If an election was held today (or probably any other year), Joss Whedon would be elected president (or perhaps Vice President, behind Jennifer Lawrence) of Comic-Con. The outspoken writer/director/producer took a shot at presidential candidate Donald Trump while moderating a panel for Comedy Central”s “Another Period” yesterday (July 9) at the convention.
Whedon was on-hand discussing the show, which is a mix of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Downton Abbey.” It stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as the Bellacourt sisters.
Whedon says that the show ”makes us laugh but it makes us think and it reminds us of the universal truth: that rich white people are f-ing insane. It's obviously a fantasy and something we can all laugh at, because those days are all over – and then Donald Trump says something. I suspect he may be a Bellacourt.”
But Whedon”s barbs didn”t stop there. His next target was the oft-troubled celebrity chef Paula Deen. Deen has been back in the news after an old photo of her alongside her son Bobby, in brown face, appeared on Twitter doing a crude impersonation of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.
Of Deen, Whedon says, ”She does act like it's last century, much in the matter of the Trump.”
Trump has yet to respond. But don”t be surprised if the billionaire, who is no shrinking violet and is very active on Twitter, takes the time to rip Whedon back on social media.