Dear Olivia Munn, You’re Not A Nerd Anymore

Olivia Munn is an interesting person in show business right now. “Interesting” because it’s hard to know whether to hate or love her. The freckled, charismatic former co-host of Attack Of The Show who went on to write a NY Times Bestseller  and star in her own (now cancelled) TV show.

She’s generally considered beautiful yet loves Star Wars and Trek, attends Comic-Con, and enjoys comic books and video games. Just, let’s get one thing straight, when you become famous and grace the covers of men’s magazines, you are no longer a “nerd.” Definition:

1. A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.

2. An intelligent, single-minded expert in a particular technical discipline or profession.

I like to think of dorks, nerds and geeks as misfits, and while people like Adrianne Curry, Olivia Munn and Andy Samberg look to banish the stigma behind the word, the everyday person is still at a mass disadvantage.

“I get so addicted to video games. I get really focused in on it and I cannot live the rest of my life. So If I get into any kind of first person shooter game, I’m done and you won’t see me. I’ll skip meetings and stuff to sit in and work on my video games.”

This FHM quote is certainly is entirely true, and I even relate to it, but it’s also aggravating. How much longer can Olivia Munn talk about being into things that are supposedly against the norm, but that many men may find attractive?

If she wasn’t famous, I wouldn’t mind. It just feels so intentional, so scripted, so tired. People already know these things, Olivia, what else are you about? Defaming Brett Ratner? Hmm…How about being funny?

4 thoughts on “Dear Olivia Munn, You’re Not A Nerd Anymore

  1. Just because someone is popular or good looking does not mean they can not be a nerd, if you believe that then you are perpetuating the derogatory version of the phrase. The correct definition is linked to the above where in a person obsesses over a topic or field, typically of the less mainstream variety although many of these topics have become mainstream through way of cult following such as star wars and star trek.


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