Jared Leto’s “F**k Em” Comment Regarding Suicide Squad Was Misinterpreted

The internet was set ablaze yesterday when reports surfaced that pointed to Suicide Squad star Jared Leto having some very choice words for Warner Bros. As if often the case with these things, it turns out that it was all just one big misunderstanding, with the real story now coming to light.

The owner of the Tumblr page where the video of Leto was posted has come forth to offer up an explanation of what really happened, saying that the actor’s words were taken out of context and blown up into something that they weren’t meant to be.

Here’s the explanation in full:

1) I think it’s highly problematic a media outlet such way [sic] Batman-News.com is sourcing someone’s impressions posted on a tumblr account as some sort of fact – when no direct quotes from Jared were ever posted.

2) The 9 second “[frick] em” snapchat video had been posted identifying that that was Jared’s response to his contract asking he not rock climb while filming. That was all it was in regards to. If a media outlet wants to take it out of context to get people to click on an article that has no direct basis beyond someone’s impressions – that’s on them.

3) It’s no secret Jared feels disappointed in what ended up being the theatrical release of Suicide Squad. He’s discussed this repeatedly in interviews during the promotional tour in London. This is the same sentiment he shared in moments during Camp Mars – however he did say he had a lot of fun creating the joker and needs more joker as well.

4) I never meant or wanted my impressions over hearing Jared’s disappointments in the Suicide Squad editing to be taken out of context. It was interesting to hear him be so honest and open and while I captured 16 seconds of that particular moment on snapchat and shared it – there were dozens of people in that room videotaping minutes and possibly the entire event – as a request had never been made to not record it.

If that request had been made – I never would’ve recorded a second of it. I personally just really loved his vibe in that second, being about following his passions no matter what, that I wanted to share it.

The fact this has happened has made me very apprehensive over sharing any additional impressions or thoughts on Camp Mars. Which is unfortunate because it was a very entertaining weekend, Jared was lovely & lively, and I wanted to discuss so much.

Batman-News.com were the ones who first broke the story, as mentioned above, and after that it spread like wildfire around the web. Though it was questioned almost immediately, with some people calling bullsh*t, we now know that it was indeed a misunderstanding and that Leto was simply joking around and not trying to bad mouth the studio.

That being said, we do know that the actor was disappointed with how much of the Joker was left out of the film. It’s unfortunate, too. Some fans may have not been pleased with how the performance ultimately turned out, but many people were happy with what Leto did with his limited screen time and are excited to see the character return in the future.

Regardless, it’s good to know that the comments from yesterday were simply taken out of context and as of now, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing more from the Clown Prince of Crime in the inevitable Suicide Squad sequel.