There's a lot of rhetoric going around Washington right now about who exactly should be investigated for their possible ties to Russia. Donald Trump should be impeached, say Democrats, angered that the president is best friends with Vladimir Putin. It should be Hillary Clinton under investigation, argue the Republicans, hoping to recapture 1990s glory days and punish their longtime political rivals. But in all of this, one potential target of investigation has somehow slipped totally under the radar: Joss Whedon.
Whedon took over finishing the directing of Justice League after Zack Snyder had to drop out for a personal tragedy, and some say Whedon is responsible for up to 20% of the movie. But when a fan on Twitter declared Justice League villain Steppenwolf the worst comic book movie villain of all time, Whedon liked the tweet, setting off a wave of fan outrage that deserves at least equal attention from federal investigators as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
In response to the like, Justice League advocates on Twitter called Whedon "repulsive," accused him of failing to promote the movie, and said, "You are despicable & you have singlehandedly ruined Zack Snyder's Justice League." Whedon has since deleted the likes, creating a cover-up scandal on par with Hillary Clinton's emails or Donald Trump's entire presidency.
The citizens of the United States deserve to know why Joss Whedon liked a tweet critical of Justice League, and Bleeding Cool can only hope that our representatives in congress will order inquiries as soon as possible. Frankly, Joss Whedon's Twitter likes are a matter of such grave national importance that the only way to properly address them is to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate what tweets Whedon is liking, why he's liking them, and whether or not there has been any collusion between Whedon and Marvel, for whom Whedon directed Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and where Whedon's brother and Whedon's brother's wife still serve as showrunners for ABC TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a position they retain even though literally nobody watches that show.
What is going on here? Is there collusion? We are pretty sure there is collusion. What does collusion mean again?
Thankfully, the clickbait entertainment media has been closely following this story, showing why freedom of the press is so vital to a healthy democracy and movie industry.