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Joel Siegel walks out on Clerks II; Kevin Smith fights back

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 20th 2006 11:31AM
Kevin Smith and Joel SiegelWhen I read the story, published yesterday by the NY Post's Page Six, that Good Morning America film critic Joel Siegel vocally walked out of a screening of Clerks II after 40 minutes, I thought it was quite a strange one. He apparently couldn't deal with repeated references to hiring a woman to perform certain acts with a donkey. It left me and the rest of America wondering: It's a Kevin Smith movie! What the hell was he expecting? I mean, I've seen just about every one of his movies, and the references Siegel walked out on seem mild compared to ... well, the first Clerks (a movie Siegel loved), which had, among other things, one of the characters having sex with a dead guy (off-camera, of course).

Smith, who admits to obsessing over reviews, ripped Siegel on his MySpace blog, then confronted him on the "Opie & Anthony" radio show yesterday, calling what he did "unprofessional". TMZ has the audio of the shouting match, where Siegel doesn't realize he's even talking to Smith until a few minutes into the argument.

[via Pop Candy]

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