Joss Whedon Tweets About Trump Dying, Gets Suspended, Complains
Last week, acclaimed Avengers director Joss Whedon — his “hate and sadness” being just too “exhausting” for him to keep it up — tweeted out his bleeding heartfelt wish that President Trump would “Die, Don, Just quietly die.“
Donald trump is killing this country. 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.
For the death wish, Whedon, whose Twitter feed has become increasingly characterized by such hysterical, partisan, apocalyptic vitriol, was slapped on the wrist by Twitter and his account briefly suspended (as opposed to permanently suspended like libertarian comedian Owen Benjamin). But, no worries, Whedon has been restored and he quickly took to the social media platform to tell his fans about being victimized by his own murderous tweet.
“Well I was put in twitter suspension but luckily there was also a jock, a weird girl, a socialite and a rebel and it turns out we’re all the same or something (?) anyway they all hooked up and I had to write this tweet so I’m not sure, trump still killing the country tho lol,” Whedon wrote Saturday.
Whedon’s “Breakfast Club” reference didn’t seem to resonate with many folks online, but his declaration that Trump is somehow “still killing the country” no doubt helped further endear him to his fellow Hollywood celebrities, who must be getting exhausted patting themselves on the backs for their “brave” repetition of their shared sentiments to each other.
The Trump Derangement Syndrome-inflicted director’s hopeful tweet about the president’s death wasn’t the first time by any means that he’s unloaded on Trump, nor is it the first time he’s hoped for a Republican’s death. As Daily Wire highlighted last year, he posted an even more disturbing tweet about Paul Ryan last January (f-bomb edited):
Violence solves nothing. I want a rhino to f**k @SpeakerRyan to death with its horn because it’s FUNNY, not because he’s a #GOPmurderbro
Like his Trump death wish, the “Firefly” director eventually deleted the tweet, and Twitter seems to have had no problem lending him their platform, unlike so many on the right who have posted far less inflammatory material to much more serious consequences.
Meanwhile, Whedon’s riding high on the massive success of the Avengers series, but whether or not he’s able to pull himself out of his clinical obsession with Trump and Republicans enough to enjoy his success remains unclear.