HomeTVHeroesHeroes Creator Apologizes For Calling Fans “Poor Saps” and “Dip****s” Luke Kerr November 26, 2008 Heroes 4 Comments Heroes creator Tim Kring is apologizing for calling fans "poor saps" and "dip****s." Here is his open letter to fans below. I need to strongly apologize for the slightly mangled quote of mine that is making it’s way around the internet. It was made while trying to explain the rise in DVR and online audience for the show. 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 dip****s who can’t figure out how to program their DVR’s”. (Or something close to that) 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 negative about our audience. No one cares more about the fans than we do at Heroes, and no one appreciates them more than me. We are grateful for whatever way people are finding our show. Now more than ever. I want to take this opportunity to say that I’m very sorry for this careless, lame remark. The best way to make it up to you is to live up to my promise that the upcoming episodes of the show are fantastic. I think you’ll agree we’re really on a roll and we couldn’t be more excited about the last four episodes of “Villains” and the upcoming volume, “Fugitives”, which we feel will be a huge hit with the audience. Thank you for hearing me out. Humbly Tim Kring If NBC wasn’t already worried Heroes sinking ratings I wonder if any apology would have been issued? 4 Responses season1217 November 26, 2008 He’s right. All us Heroes fans are poor saps and dip****s for still watching this clunker of a show. But I can’t help myself! I love Zachary Quinto! Log in to Reply ssjohn November 26, 2008 Maybe he should have said he is talking about the poor saps and Dip****s that actually care about the Nelsen ratings? Log in to Reply nOva November 26, 2008 Everytime I see something about heroes in my RSS feeds I think it says “Herpes”. Log in to Reply salem2005 November 26, 2008 Maybe he should talk about the poor saps and dips***s writing this year’s shows…I used to love Heroes, but this year it’s boring and stinks. I’m still watching hoping something good will happen, but so far, I’m not enjoying it much. No wonder the ratings are taking a dive. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.