“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in a few weeks, and is likely going to be one of the year’s biggest films. Its’ director, however, is already making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Joss Whedon is the man responsible for some of the most popular films and TV shows of recent years, from the “Avengers” films to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Firefly.”
At times, Whedon has been known to voice some very libertarian, anti-big government opinions on political issues, usually issued through his Twitter account. One might think that would make him open to supporting the efforts of President Donald Trump.
That would be an incorrect assessment. Ever since his election, Whedon has railed against the President, but even those criticisms paled to a tweet he issued late Tuesday.
Seemingly triggered by the YouTube shooting, Whedon blasted the President. “Donald Trump is killing this country,” he tweeted. “Some of it quickly, some slowly, but he spoils and destroys everything he touches. He emboldens monsters, wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia. My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.”
Here is Whedon’s tweet.
In December, Whedon went on a massive Twitter rant against President Trump over his recently-passed tax reform.
Ironically, one of the stars of his much beloved show Firefly is Adam Baldwin, who is perhaps the most outspoken conservative actor on Twitter. If you aren’t counting James Woods.
Discussions of violence towards President Trump from Hollywood celebrities are not new. At the Women’s March last year, Madonna talked about dreaming of blowing up the White House.