Richard Dreyfuss Blasts Zuckerberg, Brin at the Webbys [VIDEO]
Actor Richard Dreyfuss took an unexpected detour before his tribute to Steve Jobs at Monday night’s Webby Awards, taking a moment to criticize Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin.
“Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Brin,” Dreyfuss said, possibly confusing former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and company co-founder Sergey Brin, “if you’re going to take our privacy away from us, why don’t you tell us something private about yourselves? And if you change our world, why don’t you pay for it because it’s theft.” After the crowd reacted, Dreyfuss added, “You think I’m kidding? You know I’m not kidding.”SEE ALSO: Steve Jobs Honored in Star-Studded Webbys Tribute [VIDEO]
Dreyfuss then went on to discuss his relationship with Apple and Jobs. Dreyfuss said the company and Steve Jobs were looking for someone who represented the average Apple enthusiast. “My fans were smart Upper West Side college grads who would never get a date unless they did something brilliant,” said Dreyfuss. “So, I looked like I’d gone to college — which I didn’t — and I was in a sense a breathing metaphor for Steve Jobs’ constituency. It was one of two or three complements I got in my life that I will remember and think that I deserve.”