very scathing... sounds like he doesn't really know what postrejects is, as this site isn't even about "connecting" with strangers, it's about taking the piss out of Frank Warren.

Fred J said...

I know for a FACT that Frank Warren knows about PostRejects. If he's pretending he doesn't that makes what he said like 110% more offensive.

Sure, I may be looting rejected secrets from his garbage and putting them on the internet, but still, he should have a little respect.

Anonymous said...

eI don't think his comments were even very harsh.
I think you are completely over reacting.

I would like this site more if they were actual rejects instead of just cards you made yourself like your website says.

mags said...

There's NOTHING more humiliating than this site!!!!!!!1111one

Frank Warren can shove it!

thevirus8792 said...

I don't think he gets it really. I don't understand exactly what he said anyway. I wonder if he understand this site is just a silly spin-off. And some people actually do share their secrets on here.

Anonymous said...

Frank Warren is a monster

elspeth said...

I love how first Frank says that there were other sites before him, and then that PostSecret is the ONLY place that understands the connection between the secret giver and the famous blog creator. PostRejects is a hilarious take off of the "serious" nature of PostSecret, so there, Frank :)

Anonymous said...

postrejects is my favourite antidote to the saccharine touchy-feely that is postsecrets.

go fred!

Tim P. said...

Honestly, I love both PostSecrets and this site. I think I understand what Frank is saying. I don't see his comment as blasting PostRejects at all; If anything, he is simply stating the seriousness of PostSecret and by recognizing PostRejects in any way, may diminish what PostSecret is all about. I believe that a lot of the PostSecret fans may not find the sense of humor here (unfortunately), so Frank might just be trying to protect them.

Anonymous said...

What's so "controversial" about that answer? If you really are stealing his trash at night, then Frank Warren is completely in the right by saying this. The postcards people send are meant for him, not you. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Wow, people are so dense.

Keep up the good work, Fred J. Some of us get it.

Anonymous said...

So what?

Sam said...

Team Jurgens!!!

Anonymous said...

LMFAO @ the commenter who seriously believes the author of this site steals postcards from Frank... ahahahahah!

Anonymous said...

Not really getting how this is offensive. He's not blasting PostRejects at all, he's just talking about there being other secret blogs...which I believe is being a little offensive to them because he's saying they aren't as good as his. But he's not 'blasting Postrejects'

Anonymous said...

"LMFAO @ the commenter who seriously believes the author of this site steals postcards from Frank... ahahahahah!"

What difference does it make? The fact remains that Frank wasn't "blasting" PostRejects. I think the author of this site should take that commenter's advice and get over himself.

Anonymous said...

Frank stole my baby!




















P.S, you are all thick.

caitlin said...

there are very lighthearted post secrets out there. not all of them are saccharine and touchy-feely. a lot of them are like the ones on this site, in fact.

JUST saying.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with that comment.

Anonymous said...

Frank Warren is God.
Enough said.

Anonymous said...

*facepalm* I think the point of the post was that Frank wasn't blasting at all?? Hahahaha?

Dood. U guyz r slow.

Kelly Enigma said...

This whole thing is absolutely hilarious.

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