Owen Wilson Launches Awareness Campaign to Fight Comparisons to Ellen DeGeneres
November 15, 2012 | Satire
The Marley & Me actor decided to take action after years of confusion and disappointment from ardent DeGeneres fans. Wilson said he is approached at least 10-20 times a day by passersby who firmly believe he is the Emmy-winning host.
“These housewives ask me to do all sorts of crazy things,” Wilson remarked in his trademark drawl. “Even after I tell them who I am, they demand I dance with them and want me to give their best to Portia. I feel like I’m really letting them down, you know?”
The encounters also led to a bruised ego for Wilson, who turned to therapy to help him cope with his significantly lowered self-esteem. When psychiatric guidance proved to be an ineffective antidote for the man who had always prided himself on being nicknamed “The Butterscotch Stallion,” Wilson considered taking more drastic measures.
“One night, I clenched a bottle of Clairol’s Nice ‘n Easy Dark Brown 131 in my hand and almost pulled the trigger,” recalled Wilson. Thank God my brother Luke found me in time and talked me out of soiling my golden locks. It was then I knew I needed to find another way to fight this madness.”
The result: Owen Wilson Awareness Month, which kicks off in January 2010. Part of the aim of Owen Wilson Awareness Month is to recognize Wilson’s significant contributions to cinema, including his perfected take on the role of “Laid-Back Rascally Dude.” The Month will, of course, also highlight the differences between him and DeGeneres with an ambitious print and television advertising campaign underscoring Wilson’s bushier eyebrows and DeGeneres’ straighter nose.