Oh, man … get the popcorn. Joss Whedon’s ex-wife, Kai Cole, just unleashed the mother of all bombs in an article in The Wrap chronicling Whedon’s infidelity and challenging his self-proclaimed feminist credentials:
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) August 20, 2017
In summary, she accused Whedon of pretending to be a feminist so he could bed other women while lying about it to Cole:
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) August 20, 2017
— Shaunna Murphy (@ShaunnaLMurphy) August 20, 2017
Twitchy favorite Adam Baldwin, who worked with Whedon on “Firefly,” presumably subtweeted Whedon with the hashtag “#FakeFeminism”:
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) August 20, 2017
But why is this shocking?
Ah, the joys of Joss Whedon saga. Those who preach the loudest keep the strongest sins quiet.
— George Siemens (@gsiemens) August 20, 2017
Isn’t this how every liberal in Hollywood acts?
— Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) August 20, 2017
And get ready for the Whedon fans to come out of the woodwork:
The Joss Whedon Feminist Defense League is already out in force. "Cheating on your partner doesn't make you less of a feminist." Uh…
— 🏳️🌈Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) August 20, 2017
The kicker? Joss Whedon's infidelity, since he abused his powers as a director, IS ABOUT ETHICS IN FILMMAKING.
HERE WE GO!#WHEDONGATE
— Liana Kerzner (@redlianak) August 20, 2017
There were warning signs:
Oh hey guess what former coworker who was really rude to me 3 years ago on a huge thread because I suggested Joss Whedon was not a feminist
— Amanda M. Steiner (@amandamichl) August 20, 2017
So, what about “Batgirl”? Does Whedon stay on as director?
Are we SURE Joss Whedon's Batgirl flick isn't going to be a Killing Joke adaptation?
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) August 20, 2017
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) August 20, 2017
No response yet from Whedon:
Whedon declined comment but I wonder if that changes as this goes viral https://t.co/ygqTDMGShS
— Andrew Wallenstein (@awallenstein) August 20, 2017
As for Whedon’s feminism, these past tweets deserve a second look in retrospect:
Anonymous said: How do you deal with people that are fearful and hateful towards strong women in your… https://t.co/bBJZXuTD5i
— Joss Whedon (@joss) November 7, 2016
And here he is mansplaining feminism to women:
Honoring #InternationalWomensDay, being an ally, this is your day, let me explain how
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 8, 2017
And this is funny as it’s Whedon who is most like Bill Clinton:
You know, I think people are just pissed they're rebooting the Clinton administration with a female lead
— Joss Whedon (@joss) October 18, 2016
And finally, here’s the hypocrite hitting Trump for the president’s treatment of women:
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 9, 2017
Whatever, hypocrite. Seek. Help.