T.J. Miller, the actor who plays Erlich Bachman on HBO’s Silicon Valley, was interviewed by Esquire recently and lambasted the tech culture of Silicon Valley for not “getting it.”
He goes on to blast Uber CEO Travis Kalanick:
At the Crunchies everyone was like, “That’s Travis Kalanick’s girlfriend.” I was like, “Who is that?” And they were like, “What!? The guy from Uber!” They’re all kind of walking around with too much money, but [they have] great ideas sometimes. But Uber is a horrible company. They’re horrible to their drivers. And because it’s a new frontier, they can play by their own rules. They just squeeze the drivers for everything. They’re just increasing the IPO so Travis Kalanick can jack off to it at night, I guess?
T.J. Miller isn’t the funniest guy, but he sure does love to rag on techies.