Here’s what Diplo actually thinks of ‘What Would Diplo Do’
But not any more. The producer just aired his thoughts about the show in an interview with Rolling Stone, clearing up any doubts over whether WWDD is a true reflection of his real life.
“It’s more of a reflection of my Twitter persona, which was always a joke,” Diplo told RS. “In the past few years, I left it alone because I didn’t think people understood the joke and took all my sarcasm seriously, so it wasn’t worth defending myself. But for a while it was pretty golden and this is a sort of social commentary on the social media and the EDM age.”
He acknowledged that while some of the more unflattering scenes were “hard to watch”, in the end it was for a good cause: “I view [the show] as sacrificing myself to poke fun at DJ/EDM culture as a whole.”
Van Der Beek adds that Diplo was a very good sport about it all, even dropping by the writer’s room to bounce around ideas.
“He really had no boundaries in terms of making himself look bad,” Van Der Beek told RS. “I actually had to bring him around to the idea that we don’t make him completely ridiculous. I wanted him to be an interesting, complex person.”
Read the full interview with Van Der Beek and Diplo here. What Would Diplo Do lands on SBS Viceland on August 8. Watch the official trailer below.