Alex Pettyfer Explains Alleged Channing Tatum Feud & Hopefully The 'Magic Mike' Stars Can Settle Their Differences
Some important news Tuesday, as Alex Pettyfer said that Channing Tatum doesn't like him. The two starred in Magic Mike together, though Pettyfer didn't return for the significantly bigger sequel Magic Mike XXL, and it seems like this alleged spat might be why. Pettyfer spoke to Bret Easton Ellis on his podcast, and said, “It’s true. Because Channing Tatum does not like me — and for many reasons, many being my own fault.” This is super sad news; after all, if two Hollywood hotties can't get along, what hope have the rest of us got of making and keeping friends?
Pettyfer is the first to admit that his reputation hasn't always been the greatest, and this didn't help on the Magic Mike set. Rumors that Pettyfer can be aloof and standoffish continue to circulate, some people even suggesting that Pettyfer's bad reputation is only growing. It seems that, in this interview with Bret Easton Ellis, Pettyfer is trying to rectify the situation and explain himself, as well as confessing to the fact that he is, in part, responsible for those rumors that he and Tatum allegedly don't see eye to eye. Of his time on the Magic Mike set, Pettyfer said, “I was very insecure as a human being. That also gave me a bad rep because everyone was like, ‘Alex doesn’t speak because he thinks he’s better than everyone else.’ That’s not true."
These rumors of a falling out between the two actors have existed for a long time, and to have Pettyfer confirm it only makes the situation more sad. Who knows, had they buried the hatchet, Magic Mike XXL could've been even more exciting. Pettyfer's journey in the first film, from total novice to stripping superstar, was so interesting to watch, and it's an element that was sadly missed in the sequel. There was also apparently the small matter of Pettyfer owing one of Tatum's friends loads of rent money, which prompted Tatum to send a strongly worded email. Pettyfer said, "I got a very negative email from Channing — rightfully so — saying, 'You owe money... Don't be a clown.'" Strong words there, but also nice to know that, when you're friends with Tatum, he has your back when you need him.
It sure sounds like this alleged feud won't be fixed anytime soon. For now, all there is to do is encourage these hot, talented, Hollywood men with perfect torsos to bond over a Christmas latte, and let bygones be bygones, and take copious amounts of selfies together if they do.