Highlights of Hugo Schwyzers August 9 Twitter Breakdown
Some of you might have heard, or read, that a semi-famous attentionwhore aka Hugo Schwyzer suffered an online meltdown on Twitter yesterday. In case you don’t know much about Hugo Schwyzer or his latest public breakdown, the next three links might be helpful.
His original “manic” tweets can still be seen on his account at @hugoschwyzer, if you are so inclined. But why go through all that trouble when I have copied the best ones for you guys. So, without further ado, here are his most revealing tweets arranged from the chronologically newest to oldest with a little extra commentary from yours truly.
I suffer from bipolar disease with psychotic features. But I do not think that truth erases the harm I have done. It puts in a context. 4:36 PM – 9 Aug 13
Sure, whatever you say Hugo.
When I quit the Good Men Project, I timed the announcement for maximum effect. I was such a manipulative jerk. 12:56 PM – 9 Aug 13
Unlike all those other times you were not?
I’ve been carrying the weight of so much, and then to carry the weight of so much dislike from so many of you was too much. 12:55 PM – 9 Aug 13
No, you got caught in your own web of lies. If you hadn’t been caught, none of this would have happened.
I lied about being sober as long as I was. I had relapsed before. 12:54 PM – 9 Aug 13
Who is surprised?
I am so sorry I wrote that terrible piece about my ex who was a lesbian. 12:53 PM – 9 Aug 13
The one you tried to kill? or the one you.. never mind.
That OK Cupid piece? Ally Foggg was right. I just wanted to look cool. 12:53 PM – 9 Aug 13
Are you referring to this masterpiece? No One is Entitled to Sex: Why We Should Mock the Nice Guys of OkCupid
I’m sorry that I kept mocking socially awkward men as creeps as a way of making myself look better. 12:52 PM – 9 Aug 13
Then again, most PUA and game bloggers are no different.
I am just so sorry. I am just so sorry. I lied and manipulated and cheated so many of you. 12:48 PM – 9 Aug 13
Who is surprised? really?
I did such awful things but I also wanted to belong to your community so badly. But my neediness and my stupidity pushed you away. 12:44 PM – 9 Aug 13
Which community? or maybe you just wanted to get into yet another hot, young and adoring piece of ass?
I did promote others but I secretly wanted to be THE male feminist. 12:41 PM – 9 Aug 13
Is anyone still surprised? Anyone?
Yes, I threw a lot of people under the bus. 12:41 PM – 9 Aug 13
Once again, that is common knowledge.
Oh, and the folks who are angry at me right now? Of course they know this is too little too late. 12:34 PM – 9 Aug 13
It has always been a little too late.
Being microinfamous sucks. 12:27 PM – 9 Aug 13
Ya, you won’t get that big book deal about how you finally saw the light.
Or find a better way of doing it because I did deserve it. I was a shitty writer and I was a fraud and I did try to kill my ex. 12:26 PM – 9 Aug 13
We already knew that, but it is nice to hear it from your own mouth.
The point is simple and clear and sane. I have been a self-aggrandizing fraud from day one. @studentactivism will tell you. 12:20 PM – 9 Aug 13
Come on, is anybody surprised by this ‘revelation’?
THIS IS REALLY ME. Hugo Benedict SChwyzer, born 1967, PhD UCLA. 12:17 PM – 9 Aug 13
So yes, I sexted with a hooker. Yes, I wanted to have my students watch me screw James Deen. 12:17 PM – 9 Aug 13
Doesn’t that go against what you used to write and teach. Then again, academics are among the biggest hypocrites.
My diagnosis, by the way? Bipolar disease with psychotic features plus BPD. 12:15 PM – 9 Aug 13
It is too bad that being a CONman is not yet a recognized psychiatric diagnosis.
I loved being the most notorious bad boy male feminist out there. 12:13 PM – 9 Aug 13
And I mocked the suffering of abuse survivors who were triggered by my work. 12:11 PM – 9 Aug 13
PUA and game blogs are no different, so you are in good company.
I’m a monstrous hypocrite. 12:10 PM – 9 Aug 13
We all knew!
…that I was sleeping with a 23 year-old. And sexting a 27 year-old. Not my students at least. 12:10 PM – 9 Aug 13
Surprisingly, that is actually an improvement over your past.
I cheated on my wife and pretended to be reformed. I wrote an article in the Atlantic condemning age-disparate relationships the same week. 12:09 PM – 9 Aug 13
Who finds this shocking or out of character? Does even your wife find that shocking? Come on..
I fucked porn stars I met through my classes. 12:06 PM – 9 Aug 13
Ya, we kinda guessed that.
If youo think these tweets are off, you’re so wrong. AT LAST the authentic Hugo. He’s here! No mask. 12:05 PM – 9 Aug 13
Is there a real human being underneath there? somewhere?
I appropriated the language of redemption, I knew which buttons to push, I used sex and charm and whiteness and it usually worked. 12:04 PM – 9 Aug 13
Yup, we know you are clever.
I built a brand (remember “off-brand”) on being something completely false to get approbation. 12:01 PM – 9 Aug 13
Is anybody surprised??
I am so so sorry that I let myself be like this. But I wanted atttention so f-ing bad. This was all about attention. 12:00 PM – 9 Aug 13
No, it was about more opportunities for sex with your students, groupies and hookers. Wanting attention is just a polite word for that.
I made my writing all about me. I centered my pain and my cock. and I sold it to you. 11:58 AM – 9 Aug 13
It was rather obvious to most readers of your dribbles and diatribes.
Which is how I got the gigs I got. I learned clickbait. Sometimes I fucked my way into a gig. 11:56 AM – 9 Aug 13
Am I the only one who is not surprised by this?
And yes, I networked like a motherfucker to get promoted. 11:55 AM – 9 Aug 13
Like every other academic. Welcome to the sophistic whore club!
I was never qualified to teach any gender studies courses. I talked my way into all these gigs. 11:55 AM – 9 Aug 13
If it makes you feel any better, so did everybody else.
I read a little bit about porn, and figured out how to make it a fun circus for all. 11:48 AM – 9 Aug 13
I read one book of Kimmel’s and made myself an expert on men and masculinity. 11:48 AM – 9 Aug 13
And that would be Jimmy Kimmel the comedian? Great..
I then built a career as a well-known online male feminist on fraudulent pretenses. My mania let me talk a good game. 11:46 AM – 9 Aug 13
Is that what they call lying these days?
My expertise is British medieval church history. I had no business teaching feminism, however well I may have taught it. 11:45 AM – 9 Aug 13
On the bright side, both are very subjective. You can make up any bullshit that sounds ‘right’ and nobody is wiser.
So the real story you all missed is that I talked my way into teaching women’s studies on the basis of 2 undergrad courses only. 11:43 AM – 9 Aug 13
Like most brown-nosing academics.
Oh, and here is his last tweet before the ‘manic’ episode. Note the date on this one.
It’s time for me to take an extended hiatus from social media and public writing. Looking forward to a long break and the next adventure. 6:46 PM – 17 Jul 13
So there you have it.. the latest attempts by attentionwhore extraordinaire Hugo Schwyzer to drum up some sympathy for him. Might write more about it in the near future.
What do you think? Comments?