I’m so humiliated by the article about me that portrayed me as a smug, incoherent individual with the delusions of grandeur and completely perverted everything I said that all I want now is for nobody to discover it.
The only reason I agreed to do the article is to bring positive coverage for my department. I personally have zero interest to be known to anybody outside the narrow circle of colleagues in my discipline. And now it all backfired.
N read the article at work and came home saying, “God, I’m so sorry, are you ok?”
The part that suggests I’m “massively trying to expand myself,” coupled with an unflattering photo, makes me feel fat. People say, write to the paper for a retraction. But a retraction of what? That I’m not that massively expanding?
I hate the press.