You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Joss Whedon Tweets US is ‘Worst Country’ After Native Americans Protesting Get Tear-Gassed

The director also tweeted that Hillary Clinton should demand a ballot audit.

Joss Whedon

Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock

On Wednesday, November 23, Joss Whedon fired off some tweets, angered by the way many Americans are treating others during Thanksgiving week.

Replying to Mark Ruffalo’s tweet about how Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are reportedly being tear-gassed, the “Avengers” director stated that “history is repeating itself” and that the US wins “Worst Country.”

The filmmaker then wrote another message saying, “Your people are hungry? Here, this is corn. You pull off the husk and you shove it right up your ass’ -Native Americans, if only they’d known.”

READ MORE: Election 2016: Joss Whedon and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Taught Us How and Why Comedy Can Fail to Inspire

The day before, Whedon also wrote several tweets after news circulated that Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead was now over two million, according to an ongoing tally by the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman. The filmmaker, known for supporting the Democratic nominee and releasing a slew of PSAs encouraging people to vote, wrote that Clinton should “demand an audit.”

READ MORE: Robert Downey Jr., James Franco and More Give Final Push to Vote in Joss Whedon Election Video

He also claimed that Donald Trump’s team rigged the election and urged people to call their representatives.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Film and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox