Joss Whedon Controversy: Whedon has been criticized in the past for making movies like “Buffy” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” that had plots that were unfair to women. Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the Justice League movie, went straight to Twitter to tell Whedon how upset he was with him. He said that what the director did was “gross” and “abusive.”
Charisma Carpenter, who plays Buffy, recently talked about how Whedon allegedly made her feel bad about herself. He would call her “fat” in front of her coworkers and ask if she planned to “keep it” while she was pregnant. Her Buffy co-stars agreed with her quickly. In The Wrap, Firefly writer Jose Molina said that Whedon was proud of making women writers cry at meetings. Molina says that Whedon is “casually harsh.”
Whedon made a threat against Gal Gadot, a member of the Justice League. The Hollywood Reporter says that Whedon told her that if she spoke out against a character’s choice in the movie, he would “destroy” her career.
Whedon talked to New York Magazine about the problems on sets like the Justice League. He, on the other hand, dug an even bigger hole for himself. Whedon strongly denied many of the accusations, and he used even worse words to describe the people who said he did bad things.
The claims are true for almost all of Whedon’s works. Some of them are making threats, abusing his power by having relationships with women on set, and physically grabbing people when they tell him to let go. Justice League is now something that Whedon says is “one of his biggest regrets.”
Gadot said that Whedon had threatened her, but Whedon said, “I don’t threaten people.” “Who is the culprit?” She doesn’t speak English as her first language, and I tend to talk too flowery. Whedon then started to say bad things about Fisher. Fisher says that his screen time was cut for two reasons. First, he said that the story “didn’t make any sense.” “We’re up against a bad power,” he said next. We’re talking about a bad actor in both of these ways.”
Whedon also said that his ex-wife was to blame for what fans said about him. Whedon said, “She sent out a letter saying I’d done some bad things and said some false things about me.” “But I did bad things, so people knew they could get me.” Gadot and Fisher said things that the director of Justice League doesn’t like. Whedon, on the other hand, isn’t helping himself when he talks about the negative reactions from fans.
Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all…
Rather than address all of the lies and buffoonery today—I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tomorrow the work continues.#MLKDay
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 17, 2022
On social media, people are still mad at Whedon. Some Twitter users have even said they didn’t like seeing an article on Martin Luther King Jr. Day about a filmmaker criticizing a black actor. Several actors and crew members have said that Whedon creates a bad environment at work and goes above and beyond on a number of his movies and TV shows.
It’s clear that the Whedon story isn’t over yet. People keep saying what they think about how he acts. Whedon’s career will be affected by Justice League, in particular, for the rest of his life. Many of the director’s fans want him to never get another chance to work in Hollywood again.
Joss Whedon’s Early Life
Joseph Hill Whedon was born in New York City, New York, in 1964. Tom, his father, was a screenwriter who later wrote for “Alice” and “The Golden Girls.” Ann, his mother, was a teacher who wanted to be a novelist. Whedon has four brothers and sisters. Samuel and Matthew are his older brothers, and Jed and Zack are his younger brothers. His mother taught at Riverdale Country School, where he went to school. After that, he went to Winchester College in England for three years. After that, he went to Wesleyan University and graduated in 1987.
In 1989, Whedon got his first real job as a staff writer for the TV shows “Parenthood” and “Roseanne.” He also helped write the scripts for movies like “Speed,” “Waterworld,” and “Twister.” In the 1990s, he also helped write the groundbreaking animated movies “Toy Story” and “Titan A.E.” For “Toy Story,” he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, which he shared. He also wrote the important horror comedy “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which came out in 1992 and became a TV show with the same name.