Joss Whedon Wants 'A Rhino to F**k Speaker Ryan to Death'
Another day, another "funny" and morbidly gruesome liberal wet dream about a prominent Republican meeting his end. Perhaps this is the kind of thing Kellyanne Conway meant when she described the death threats against her. Or maybe that was nothing compared to this — you decide.
Filmmaker Joss Whedon, best known as a writer for The Avengers (2012) and Toy Story (1995) and as creator of the TV shows Firefly (2002-2003), Dollhouse (2009-2010), and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2017), went after House Speaker Paul Ryan in a profane (and profoundly disturbing) tweet.
"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," Whedon posted on Twitter last Friday. His tweet has received 708 "retweets" and 2.9K "likes."
While Whedon has tweeted his support for the Women's March on Washington, his faith in Hillary Clinton's ability to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and fearmongering about Trump's mention of "Nazi Germany" in the story of the Russia dossier, this seems like a new low. Sure, he accused former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney not only of hating poor people, but of planning a zombie apocalypse in 2012. Oh, and he directed that "sh*t ton of famous people" video in 2016. You know, the one that made Hillary win... or not.
But this tweet pretty much takes the cake. You have to give Whedon credit for imagination — no matter how brutal and disconcerting.