This is Joel's newest response from his official FB site to the Kony video after people made him aware of it but also posted other facts about this whole thing afterwards.
"In my opinion, the Kony viral video was impressive in how it showed a smart, creative way to tackle world issues by using the methods of a viral hype. I do want so say there is a lot that I don't like about this video, especially the way that they seem to promote themselves as much or ever more than the awareness for Kony. There is also a bad taste of post-colonialism running through it- partly shown by the lack of Ugandan voices being heard. That being said, I think this is going to be a very affective campaign to popularize the awareness of this atrocious man and help lead to his arrest."
Joel's movie Lola Versus will be at Tribeca Film Festival. Ejm, please can you keep your eyes open if Joel is attending. Maybe you can take a pic of him. lol
"Lola Versus, directed by Daryl Wein, written by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Greta Gerwig stars as Lola, a New Yorker who gets dumped by her fiancé mere weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Hamish Linklater) and Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones), Lola embarks on a series of unexpected encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30. Daryl Wein (Breaking Upwards) infuses this story of the post-breakup spiral with humor and authenticity. A Fox Searchlight Pictures release."
So a friend of mine came over from Sweden and we had a little disagreement about the pronunciation of Joel's last name.
I said in Sweden you pronounce it as Shinnaman, but the correct pronunciation should be Kinnaman. His dad is American and therefore it's Kinnaman.
She disagreed and said that his dad might be American but of original Swedish origin. That's why his name should be pronounced as Shinnaman.
So who's right?
Btw, of course we totally agreed about the hotness of this guy.
Well in Swedish interviews people announce/approach him as Yoel Kinnamaan (that's the pronunciation). But I agree with the American dad theory. It should be Kinnaman not Shinnaman. Never heard of his dad having Swedish origin. I thought he went to Sweden because it was one of the only countries that does not extradite deserter given the US was after him.
Maybe we should ask him at the premiere in August and be like, "Joel sweetie (as if we were buddies), would you mind giving us pronunciation and tongue lessons on your last name? We're having a serious debate over the fact that we don't know how to approach you the right way."
Btw, I mean Kinnaman is way easier than Skarshgoard.
Both him and his sister pronunciate it the American way.
They know better than your friend what their name is.
And his dad is American, not of Swedish origin.
I totally agree with you but we also know that Alex isn't pronouncing his name the right way either. He makes it easier for the Americans.
But on the other hand you also said his sister is saying it this way and she's mostly in Sweden. So yeah just wanted to add that.