William Shatner ‘horrified’ by racist, sexist posts on Reddit

No, William Shatner isn’t writing off the entire Reddit community, but he’s also not jumping at the chance to take part in one of the site’s famous AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” sessions. As Twitchy reported, Shatner dropped in on the Redditors unannounced last week to get a feel for the place and found it pretty confusing.

He does know he’s describing the entire Internet, right? Reddit’s not up to Shatner’s standards just yet, so the site will have to settle for those not so easily put off by the racism and sexism. Like this guy, for example.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.


    “I want…people…to send me…an electronic…telegram…”

    “Make it…pithy. With…name and planet,..if you plan…to opine.”

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Your Bill Shatner sounds like Bill O’Reilly lol

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Not mocking you either, just a funny observation

    • Paladin

      That was awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    Reddit, is most definitely, not a place for the faint of heart. There are some educational and/or entertaining /r/’s. Most of your time, however, will be spent interacting with 18-30 year olds, that think they know everything and have no redeeming moral or social value.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yes, 18-30 year olds that act like 8 year olds although I would say it is more like 18-45 year olds.

  • Anyone00

    I would recommend to Mr. Shatner to never go on 4Chan.

    • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

      ah, dang it!
      you got here first

  • digitalPimple

    Reddit is a toilet.


    As a Trekkie/fan of the original series, I’m glad to see Bill as busy as Betty White–both from the golden age of tv.

  • Samh09

    Mr. Shatner! Mr. Shatner! Would you like to hear my impression of you?

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Welcome to the internet Mr. Shatner, apparently you are learning what most people did around 1997.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    He’s dead, Jim.

  • disqus_5xxfKXIriT

    “Get a life! Move out of your parents basement”!

    They need to hear it again Bill.

  • BeeKaaay

    OK, so he goes to a toilet and complains about the smell. Nothing new here.

  • $27789750

    And he can’t figure out that that’s exactly why the internet is so appealing?