July 15th, 2012 By Lindsey

“I think I was always bound to become two selves, if I wasn’t already. Now there’s this me, this public me, and I know that I have become two people. This is what I told the photographer before he took those photographs. Even my own name sounds like just someone I know.”
-Ryan Gosling, in Equire

I was planning on doing this for months now, but I finally decided to actually go trough with it. I decided to change our candid policy starting today. From now on I will not add the recent candids of Ryan in our gallery, because I don’t feel confortable with posting them anymore. I feel like the paparazzi are turning into stalkerazzi lately and Ryan seems to be really annoyed/angry with them (which I totally understand).

I know a lot of you are disappointed by this decision, because our candid section in our gallery is one of our most populair one but I feel like a fansite should be a site to support the career of someone and not his personal life. I will continue to post work related candids (on set photos and during public events) and I will keep the candids in our gallery we added so far.

I hope you guys understand my decision, and I hope you will keep visiting our site. We will continue giving you the latest news and updates on Ryan’s career. He has some really exciting project coming up! I feel like this is a positie step forward for the site, where we focus on his work and career. I will now focus on expanding our site content with in-depth information and such.

For those who still want to view his latest Candids be sure to bookmark and regularly visit Aurore’s Tumblr FYMcGosling and join Ryan’s FanForum board because they usually post the latest ones.

  • Lisa
    Posted on July 15, 2012

    Yay! So happy you made this decision. I felt a million times better about all my sites when I decided to go candid photo free. I understand that people like seeing celebs being “just like us” but I know it would irritate me to no end if I was constantly being photographed at the store/gas station/coffee shop, etc.

    OK, rant over. Just wanted to give major kudos to you for doing this. I wish and hope more sites do the same eventually.

  • Jess
    Posted on July 15, 2012

    As much as I love seeing lots of Ryan photos, this is definitely a good decision. Someone as talented as Ryan deserves to be judged only on his films, and I think sometimes the paparazzi intrusion can make some people forget about that, which is sad. I also think sometimes if you see too many candids of an actor it makes them less believeable on screen and less able to disappear into the character.

    You know how much I adore your site Lindsey – candids or no candids! This was a brave decision to make, and your site will continue to be the only quality resource for Ryan <3

  • Luciana
    Posted on July 15, 2012

    Kudos for you on doing it!! I do it on my sites and I feel better after my decision, because I can’t support the way paparazzi are working this days.

  • Giovanni
    Posted on July 15, 2012

    Great decision! I’ll keep visiting your site to get updates of upcoming projects :)

  • Joséphine
    Posted on July 16, 2012

    You made a very good decision and it proves that you are really interested in Ryan’s career. I admire this decision because you did it even if you know that you could lose a lot of viewers and you just don’t care ! I am following your site for months and I will continue this way :) I love and respect all the work you do on this site. Thank you for all the informations


  • alessandra
    Posted on July 16, 2012

    good decision, Ryan deserve our respect of his private life.

  • luke
    Posted on July 16, 2012

    I dont agree with you!
    I want to know about this personal life too.

  • Anne
    Posted on July 16, 2012

    This is a great decision. A fan site is definitely supposed to focus on the actor’s career and respect his/her privacy. I will keep checking it out.

  • Heike
    Posted on July 17, 2012

    I fully appreciate your decision – even though Ryan seems to be quite really nice guy it´s through his work he wants to be respected and measured – and: Hell! That´s a lot to give to other people… His private life has got to be his own, so I will keep visiting your site for updates on projects and interviews:-)

  • Astrochic
    Posted on July 17, 2012

    It seems like a great decision. However, if I can give an alternate perspective: we are all going to search ryan on the internet and look at whatever pops up. At least here we could see just the images and not read some silly fabricated story. It was always just the images. Now we will be looking at these images on Perez, or some other trash site and reading way too many fabrications. We like to see celebrities in their daily activities because it helps us decide who the phonies are. Not to be all holden caulfield, but if they say they care about the environment and we see them driving non hybrid SUV’s, we gotta wonder. If they support PETA and we see shock collars on their dog, we can decipher the genuine from the BS. A picture is worth more than a thousand words. Please reconsider. Thank you.

  • cia
    Posted on July 18, 2012

    soooooo. wer can one go for candids?

  • Lindsey
    Posted on July 18, 2012

    Thank you everyone for your understanding, it means a lot to me and it’s kind of a relief.

    For people who still want to see the canddis, I recommend visiting http://fuckyeahmcgosling.tumblr.com frequently :-)

  • Karen
    Posted on July 18, 2012

    Well done. I fully support your decision, it gives the site so much more integrity.

  • Barbara
    Posted on July 19, 2012

    sono d’accordo con la tua decisione di non invadere così violentemente la privacy di Ryan pubblicando foto relative ad ogni singolo momento della sua vita di uomo e non a quella di attore. Guardando quei pezzi di vita rubata e l’ espressione tirata sul suo viso pensavo proprio che non si sentisse più libero; libero di essere un uomo che si gode una passeggiata nella sua città, che vive la sua storia d’ amore con la sua compagna o semplicemente che si mangia qualche cosa in un locale
    Anche per questo lui è UNICO
    non è schiavo del suo successo ma lo vive come un lavoro, io vado in negozio e lui va su un set
    è un uomo meraviglioso sotto qualsiasi punto di vista lo si osservi

  • AC
    Posted on July 22, 2012

    good for you! i stopped checking out your site because i thought the candids were too intrusive. kudos to you for taking the high road! thank you for your positive contribution to our salacious society…

  • katie
    Posted on July 23, 2012

    I think it should depend on the candids. Some should be posted. If he is clearly being stalked thats different. It will make site views go down.

  • Isabelle
    Posted on July 28, 2012

    I totally understand, but I probably won’t be visiting the site as much. That’s kind of the only reason I come here.

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