• @ArtificialLink
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    1355 months ago

    I mean we all know what about clickbait and titles. The headline here is a perfect example. Because it makes it seem like Gary oldman wasn’t getting offers potentially for movies or didn’t have opportunities for movies. And he was worried about going under or not being able to support himself etc etc. But if you read the actual article, it’s made very clear that he wasn’t sparse for opportunity as an actor, but rather these movies gave him an opportunity to be with his children more while they were all going through a very rough time and still earn an income presumably to support their lifestyle and this is what he feels saved him personally.

    Gary oldman is a good dad. And it seems like he wanted to put that first and foremost. Which I think is wonderful. I was raised by a father who was given soul custody of his kids during a very messy divorce. And now that I’m older i can see how much sacrifice he made for me and my sister. Cool that gary oldman seems willing to do the same for his kids.

    • @whoisearth@lemmy.ca
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      15 months ago

      Asking a question as a separated dad which I think I know the answer to. I get my kids every other week. Outside of that I also take them one on one (I have 3 of which 2 are special needs) when it isn’t my week. I have no idea why my ex doesn’t do the same. She comments I never have alone time because I’m using my week off from them, but I love my kids and they deserve one on one time. They also never leave my house early when the week is up but they’re always eager to come to my house even when it’s not time to show up yet.

      I’ve always assumed it will pay off in the long run and they’re aware.

      • @wrekone@lemmyf.uk
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        45 months ago

        From one divorced dad to another… just keep doing what you know is right. Your kids will see it. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

      • @ArtificialLink
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        25 months ago

        As a kid who survived through this maybe not special needs. But a kid who’s arrived through this. The best you can do is just show them how much you love and care for them no matter what. That will mean the world to them. Also, just hope your ex-whaterver e isn’t a bitch who warps and twists your kid’s minds. Cuz I don’t say this lightly. My dad with the way the court systems are was not awarded full custody lightly. The court system in America very much prefers the mother. And my mother was a crazy psychotic bitch who made me go to a fucking two week inpatient facility because she fucked up my head so bad. But my dad is the greatest thing I’ve ever had and he is caring and he has sacrificed more than I think anyone will ever know. And for all of that I said the best you can do is just put love first. Because love is what ultimately prevailed for my father despite my mother’s twisted fucked up words

      • @ArtificialLink
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        355 months ago

        A lot are but it takes it outta context and twists his point slightly.

        • @WarmSoda@lemm.ee
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          -75 months ago

          "Thank God for ‘Harry Potter.’ I tell you, the two — ‘Batman’ and ‘Harry Potter’ — really, they saved me,

          That’s his exact quote. How long do you want the title, which is quoting him, to be?

          • Ech
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            315 months ago

            “Gary Oldman thanks Batman, Harry Potter for ‘saving’ his family life”.

            Accurate, informative, and shorter than the given title.

          • @asret@lemmy.zip
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            135 months ago

            I’d prefer titles that more accurately described the content - they don’t necessarily have to quote the content.

          • @hitmyspot@aussie.zone
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            105 months ago

            While you may be technically correct, a quote taken out of context can be misleading, as is the case here.

            They chose the quote to be the title for that purpose. That’s clickbait.

          • @ArtificialLink
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            65 months ago

            The title does not need to be a quote to give you information about the article. They use the quote out of context specifically to twist it slightly and get more clicks.