Director Joss Whedon is apparently done with Twitter, and deleted his Twitter account yesterday for unspecified reasons.
The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and director of The Avengers and its just-released sequel The Age of Ultron, Whedon’s exit from Twitter had led to rampant speculation from fans that death threats from disgruntled movegoers griping about plot points in Ultron may be to blame, with some haters hoping Whedon would “die”; or “commit suicide”; due to Ultron plot points that deviate from the comic books on which the movie is based.
Comic Patton Oswalt had this to say about Whedon’s Twitter quitting:
Yep. There is a “Tea Party”; equivalent of progressivism/liberalism. And they just chased Joss Whedon off Twitter. Good job, guys. Ugh.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 4, 2015
Even though Whedon has been active on Twitter, he gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly back in 2013 in which he qupped that he “quit my other job: Twitter.”;
As Whedon decribed, he initially joined Twitter to create some buzz for his Shakespeare film Much Ado About Nothing, but soon realized Twitter was a beast that requires constant feeding.
“The moment I joined, oh my God, what a responsibility, this is enormous work — very fun, but it really started to take up a huge amount of my head space,”; he said. “I’m making a movie, I got a responsibility, this job [Twitter] doesn’t pay very well. It’s a fascinating medium, it’s a fascinating social phenomenon. People are like, ‘It’s like a drug.’ Yeah, and it’s like a job. It’s just another art form. Until I have a script I truly believe in or a tweet that’s really remarkable, I can just walk away and get back to the storytelling I need to do.”;