Haley Joel Osment is a fat Nazi?
That might be the first thing that crosses your mind when you see these leaked pictures. However, you have to keep in mind that they are actually photos of Haley Joel Osment in character on the set of an upcoming Kevin Smith-directed film, Yoga Hosers.
Many people might remember Haley Joel Osment from his lengthy career as an adorable child actor. From such memorable supporting roles as the son of Forrest Gump to the leading roles in movies like The Sixth Sense and AI: Artificial Intelligence. Haley Joel Osment was able to build a cinematic foundation for himself in somewhat cute, family-friendly roles.
It is apparently clear that he is eager to shed that child star image and reputation as quickly as possible – especially by playing the role of an overweight Nazi in Yoga Hosers. Keep in mind that it is directed by Kevin Smith, so chances are that the last thing you will think about when you see Haley Joel Osment in character is “cute and cuddly.”
As soon as the pictures of Haley Joel Osment on set leaked online through such media outlets as E! Online and Mirror, the reaction that many people had seemed to focus on just how terrible he looks in comparison to how he used to look as a child. For example, the headline of the image gallery on Mirror is, “This Kid from the Sixth Sense Looks Bloody Terrible.”
And that is nowhere near as brutal as some of the reactions that have been posted on Twitter:
— Big Hush (@BigHushofTX) September 10, 2014
— ross bilodeau (@rossfromboston) September 10, 2014
— Shaunie Million (@ShaunieMillion) September 10, 2014
— Michael Myatt (@_mmyatt) September 10, 2014
I see fat people. #haleyjoelosment
— Taylor Dorsett (@Taylor_OCD) September 10, 2014
— Dan Myers (@DanLouisville) September 10, 2014
As you can see, many people were not afraid to pull punches without even taking the time to consider whether or not he gained this weight for a role (as so many other actors have been required to do over the years.) On the other side of the spectrum, Haley Joel Osment had quite a few people come to his defense (sorta) as well:
Why are people shocked that someone looks different now from how they looked when they were a child?! #haleyjoelosment
— Rhiannon (@eskimo_kisses) September 10, 2014
Shout out to #HaleyJoelOsment for representing the moon faced. It’s about time we had an effect on something besides the tides.
— Joseph Sullivan (@JoeSully25) September 9, 2014
Does the fact we’re now fat-shaming a male former child star mean we’ve reached a golden age in gender equality? #HaleyJoelOsment
— Mike (@MKChiWriting) September 10, 2014
What do you think about Haley Joel Osment and his on-screen transformation? Are you looking forward to seeing him shed his boyish reputation and take on a much more mature role as an actor?
[Image Credit: Daily Mail]