Not because he plays Chuck Bass, but because he calls Chuck Bass "an asshole." Not because he gives polite brush-offs to Chair shippers, but says he "really ready" to be done playing Upper East Side's Bad Boy. (His comments are on par with Penn's for their bluntness.)
“It's all about the work, you know; the feeling you get when you connect to the work. And that's what I had with Chuck Bass in the beginning - I was fascinated by him. But now, to be completely honest, I'm ready to do something else. Really ready to do something else.”
He added in an interview with Tatler magazine: “It was refreshing to go from playing an a**hole to playing someone who's a bit more like I am – a nice boy. He has a heart, he has a soul, and he's still figuring out his place in the world.”
And I'm so excited that his interview comes on the heels of the (accidental?) PR disaster that Leighton caused (she very diplomatically said when their contracts expire 2 years from now, she's not coming back causing all kinds of fan debate and uproar), whereby even showrunner Stephanie Savage had to come out and do media control.
Mostly I just love him because while Chuckistans excuse away all of Chuck's actions and continually try justify his behavior, he just comes out and says "he's an asshole." I think it's SO awesome that he doesn't drink the woobie koolaid his fans and showrunner consume as if it's the last hours of Jamestown.