Joss Whedon made his presence felt in San Diego during Comic-Con despite the fact that he’s basically unemployed and without a project to pitch. As the surprise guest moderator for Comedy Central’s Another Period panel, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Marvel’s The Avengers writer/director took some time to draw a connection between the affluent Bellacourt family from the Downton Abbey spoof and real-life personalities.
“It makes us laugh, but it makes us think and it reminds us of the universal truth: that rich white people are f–king insane,” Whedon said regarding Another Period. “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.”
Whedon also answered a fan question about Paula Deen and blackface by comparing her to Trump. “She does act like it’s last century, much in the matter of the Trump,”
Whedon’s anti-Trump attitude likely springs, at least partially, from Trump’s recent comments about Mexico and immigration, and it doesn’t look like Trump has run out of things to spew about that hot button issue. While Whedon was at SDCC getting a quick laugh at his expense, Trump was just over 100 miles north holding a press conference with the family members of people reportedly killed by illegal immigrants in Los Angeles.
Trump, once again, stood behind his comments and went on to proudly say that he’s the only candidate talking about these issues. He also took time to dismiss the “very few” protesters and criticize the media for its unfair coverage. According to an Economist/YouGov poll, Trump is leading all 467 Republican candidates in the race for the GOP nomination. So let that roll around in your head for a moment or five.