In the words of zefrank
, a sellout "doesn't have to do with actually having money, it has to do with the perception that your pursuit of popularity and potentially making money has caused you to sacrifice your core values."
zefrank1: Shit what can I do?
zefrank2: Well you could pretend nothing was happening.
zefrank1:OK I'll do that!
zefrank2: Well you just screwed that up.
zefrank1:Oh yeah. Crap.
zefrank2: It's too late now but you could have started out with a transparent agenda to become rich, then if it happened they'd call you a genius, not a sellout.
zefrank1: Dammit! Well why don't I take a poll and see what the community wants me to do?
zefrank2: That's called pandering to the audience, that's even worse than selling out.