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North Carolina Man Arrested For Renting ‘Freddy Got Fingered’

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Well… sort of.

Remember Freddy Got Fingered? Remember when somebody thought it was a good idea to give Tom Green his own movie? Here’s a quick taste:

Okay, that’s enough. That’s why you remember Freddy Got Fingered, if you remember it at all.

But a man in North Carolina now remembers it for a much more serious reason:

Wow. Talk about blaming the victim! Sure, the guy made a mistake almost 15 years ago, but it shouldn’t haunt him for the rest of his life.

Tom Green, who couldn’t get arrested in Hollywood after making that movie, is dismayed:

I know. I can’t believe anybody rented it either.

And Green wants to help, as long as it doesn’t cost too much:

On Wednesday night, Meyers received a call from Green, the writer-director-star of “Freddy” who reached out after Meyers’ friend shared the story with him on Twitter, according to The New York Daily News…

The 44-year-old comedian told the Daily News that he could put in a good word with the court or even help out financially as long as the outcome doesn’t involve an outrageous sum.

“If it’s 200 bucks of course I’ll pay it for him, just for the principle of the thing,” Green said.

I’m not sure why Tom Green has $200 to spare, but that’s generous of him.

There aren’t many reasons to enjoy living in 2016, but one of them is that you don’t need to go to a video store to rent Freddy Got Fingered. Now you can rent it at Amazon, because it’s your own money and you have to learn from your own mistakes. You don’t need to rewind it, you don’t need to return it, and most importantly, no one ever needs to know.