Robert Downey Jr. Out of Touch With Fans in Latest Project

Robert Downey Jr. has long been in the spotlight. One of the highest paid celebrities today, RDJ has seen it all from the bottom to the top of the world, but it seems he has lost touch with the reality of many of his fans.

RDJ as Iron Man, who uses the Infinity Stones to rip Thanos from existence.
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

Born to a filmmaker father and an actress father, Downey grew up surrounded by substance abuse and addiction, an environment and struggle that would accompany him for most of his life. In the 1980s he was successful as an actor before his career came to a standstill in the late 90s due to addiction and several arrests. He lost his job, his wife took their son and left him, and he was broke before finding sobriety and success again in 2002. His biggest break in acting came in 2008 with the premiere of iron manand is now a popular actor and household name.

Robert Downey Jr and Rachel McAdams in Sherlock Holmes
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

RDJ announced that he would be retiring from Marvel following the death of Iron Man Avengers: Endgame (2019). Since then, he has implemented several projects, but it is his latest streaming series that draws criticism from some of his fans. Downey’s dream cars premieres on Max next month, showcasing Downey’s collection of vintage muscle cars and the steps he’s taking to convert them into hybrid models to help the environment. Though it’s a posh thing that’s very Tony Stark-like, fans have taken to Twitter to point out that Robert Downey Jr. isn’t connected to the new show.

Robert Downey Jr. in Downey's Dream Cars
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Discovery

user @ScottWamplerRIP reposted the trailer for the series and said, “I love RDJ, but at this point in the story and in my life, I couldn’t give a damn about astronomically rich people playing with their toys.” Feels gross, me don’t know what to tell you We can’t afford rent out here, man.”

The comments are full of similar feelings, @TheArnold_SoM replied, “I’ve never been a big fan of ‘Oh look how rich people live’ shows… I don’t give a damn about his toys.” Others mentioned how expensive their rent is, while RDJ talked about his $4 million Dollar car speaks while another comment stated that eggs are $10 and drug co-pays are over $600.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the snow
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

user @Kristof123 complained that “Automakers are starting to charge monthly fees for things that come with the car, like heated seats or, no kidding, extra horsepower.” So let him have his show, I won’t watch it.” @Phophate777 explained that younger people are no longer interested in restoring old cars “because we don’t have what I call ‘whatever’ money.” I think it would be fun to have an old car. Will not happen.”

Chris Evans Captain America in conversation with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

A comment from @JasonKauz pointed out Jeremy Renner’s own show on Disney+, race nerves, but stated that he would at least give something back to the community Downey’s dream cars “It seems very aloof when the news keeps saying we’re headed for a recession.” The unfortunate reality for many people is lower or stagnant wages, rising inflation and rising costs of everything, and many people are just one or two missed paychecks away from being homeless or living without a car. Although Robert Downey Jr. has good intentions in restoring classic cars with eco-friendly modifications, it just seems like an obvious display of his wealth.

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