"There’s a general air of protectiveness that surrounds Culkin. Come into contact with him, and you’re probably not going to want to talk about him either. He’s eccentric, of course he is. But—and this is really as much as I’ll ever say about the guy—there’s a fragility there that compels the protective bubble his friends and family have established around him. It’s not about coddling the precious princess, it’s about protecting the guy who, despite talent and plenty of connections, has pretty much walked away from his career in order to save his sanity."
- Macaulay Culkin’s Protective Bubble by Lainey Gossip