Last week, “Heroes” creator and producer Tim Kring opened his mouth and firmly inserted his foot.Â The comments about fans who use DVRs to time shift the series as being “poor saps” or “d******s” set off a firestorm of controversy and reaction across the Internet.
In our most recent episode, the studio gang discussed Kring’s remarks.
Now, Kring is trying to make amends to the fans for what he called a “mangled quote.”
“It was made while trying to explain the rise in DVR and online audience for the show,” Kring said in an open letter to fans. “I was making the point that these platforms now offer a superior way to watch the show (without commercials, with extra content, commentary, at the audience’s convenience, etc.) And went on to say how it’s getting to the point where ‘watching the show on the air is relegated to the poor saps and dipshits who can’t figure out how to program their DVRs.’
“It was a boneheaded attempt at being cute and making a point. Instead, it turned out to be just plain insulting and stupid. I know now how it sounded, but I truly never meant to suggest anything bad about our audience.”
Kring went on to say that his focus now is on improving “Heroes.”
“No one cares more about the fans than we do at ‘Heroes,’ and no one appreciates them more than me,” Kring said. “We are grateful for whatever way people are finding our show. Now more than ever.”