Alex Pettyfer's thankful crotch and Hollywood bashing: Just pulling our chain?

Oh, we love ourselves a bad boy, don't we? "I Am Number Four" star and ex-boyfriend to "Glee's" Dianna Agron, British actor Alex Pettyfer, just did a revealing article for VMan magazine, which has Hollywood all in a tizzy.

Apparently, he has a less than favorable take on the town and industry, which we don't entirely disagree with him on. But, the Brit may have the last laugh after the Hollywood media's  mass condemnation of his statements. 

After a closer inspection (granted, we haven't seen the entire interview yet), we think Pettyfer is just pulling our chain:

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On having "Thank You" tattooed above his crotch: "In case I forget to say it," he apparently says with a wink. Ah, that wink says it all. After further digging, we found that the tattoo is most likely just his first name in Japanese characters. Compare and contrast above.

Silly media.

On Los Angeles: "It's still a s--t hole," Pettyfer says. "I think it's this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it's fantastic, but socially it's disgusting. I wish they'd run all the c--ts out."

We hate to defend the use of the C-word, but in this context we don't believe he's referring to women as the media has deduced. One of our staff anglophiles tells us that the Brits use the word to refer to d-bags in general. Notice, we're not defending Los Angeles.

On his chosen profession: "Being an actor is like being in prison," he says. "You go, you serve your time, you try and replicate Johnny Depp's career and then you move to Paris."

We're sure Depp takes this as a compliment and Pettyfer means it as such. 

Though, if he ever does find himself in a real prison, we'd suggest Pettyfer not tell the inmates his tattoo means "Thank You."
Photo/Video credit: Vman Magazine