Joss Whedon is in the doghouse with many social-media users, after comparing First Daughter Ivanka Trump to a dog.
In a tweet published Tuesday, “The Avengers” director posted an image of Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, referring him to “a Voldemort in training.”
And then he took it further, characterizing Ivanka as a “Pekingese.”
“Hey, keep your eyes on this f-cking prize too. He’s a Voldemort in training, & unlike the Pekingese he married under, can play the long game,” Whedon wrote.
Many Twitter users, perhaps unsurprisingly, took exception to the characterization.
“.@joss, are you okay? You seem to be coming quite unhinged,” one concerned Twitizen asked.
“Who is this pig of a man No respect,” another hissed.
“#josswhedon sexist, misogynist…left wing liberal,” went another response.
Yet another detractor called for a boycott of Whedon’s work, tweeting, “#BoycottJoss and his films, tv Fans furious over @Joss Whedon’s Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tweet.”
The furor comes just days after “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich was indefinitely suspended from the show for joking that 10-year old Barron Trump would become America’s first “homeschool shooter.”
On Tuesday, the White House Press Office released a statement in response to Rich’s comments and subsequent controversy that read, “It is a longstanding tradition that the children of presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.”
Hey, keep your eyes on this fucking prize too. He’s a Voldemort in training, & unlike the Pekingese he married under, can play the long game pic.twitter.com/SNsuYdqlIp
– Molly: 2017 Edition (@MollyBinion) January 24, 2017
– Julie Langley (@BamagirlJulie) January 25, 2017
– L Chris Franklin (@Nver2late2Dream) January 25, 2017
– Div Capture Strategy (@DivCapStrat) January 25, 2017