Bruce Campbell, who starred in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead series and has made cameos in nearly all of the director’s projects, including Spider-Man, shared a hilarious image on social media last night, seeming to be a CashApp scammer impersonating the filmmaker. It’s likely that the message is not an actual scammer, but a meme. Scammers often impersonate celebrities in order to catfish fans into sending them money, and the practice is so common, and often so easy to see through, that it has become a popular meme format, making a joke out of the practice by playing on things the celebrity is known for.
In this case, “Sam Raimi, the director” wants Target gift cards so that he can hire Tony Maguire to star in Spider-Man 4. It was apparently all going according to plan, until Kevin Fiegey pulled the funding. That seems pretty legit.
You can see the image below.
Boy, that Sam – always hitting people up for money. I will chip in, because I love Tony Maguire. pic.twitter.com/L6mgf2Gaf6
– Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) January 20, 2022
From the sound of it, this version of Raimi was trying to make a Spider-Man movie, funded my Marvel Studios, surreptitiously without the head of the studios finding out? No wonder that did not work; it’s a horrible plan. In any event, he needs those gift cards, and Raimi is helping him get the word out. After all, who does not love Tony Maguire?
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