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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt asked out by fan with cancer via YouTube

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (Stephen Lovekin - GETTY IMAGES)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined Justin Timerblake and Mila Kunis in the ranks of celebs asked out by admirable people on YouTube.

Lindsey Miller, a 26-year-old grad student suffering from pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, asked Gordon-Levitt to be her first post-diagnosis date via YouTube video.

On her blog, Miller said she was impressed by Levitt’s performance as a cancer patient in “50/50,” a film based on the real-life experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser.

“OK, I admit: It’s ridiculous. And it feels like i’m making a big leap from being an anonymous cancer ‘liver’ a few months ago to now starring in my own video,” she wrote on her blog. “But life is so short. So, why not?”

While we can all admire Miller’s bravery and chutzpah, this video puts Gordon-Levitt in a tough spot. How can any celebrity say no to such a request? Do you think these videos are fair to celebs? Let us know in the comments.

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