Career Killer

Actor Steve Rannazzisi, known for his role ‘Kevin’ on The League made headlines this past week for a fake 9/11 story. He said he worked for Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of the South Tower and nearly escaped after the plane hit on September 11, 2001.

HIs near death experience caused him to move to Los Angeles and pursue his dream in becoming a comedian.

But it’s all a load of crap and it pisses me off to the depths of my core.

Rannazzisi was never employed with Merrill Lynch. Instead, he was working in a building in Midtown. After The Times came to him with evidence debunking his story and a day of deliberation he admitted he made it up. He went to Twitter after the story was published in The New York Times to publicly apologize.

The League is in its final season and I highly doubt Rannazzisi will be employed ever again, which I find as adequate punishment. Personally, it looks like he took his fabricated 9/11 experience and used it to his advantage to make a name for himself in Hollywood. Dis.Gus.Ting.

The story grinds my gears because I too was in NY when the World Trade Center was attacked, except I was in a town on the other side of the river in the Hudson Valley area. And after I moved out of state, I didn’t change my story to “in the city” or “in the towers” to seem more interesting (for lack of a better word).

I don’t bring the event up in conversation, because it’s not an experience I wish to brag about. It was a horrible day for the entire country. I know my story and those close know it too; I don’t need to prove to the world I was more affected than Jim or Jane. And it bothers me some schmuck used it to his advantage.

It’s a spit in the face to the families who lost loved ones.

Let it be a lesson, lies will eventually come to the light.

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