People worship Ryan Reynolds because he basically created Deadpool, a superhero that says the f- word and bangs chicks.
Being the coolest superhero is kind of like being the tallest eighth grader. You’re still only in eighth grade.
Anyways, the rogue Canadian bought Aviation Gin in Portland, Oregon and laid off a bunch of the factory workers. According to Wilamette Week, Reynolds bought a majority share in Aviation Gin. He will sit on Aviation’s board and serve as creative director for the brand.
Why? Because Ryan likes the gin. He said:
“About a year ago, I tried Aviation for the first time. Since that day, I’ve spent my time finding some way to infiltrate the company. I did this for one simple reason: it’s the best damn gin on the planet.”
So he basically impulse bought a distillery.
Ryan made a boatload of money executive producing Deadpool and Deadpool 2, out now. But does the Vancouver native and spouse of Blake Lively (and ex of Scarlett Johansson) really have Portland’s best interests in mind? I heard this story from a gentleman who worked in quality control and packaging at Aviation for five years. He said he implemented the machinery that would do his job right before getting laid off.
Talk about digging your own grave.
I feel Reynolds may be getting too big for his leotard. Remember, just because someone has a funny Twitter account and makes a fun movie does not mean they should own a company. Reynolds has marketing skills- he promoted Deadpool by giving interviews as Deadpool, and mastered “weird dad” Twitter, so creative director makes sense for him. But we don’t need to lay off employees, Ryan Reynolds. People drink craft gin because of the craft. Having mass- produced “craft” gin seems pretty counterproductive.
I’m boycotting Aviation Gin.