Avengers Director Quits Twitter In Response To Black Widow Criticism, Death Threats

Congratulations, The Internet, you somehow managed to make Joss Whedon stop Twitter.

Before this week, Internet trolls upset with the manner Scarlett Johanssen’s Black Widow character was depicted in the most recent Avengers picture bunched to twitter to give the manager a piece in their thoughts.

And additionally may have thrown in a couple of death threats here and there for good measure, in accordance with Entertainment Weekly.

Just in case you are wondering, yes, we are referring to the exact same Joss Whedon who not only championed, but regularly composed powerful heroines in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

That man was getting death threats from comic book enthusiasts who presumed Wheadon either a) did not have a fantastic grip on what a powerful female character looks like or b) actually considered Whedon had a secret plan to destroy Natasha Romanoff for crowds forever.

So on Monday afternoon, with only eighteen words (84 characters), Joss bid a fond farewell to the normal amongst twitter when he composed this closing tweet before deleting his report:

“Thank you to all the people that’ve been so kind and humorous and inspiring upward in here.”

When there is one bright side found in this mes, it comes from fellow Marvel franchise manager James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) who composed a sensible and well-worded reply to the people who intimidated Whedon off the social media program.

It is possible to read his answer right here:

Picture being a man, like Joss Whedon, who has devoted his life to fandom and to creating the finest characters he…

Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, May 5, 2015