Facebook founding president Sean Parker has yet again hit out against the movie The Social Network for portraying him as a morally reprehensible human being.
Parker, the founder of the short-lived Napster and the founding president of the now popular and ever growing social networking site Facebook, is portrayed as a conniving money-hungry person in the 2010 flick, in which his role is played by the singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake.
Parker's latest assault against the movie came during an on-stage interview at the DLD Conference 2011 in Munich.
He particularly mentioned the scene where he writes a check to Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
The part of the movie that frustrated me is actually the scene at the end where the character played by Justin Timberlake - who happens to have my name - basically writes a check to Eduardo - who I'm also, I consider Eduardo a friend of mine, and I'm one of the few people at Facebook who still interacts with Eduardo - and throws it in his face and has security escort him out of the building, he said before going on to argue against how he was negatively portrayed in the movie.
And I mean, that's just rude. This guy in the movie is a morally reprehensible human being, he added.
Parker, who is often associated with words such as genius and web oracle, was pushed out of Facebook in 2005 after being arrested for cocaine possession.
The Social Network was released on October 1, 2010. The drama narrates the story of the founding of the social networking site Facebook.
Even before the movie hit the theatres, Parker had voiced out his disapproval of the way he was portrayed. He had told Vanity Fair that he was not the cash-hungry, cold character shown in the movie.
In theaters this month, the movie purports to tell the story of Facebook's first year, partly by focusing on a darker side of Parker's persona. Justin Timberlake plays a suave, conniving Parker, who both in the movie and in reality was Zuckerberg's main mentor during Facebook's crucial early days. But as crafted by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Parker comes across as a pushy, greedy-and, yes, visionary-schemer, the Vanity Fair feature observed.