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Why Macaulay Culkin feels bad for house burglars on Christmas

/ 04:55 PM December 26, 2018
Macaulay Culkin

Image: Screengrab from YouTube/Google

Macaulay Culkin, who played the role of Kevin McCallister in the classic comedy film “Home Alone” poked fun on thieves on Christmas eve, saying that he felt bad he has become the reason why robbers do not have the confidence to rob during Christmas.

What happened to the home invaders in “Home Alone” is a glaring reminder for robbers not to take advantage of the holiday season. A perfect example of a robbery-turned-disaster, the film showed how the 8-year-old McCallister outsmarted the older thieves by rigging the house with booby traps.

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Now, eighteen years after the movie was released, Culkin, who recently brought his iconic character back to life in a Google commercial, humorously said he felt bad that he is the reason why some burglars opt not to take their chances on Christmas, through a Twitter post last Sunday, Dec. 23.

“I feel bad about all the burglars who never had the confidence to rob a house on Christmas thanks to me,” Culkin’s somber-on-the-surface post read.

Fans of the movie immediately took to the comments section of his post, lauding his character’s actions in the movie. YouTube personality Ricky Dillon praised him for single-handedly bringing the crime rate down during the holidays.

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“You have probably made homeowners feel a lot safer at this time of year,” another commenter, Kevin (@Keva161), said.

One netizen, Laura Farr (@FarrWard3), shared a photo of his son, who was inspired by Culkin, setting up his toy cars “to stop the burglars.”

One YouTube content creator, Pete Langhelt (@PeteLanghelt), tried to see the film from the perspective of the robbers.

“I am a burglar,” Langhelt commented. “Your movie taught me everything I need to know about robbing houses at Christmas. I get round all the traps in mere seconds.”

Another netizen, Frank Chad Muniz (@FrankMuniz), suggested a sequel to the film: this time, the now-adult McCallister could be the one doing the robbery in a “Robin Hood-esque” scenario.

Meanwhile, Culkin presented his fans yesterday with a humorous gift for Christmas.

“In 2019 my new legal name will be: Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin,” he said. “It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name).” JB

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