Mark Schultz, the real-life subject of Bennett Miller’s critically acclaimed movie“Foxcatcher” reportedly slammed the director via Facebook on January 1, reports Us Weekly.
"My story and my life are real," the former wrestler wrote in an account attributed to him. "I am a real human being. While I may have tweeted out of anger, I in no way regret standing up for myself, nor do I regret calling out the only other man who has had decision making power concerning my image and legacy these past years."
Channing Tatum portrays the 1984 Olympic champion. Initially Schultz supported the film since it first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May but he seems to have had a change of heart. In a series of now-deleted tweets he criticized the movie, pointing out inaccuracies between it and his book which the film was based on.
"YOU CROSSED THE LINE MILLER. WE'RE DONE. YOU'RE CAREER IS OVER. YOU THINK I CAN'T DO IT. WATCH ME," Schultz tweeted as reported by The Huffington Post. "Everything I've ever said positive about the movie I take back. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it." Schultz added: "I HATE EVERYTHING THAT SCUM TOUCHES. EVERYTHING!!!"
Later on Facebook Schultz reflected on his tirade: "I apologize for the harshness of my language, but I am firm in where I stand. I will gladly go to any lengths to protect and safeguard the integrity and truth of my story, my life, my character and my legacy. If that's not worth fighting over while I'm still alive, I don't know what is."