Coming to this with a fresh mind (I'd never heard of Cumia until few days ago, and Casey Anthony not until yesterday), I agree with Maybelline.Maybelline wrote: I don’t think the reason is Casey Anthony. Cumia did also some jokes about Blacks and Jews. It doesn’t mean he is automatically a racist but some people are thin-skinned about the matter. We have to think about the near future. He has with ‘Tattoo’ a big chance to get an Oscar nomination and a possible win. An Oscar campaign is like the presidential elections when bad stories about a candidate surfaces at a wrong time it could break his neck. And yes I personally think an association with Cumia can hurt his Oscar campaign.
I'm scratching my head over the appeal of such a person to Daniel. From all the small snippets which have leaked out over the years, it's clear that he has an eclectic collection of friends, but none like this (as far as we know).
My thinking is this.......the bodyguard ("crew cut") is the connection. Daniel likes "crew cut" and went along for the ride given it's all in the same general locality / neighbourhood, and which boy-toy type of man like Daniel can resist an afternoon shooting at a private range and looking over some seriously fast wheels - and all with Guinness on tap!!
Just my opinion, but maybe Daniel didn't know the in-depth picture on Cumia and got took by surprise at the publication of the vid and the pics. He gets photoed and filmed all the time and no doubt trusts his friends not the release the footage. Maybe he felt he couldn't say "switch off the f**king camera" because he was a guest not only of Cumia, but also "crew cut"? He would not want to insult "crew cut"s friends maybe?
He obviously bears no impatience towards "crew cut" because there he is with Daniel and RW at the airport, doing his day job, so possibly someone called Daniel (maybe RW herself as she has lived in the US longer?) and said......"you need to take a closer look at what this guy is about".
Interesting that the vids and pics went down, went back up again.....and now some bits are down again, and all the tweets?
I hear what someone said a few posts back about not making an enemy of a man like Cumia, that he can slip the knife into Daniel is all sorts of ways. So hopefully it was all done with "no hard feelings".
Maybe Daniel still needs to keep his guard up - at least for new and unknown quantities such as the Cumia's of this world.
Imo, it didn't look good Daniel hanging out with him, but the very quiet and gentlemanly way he has distanced himself has probably stopped any damage.