Napster founder and Facebook founding president Sean Parker lashed out at the movie The Social Network at a conference in Europe, calling it “a complete work of fiction.”
As you can see in the video above (skip to 5:20 for this part), Parker admires the production values of the film, but objects to the way his character was portrayed. He particularly dislikes 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. And I mean, that’s just rude. This guy in the movie is a morally reprehensible human being.”
In an interview three months ago, Zuckerberg wouldn’t say whether he liked the film or not, but thought its audience size was minuscule compared with Facebook’s: “We build products that 500 million people see… If 5 million people see a movie, it doesn’t really matter that much.