Who puts the MAN in Batman? Not George Clooney, according to professional growler Christian Bale. Bale tells WSJ magazine this week that Clooney, who basically enacted laws in Italy to protect his wedding from the paparazzi, should "shut up" and "stop whining" about privacy.

Bale explains:

It doesn't matter that [Clooney] talks about [the paparazzi]. It's like, "Come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it." I prefer not to whine about it.

After calling Cloons a whiner, Bale goes on to say that the paparazzi are out kill his own "dignity" and "humanity." So.

I was in Italy with my wife. I would go to work; she would leave the hotel. There would be a man who stood outside...and say the most obscene things imaginable to my wife...I know what he's after; he has a strategy there.

Am I able to say I'm not gonna give him that satisfaction of angry Christian Bale coming after this man? But equally, he's killing my humanity and my dignity as a husband if I do not, and he knows this. So you've got a choice.

Men are so dramatic.

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