Earlier this year, more allegations came out about Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon being a boss with the social graces of a rabid squirrel. And as charming as that may seem, it doesn’t work on set when you’re primarily being mean to the women who don’t want to fuck you. Poor little rich man. Former stars of the show, like Charisma Carpenter and Danny Strong, have already mentioned him as being a tyrant toward some of the actors. However, the star of the show Sarah Michelle Gellar has only offered support and never spoken out directly. UNTIL NOW! But then again, not really.
A new book about the making of Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Evan Ross Katz called Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How “Buffy” Staked Our Hearts is out. And in the book, various stars from the series talk about the allegations that Joss Whedon was Joss The Nerves Slayer on set by treating some actors like shit. We’ve already heard stories of Joss’ alleged toxic behavior from Charisma Carpenter and Michelle Trachtenberg, and plenty of other stars have shown their support to the actors who chose to speak out. Now, even more people are dunking on Joss in the new book, like Buffy actors Emma Caulfield and Danny Strong. So let’s read more about how Joss is a shitty person, shall we?
Joss Whedon‘s New York Magazine interview is landing harder than an America’s Next Top Model contestant on one of Tyra Banks’ obstacle courses. In it, the writer/director absolutely shits the bed as he denied claims of racism by saying that he minimized Ray Fisher’s role in Justice League due to plot reasons and Ray’s bad acting. And Joss says he never threatened Gal Gadot, it was just a misunderstanding since English isn’t her first language. Charisma Carpenter, who worked with Joss on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, previously accused him of on-set bullying and firing her for getting pregnant. Defenders of Joss tell NY Mag that they believe Charisma was never harassed by Joss and that Ray’s claims “corrupted” her mind and made her remember things wrong. And now Ray and Charisma are responding to Joss’ bullshit.
Alleged shitbag and writer/director Joss Whedon talked to New York Magazine in an article titled: “Hollywood’s fallen feminist nerd King struggles to explain himself.” I think that last part is highly accurate since this interview is a struggle and sees Joss explaining cutting Ray Fisher‘s role in Justice League because Ray is a bad actor, and says Gal Gadot only thought he was threatening her career because English isn’t her first language. Leave it to Joss Whedon to come off like an asshole while defending the allegations that he’s an asshole.
This would likely explain why Ben Affleck looked like he would rather spend 90 minutes on the phone with Dunkin’ Donuts customer service support over a glitchy DD Perks Rewards card than do one more promotional appearance for Justice League back in 2017. Even if you haven’t seen Justice League, you likely know that Ben Affleck played Batman, and it wasn’t too long after he took off his rubber Batman suit that he started putting out vibes that he really didn’t want to do it. Ben recently made it known that it wasn’t just the whole Batman thing he wasn’t feeling; the whole experience of filming Justice League was off for a number of reasons, which made for one of the worst working experiences he’s ever experienced.
Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman, a superhero as beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, strong as Hercules, and swift as Hermes. Joss Whedon is Toxic Asshole, a filmmaker who allegedly mistreated Gal, Ray Fisher, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg, his ex-wife Kai Cole, and many others. The Gal vs. Joss story goes like this: on the set of 2017’s Justice League, Gal didn’t like how Joss had written Wonder Woman in his revised script. She told him her concerns, and he responded by trying to turn Wonder Woman-director Patty Jenkins against her (snort) and threatening her career. Gal confirmed this version of events in May and added that she “handled it on the spot” by reporting his ass to Warner Bros. Now, in a new interview with Elle Magazine, Gal is sharing that she was “shocked” at how Joss spoke to her, and she was “shaking trees as soon as it happened.” Trees full of coconuts that hopefully bonked Joss’ giant melon-head.