Hollywood director Joss Whedon faced heat on Twitter Thursday after he sexualized and mocked a meeting between Paul Ryan and a group of young cancer survivors.
Whedon, who is best known for directing the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” mocked the girls on Twitter by insinuating that Ryan was conducting a “wife hunt” on behalf of President Trump.
The 52-year-old director, who gave $1 million to a super PAC he founded to help elect Hillary Clinton president, published the tweet a couple of hours after Ryan published his own photo of the event.
Advocacy is not limited to adults. These Wisconsin teens shared some powerful stories with me about their fight against childhood cancer. pic.twitter.com/VJ0eQDXu7U
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) April 27, 2017
Whedon’s disturbing comments mark the second time that a liberal celebrity has taken their hatred for conservatives out on young cancer victims.
During a segment on her show last month, talk show personality Samantha Bee belittled a young man attending the Conservative Political Action Conference for having what she called a “Nazi haircut.”
It turned out that the target of Bee’s mockery, Kyle Coddington, shaved off some of his hair because he suffers from stage 4 brain cancer.
Whedon’s comments belie the self-description he has posted on his Twitter account, which reads:
“I never let them see the worst of me.”