Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Celebrity Tribute Video

I have a feeling that most of you have already heard about this story, but I wanted to add my two cents.

Several years ago, a guy named Ryan McHenry made a Vine video called “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal” which mashed up a video of the celebrity Ryan Gosling refusing to eat a spoonful of cereal that repeatedly comes towards his mouth.  It is mostly just a silly little thing, but a lot of celebrities would be worried about defending the trademark on their faces and would ask the creator to take it down.  Not that this particular video is bad, but because if you don’t protect your face in some situations, it can hurt your ability to defend it in other cases when you might really want to.

But he didn’t.  He acted much more like people should in a more socially sane, legally less paranoid world.  But recently, he made me proud in a way that celebrities rarely do these days.  Ryan McHenry found out that he was suffering from osteosarcoma (bone cancer) soon after the Vine video. He fought the disease and raised a lot of money for research.  But recently, he succumbed to the disease and passed away. 

In response Ryan Gosling made a tribute Vine showing himself finally eating his cereal.

That’s the way it should be!