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Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on Why He Left Twitter

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Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on Why He Left Twitter

2015-05-07 14:04:26

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Joss Whedon (Image Source: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

Joss Whedon is breaking his silence to put the truth out there as to why he left Twitter.

To those who thought that the feminists angry at him over Avengers: Age of Ultron caused him to leave, he calls "horsesh-t"—he was simply looking for a quiet place.

The release of Avengers: Age of Ultron has been very successful for Whedon as the second-highest domestic opening weekend ever. But with great success always comes the negativity. Some feminists have been angry over how the film depicted Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson. So when Whedon left Twitter suddenly, some were assuming that he left because of what was being said.

"That is horsh-t," Whedon told BuzzFeed News. "Believe me, I have been attacked by militant feminists since I got on Twitter. That's something I'm used to. Every breed of feminism is attacking every other breed, and every subsection of liberalism is always busy attacking another subsection of liberalism because God forbid they should all band together and actually fight for the cause."

"I saw a lot of people say, 'Well, the social justice warriors destroyed one of their own!' It's like, Nope. That didn't happen," Whedon continued. "I saw someone tweet it's because Feminist Frequency pissed on Avengers 2, which for all I know they may have. But literally the second person to write me to ask if I was OK when I dropped out was [Feminist Frequency founder] Anita [Sarkeesian]."

The truth of the matter is that Whedon was looking to get his personal life back as well as his creativity and wanted that quiet time.

"I just thought, Wait a minute, if I'm going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place," he said. "And this is the least quiet place I've ever been in my life. ... It's like taking the bar exam at Coachella. It's like, Um, I really need to concentrate on this! Guys! Can you all just ... I have to ... It's super important for my law!"

"The real issue is me," he said. "Twitter is an addictive little thing, and if it's there, I gotta check it. When you keep doing something after it stops giving you pleasure, that's kind of rock bottom for an addict. ... I just had a little moment of clarity where I'm like, You know what? If I want to get stuff done, I need to not constantly hit this thing for a news item or a joke or some praise, and then be suddenly sad when there's hate and then hate and then hate."

If you are a fan of Whedon's on Twitter, you're probably wondering if he'll be coming back.

"I'm sure I'd consider it at some point. It's a lot of fun. I had a great time," he said.

However, he then thought better of it: "I think the articles that I found, I can find elsewhere. I'll miss some jokes. Maybe I'll have to go out to a club to see jokes! I think that's already an improvement in my life. ... I need to go out, do the research, turn the page, see the thing, hear the music, live like a person. I'm not great at that. So, oddly enough, because I always feel like I'm the old man who doesn't get the tech, right now I'm the man who thinks he could do without it."

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