- The Affordable Care Act
- queer people
- Common Core
- Happy Holidays
- black people
- President Obama
- “entitlement culture”
- “PC” culture
- anti-discrimination laws
- mainstream media
- environmental regulations
- people who fail to demonstrate proper obedience to authority figures
- gun control
- evidence-based sex ed
- Planned Parenthood
- (who needs a free space with all the shit conservatives get pissy over) minimum wage increases
Unfortunately, I’m out of room on my bingo card, and there’s a brand-spanking new addition to the list of subjects that conservatives blow their tops over: Joss Whedon.
Yup, Whedon has become the latest target of conservative ire. One might wonder what the much-beloved creator of Buffy and Firefly has done to put himself in the conservative crosshairs. Did he reveal that Buffy is secretly a gun control advocate and that she and Obama are going to take all the guns? Did he send out a Tweet saying that Tony Stark is an atheist who believes that no corporation should be able to discriminate against LGBT people? Nope. Joss Whedon did something dreadful.
On the day before Christmas, Planned Parenthood tweeted: “Start your first monthly donation to Planned Parenthood now & Joss Whedon will chip in $50 in your name.” The tweet included a link leading to a page noting Whedon would donate up to $100,000 in $50 increments for each person who signed up to make a monthly contribution to the health organization.
Conservatives pitched a fit and whined that $50 increments were far too low. They wanted him to pony up at least $75, if not $100, but noooo, he’s so stingy! *That’s* why they’re mad!
And in you believe that, feel free to buy this swampland in Florida I have. It’s perfect for a shopping mall.
No, conservatives were, of course, angry that Whedon would dare support the baby-killing, fetus-harvesting-for-money, Planned Parenthood, so they took to Twitter to express their displeasure:
— Thomas Hubbard (@tommybeard33) December 26, 2015
Someone really needs an education in human development, bc fetuses aren’t babies. I know many people call them that, but babies are born. They are *outside* their mothers’ body. When they are inside their mothers’ body, they are fetuses.
Given that Joss is an atheist who introduced a lesbian couple on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, I’m rather surprised he’s ever had the support of conservatives. But please, go ahead and burn your copy of Firefly. You’re only denying yourself some quality television. Also, fetuses ain’t babies.
— DIANE (@jeffdianebald) December 28, 2015
See above. Re: atheist.
@PPact Isaiah 57:5 You sin sexually under every green tree to worship your false gods. You kill children in the ravines and sacrifice them
— Christ's Love (@Avashai1) December 25, 2015
More Bible nonsense. Listen up people-Joss Whedon. Is. An. Atheist. Reciting scripture in opposition to his support of Planned Parenthood is meaningless. He’s not likely to realize the ::ahem:: wisdom of your words and change just bc you can throw Bible verses at him. The best response you can probably hope for is mockery (and to be honest, that’s one of the few responses y’all deserve). And again with this whole babies=fetuses. This is a recurring [and completely wrong] theme.
Then there are those people who still haven’t gotten the word that PLANNED PARENTHOOD NEVER SOLD FETAL TISSUE.
@PPact strapped for cash now that you've stopped selling baby parts?
— Angie Burnham (@tobekiwi) December 27, 2015
.@PPact Which baby part(s) can I get for $100? And can you get Joss Whedon to autograph them?
— Josh Smith (@Ebolamerican) December 25, 2015
The capper though?
— Guiltless White Man (@Revenant1010) December 28, 2015
There’s nothing in the Raw Story article that mentions gun control. And a cursory search for “Joss Whedon gun control” turned up no results on the first page of hits. I’m guessing this guiltless white man pulled that out of his ass like conservatives do with their whining about President Obama wanting to take their guns.
Man, but USAmerican conservatives are whiny, clueless, ignorant fools.