Is Joss Whedon a hypocrite?

Lawrence Kim
August 21, 2017

However, if Cole's account of her marriage to Whedon is accurate, then it's apparent that a man who has repeatedly excoriated President Trump for his own treatment of women and who continues to rail against the Trump administration to this day, is nothing more than a puffed-up hypocrite with his own god complex to deal with. Suddenly I am a powerful producer and the world is laid out at my feet and I can't touch it, ' Cole claims Whedon's letter read.

Cole accused Whedon of using their marriage to further his reputation.

In her write-up at TheWrap, Cole sought to obliterate any notion that Whedon could be anything but an apparent womanizing, demoralizing misogynist.

Cole cites specific quotes from letters that Whedon had wrote to her during their 16-year marriage where he finally revealed that he was living "two lives" and utilized his position of power to dogmatically talk down to others about feminism as a way to compensate for the demons hanging off the back of his licentious deeds.

Cole wrote that Whedon "accepted the duality" of having constant affairs and remaining married to a wife he concealed those affairs from as part of his life. And as a husband, I wanted to be with you like we had been.

Previously, the site was a discussion board for news and insight regarding Whedon, the man behind "The Avengers", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". You made this site and we wouldn't have lasted as long as we could without you. Others, however, said that "heroes always turn out to be flawed and complex people, some more than others", writes.

Throughout the piece, Cole doesn't necessarily paint Whedon to be some kind of womanizing monster, but she does make an effort to underline that he "never conceded the hypocrisy" of "preaching feminist ideals" while still lying to his wife and cheating on her with other women.

"I want to let women know that he is not who he pretends to be", she added. "I do believe that both Joss and Kai should be allowed to be human without being demonized". "A lot. He said, after he left, he understood: 'It's not just like I killed you, but that I'd done it subtly, over years". We're taught to be providers and companions and at the same time, to conquer and acquire - specifically sexually - and I was pulling off both!

"I believed, everyone believed, that he was one of the good guys, committed to fighting for women's rights, committed to our marriage, and to the women he worked with", Cole wrote.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic.

The post ends with a note saying that Whedon told The Wrap that his ex-wife's statement "includes inaccuracies and misrepresentations", but he won't comment "out of concern for his children and out of respect for his ex-wife".

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