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Buffy's getting cancelled?

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Kettlingur Wed 15-Jul-20 22:32:15

Apparently Joss Whedon has liked J.K.Rowling's tweets.

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Jellyeggs Wed 15-Jul-20 22:38:20

Lol do the twitter kids even know who Buffy is? One of my favourite shows, hope it has a revival.

Whatsnewpussyhat Wed 15-Jul-20 22:42:07

More likely they'll whine about Firefly.

They've recently started Buffy from the beginning on telly. Just make me feel bloody old now.

JemimaShore Wed 15-Jul-20 22:42:46

Ha ha. What a load of twats. I'm almost praying for the demise of Twitter these days.

SerenityNowwwww Wed 15-Jul-20 22:43:29

Is this actually illegal now/yet?

BigBadVoodooHat Wed 15-Jul-20 22:44:05

No one can cancel Buffy. She’s way too tough.

TRAs are nothing compared to a motherfucking hell mouth 🤣

Cleebope2 Wed 15-Jul-20 22:45:26

Yes!Yes!Yes! Dd18 adores Whedon and Buffy. She shouts at me if I say I support JK’s view and denounces me as a transphobic and a dinosaur. So glad he’s in her corner.

JemimaShore Wed 15-Jul-20 22:48:17

Good for Joss Whedon though! (Off to find him on Twitter - check he doesn't retract like Mark Hamill did grin )

SirSamuelVimesBlackboardMonito Wed 15-Jul-20 22:49:48

Buffy is from the 90s so I imagine they will trawl through it, find something that would now be considered racist or homophobic, and scream for its cancellation while demanding (and probably getting) grovelling apology videos from cast and crew. Without once thinking that if something was created almost thirty years ago it probably doesn't make much sense to judge it against the moral & ideological standards of the modern day twitter mob.

FloralBunting Wed 15-Jul-20 22:53:15

I love Buffy, obviously. But lest everyone gets very excited about another bloke doing the bare minimum and then disappointing women, let's please remember that Whedon is a fairly disappointing man to begin with, aside from his creative output.

Not doing purity spiral stuff, and I don't believe 'cancelling' people is anything other than neo religious obsession, but I've been at this too long to get excited about a bloke supporting women. They always turn out to have feet of clay, and Joss Whedon is already in that group already with his behaviour towards women.

JemimaShore Wed 15-Jul-20 22:55:58

Twitter would seem to support that, Flora.

Men can be rather disappointing in general, NAMALT etcetcetc.

BigBadVoodooHat Wed 15-Jul-20 23:05:08

let's please remember that Whedon is a fairly disappointing man to begin with, aside from his creative output.

I agree that Whedon himself is a questionable individual and his self-professed feminist credentials don’t stand up to close scrutiny. But what’s interesting to me about this is whether there’ll be a campaign to ‘eradicate’ Buffy in the same way there was with Harry Potter.

I see a few parallels: they’re both ‘chosen one’ narratives wherein the lead protagonist is forced onto the edges of society by their ‘special’ status, but draws strength from building a support network of similarly ‘outsider’ friends and goes on to save the world.

I’d imagine it speaks to non-conforming persons in much the same way as HP did, so I’d guess the suggestion that Buffy was possibly a t*rf might cause similar histrionic weeping and wailing.

I’ll be watching with interest. smile

fortheloveofcrisps Wed 15-Jul-20 23:09:12

Love him so much
From his wikipage

In college, Whedon studied a theory called "womb envy",[239] a concept he says observes "a fundamental thing that women have something men don't, the obvious being an ability to bear children. Men not only don't get what's important about what women are capable of, but in fact they fear it, and envy it, and want to throw stones at it, because it's the thing they can't have."

fortheloveofcrisps Wed 15-Jul-20 23:10:59

He is also involved in the Marvel universe so good luck with trying to cancel that!

RufustheRowlingReindeer Wed 15-Jul-20 23:14:03

FloralBunting

I love Buffy, obviously. But lest everyone gets very excited about another bloke doing the bare minimum and then disappointing women, let's please remember that Whedon is a fairly disappointing man to begin with, aside from his creative output.

Not doing purity spiral stuff, and I don't believe 'cancelling' people is anything other than neo religious obsession, but I've been at this too long to get excited about a bloke supporting women. They always turn out to have feet of clay, and Joss Whedon is already in that group already with his behaviour towards women.

Yeah

Sadly

But still 🙂

(I like to look on the bright side....having said that dollhouse was a bunch of misogynistic crap)

RufustheRowlingReindeer Wed 15-Jul-20 23:15:09

But when i realised just exactly how shit dollhouse was

Did i crap on about it on social media...did i fuck

(Was it called dollhouse? My minds gone blank)

RufustheRowlingReindeer Wed 15-Jul-20 23:15:23

Blanker than usual

JemimaShore Wed 15-Jul-20 23:16:53

In college, Whedon studied a theory called "womb envy",[239] a concept he says observes "a fundamental thing that women have something men don't, the obvious being an ability to bear children. Men not only don't get what's important about what women are capable of, but in fact they fear it, and envy it, and want to throw stones at it, because it's the thing they can't have."

Well that's extreme trans-activism in a nutshell.

The males who want to be us, (some of them) treat women like they're commodities, like our body parts should be up for grabs by anyone.

Never mind that women can suffer so very much from being born with a female body, and that the one thing all women have in common is the experience of going through life with a female body.

notyourhandmaid Wed 15-Jul-20 23:17:39

FYI: it was announced last year there was a Buffy reboot in the works with a 'richly diverse' cast (specifically a black Slayer).

Also: stories like this, about how he treats people in real life, while people are getting outraged by his liking of tweets - says it all.
metro.co.uk/2020/07/12/egomaniac-joss-whedon-faces-claims-buffy-stunt-double-12942160/

FloralBunting Wed 15-Jul-20 23:22:14

I don't know why we're even asking if Whedon or his body of work will face any significant backlash of a similar kind to JKR.

I mean, maybe some of you are new to this, but the answer will always be "Does he have a penis? Then no. He will not face anything except a few beardos saying they are disappointed in him."

notyourhandmaid Wed 15-Jul-20 23:23:46

@BigBadVoodooHat But what’s interesting to me about this is whether there’ll be a campaign to ‘eradicate’ Buffy in the same way there was with Harry Potter. Male creator, so my guess is no.

(Although agree with all your points on the similarities between the universes! And there's a bit in Buffy where Riley actually says he's a lesbian, which could be now either read as 'hate speech'/'literal violence' or evidence that actually Riley was trans.)

TheHeartbeat Wed 15-Jul-20 23:24:42

I don’t see anything. Was it a real account?

RufustheRowlingReindeer Wed 15-Jul-20 23:26:03

I mean, maybe some of you are new to this, but the answer will always be "Does he have a penis? Then no

Thats exactly what I said to ds1 last weekend!!!

RufustheRowlingReindeer Wed 15-Jul-20 23:27:02

We are now watching tabula rasa

notyourhandmaid Wed 15-Jul-20 23:28:07

TheHeartbeat

I don’t see anything. Was it a real account?

Screencapped here: twitter.com/MableDONKEY/status/1279798858021732353/photo/1

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