For those of you who don’t know who Jason Genova is, he’s some sort of running gag among miscers from the Bodybuilding.com forum. That’s pretty much all you need know about him. Nobody is really able to define this mythic character of the Dark side of the fitness world. Some could describe Jason as a “special kid”, others simply refer to him as “sickening”.
A troll even created Jason Genova’s very own Wikipedia-inspired website called the Genovapedia.org. On this page you can find a few interesting definitions about the man such as this one :
“You might as well ask “What is the meaning of life?”. That’s how complicated the question “Who is Jason Genova?” is. You won’t get the answer from a book or from someone on an internet forum. You have to experience it. The videos, the Facebook posts, the instagram pictures, the radio talk shows all form a vast and complicated web that one must do his best to keep track of. Maybe one day you’ll understand.” -Misc user SkinnyMexican
The order 66 of Jason Genova the Sith Lord
That being said, Jason Genova was able to build an impressive fanbase over time. These followers are mostly composed of trolls obeying most of his requests. One of these common requests is an Order 66 like in the Star Wars movies. In other words, it’s the part at the end of the Clone Wars in which the clones of the Grand Army of the Republic turned against their Jedi commanders and terminated them to destroy the Jedi Order.
Jason ended up commanding an attack on Rich Piana after he refused to sponsor him with his 5% Nutrition company.
The slapping session
Jason finally had the chance to meet Rich in person and apologize for his behavior. However, the 300lbs bodybuilder didn’t seem to feel the same way about turning the page on the whole story.
Here’s what happened next…
Rich Piana’s version
Obviously the media was quick to react to this unfortunate event calling him out for “slapping a disabled fan“.
But following all this bad press, Rich came back with his own statement on youtube. It’s clear to say that Rich may have taken the threat too seriously. But it’s also understandable if he felt like the life of his wife was in danger at some point.
Let’s just hope both Rich Piana and Jason Genova learned their lesson!