Giving us the creeps?
Blog Guy, last week you wrote about an opinion poll naming Casey Anthony the “most hated person in America.”
No, just a subset of the same poll. Her 57 percent creepy quotient puts her right above O.J. Simpson, who scores a 56.
Did the poll find anyone creepier than Casey Anthony?
Only one person. Musician Marilyn Manson, who is practically off the charts creepy.
But aren’t being creepy and hated kind of similar?
Not always. The E-Poll Market Research folks tell me there are generally two types of creepy people. Those who are perceived as spooky – like author Stephen King and director West Craven – and those who are perceived as actual creeps, like Anthony and Simpson and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Those on the spooky side of the creepy list may actually be very well-liked.
Then why did you go out of your way to use a shot of Stephen King looking like a real creep?
Come on, could you pass up that shot?
Who else do Americans think is very creepy?
Would it surprise you if I said actor Mickey Rourke or Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards?
Not exactly. His creep factor is just 27 percent, but it’s higher now than it has ever been. The bottom line on Trump is, if more than a quarter of the people who recognize you would wait for the next elevator, that’s creepy enough in my book.
Combo left: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich leaves the Dirksen federal building after his arraignment hearing in Chicago, April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Frank Polich
Combo right: U.S. singer Marilyn Manson gestures during a news conference in Vienna, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Left: Best-selling author Stephen King in a 1970 file photo. REUTERS/Handout
Right: Actor Mickey Rourke arrives for a news conference in Hollywood, California March 30, 2009. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus
Bottom left: Property investor Donald Trump poses with former Miss Universe Beauty Queens in New York, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jamie Fine