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Flea Flipped People Off At The 'Inside Out 2' Premiere

By Andrew Sanford | Celebrity | June 11, 2024 |

By Andrew Sanford | Celebrity | June 11, 2024 |


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It can be hit or miss when someone who is not usually an actor decides to try acting. Sometimes, it’s a great success. Dave Bautista comes to mind almost immediately. The hulking former pro wrestler has proven to be a talented and hard-working actor. People making that switch can also go poorly. Look no further than noted adulterer and racist Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan. Watching Hogan act was challenging, to say the least.

Wrestlers aren’t the only people to get into the acting game. Musicians do it frequently. The results can be just as varied. Occasionally, it feels like you’re watching someone who isn’t an actor, and they know it. Look at any role that Diddy played. Other times, acting goes part and parcel with the person’s skills, like Tom Waits. Other musicians have been acting all along and have honed their skills on screen for decades. Flea is such a person.

Flea has been acting professionally just as long as he has been playing music. His first credit as an actor is from 1983. His band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, didn’t officially form until 1984 (but the group had existed in other forms before then). It could be argued that Flea isn’t a musician turned actor but a multi-hyphenate superstar. Still, he’s a rocker through and through, hence his recent red carpet appearance.

Inside Out is a Disney animated film about personified emotions that dictate the actions of a young girl named Riley. It’s a family film! now, nine years later, it’s receiving a sequel. More emotions are developing in Riley, which means more actors. People like Maya Hawke, Ayo Edebiri, and Paul Walter Hauser have joined the cast. But there are plenty of returning cast members as well, and Flea is one of them.

At the premiere of the sequel, Flea tapped into his rocker side. While posing on the red carpet, the bassist waved, gave a thumbs-up, and flipped everyone off. It was apparently in jest but made for a hilarious photo op.

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Given that Disney is embracing an R rating for one of its biggest releases this summer, I doubt Flea will face any consequences. It’s not like he was flipping off anyone specific. He’s an actor with rockstar blood. If anything, they’re lucky he wasn’t just in his underwear.