A guest post on the site The Wrap from Joss Whedon’s ex-wife, Kai Cole, reveals that yet another staunchly anti-#GamerGate critic is a “hypocrite”. She claims that despite her ex-husband espousing strong “feminist ideals”, he was cheating on her for years, ever since he was running the Buffy television show, up until they finally divorced.
The blog post paints the picture of a powerful man in Hollywood, utilizing his position to get what he wanted from young, aspiring female talent, all while publicly broadcasting his support for feminism. Whedon, the director of the Avengers movies and creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer wasn’t given a lot of praise in the blog post from his ex-wife.
“Joss admitted that for the next decade and a half, he hid multiple affairs and a number of inappropriate emotional ones that he had with his actresses, co-workers, fans and friends, while he stayed married to me.”
Cole cites specific quotes from letters that Whedon had wrote to her during their 16-year marriage where he finally revealed that he was living “two lives” and utilized his position of power to dogmatically talk down to others about feminism as a way to compensate for the demons hanging off the back of his licentious deeds.
In one of the letters that Cole shares, Whedon explains how he used feminism to cover for his own shortcomings, writing…
“I let myself love you. I stopped worrying about the contradiction. As a guilty man I knew the only way to hide was to act as though I were righteous. And as a husband, I wanted to be with you like we had been. I lived two lives.”
“In many ways I was the HEIGHT of normal, in this culture. We’re taught to be providers and companions and at the same time, to conquer and acquire — specifically sexually — and I was pulling off both!”
Cole took the opportunity to guest post on The Wrap to finally air out the dirty laundry in Joss Whedon’s dirty hamper, revealing that he isn’t the male feminist saint that he portrays so boisterously online and in interviews.
This should come as no surprise to most people who had been on the receiving end of Whedon’s misguided and ill-informed attacks on the gaming industry and on the consumer revolt against corrupt media known as #GamerGate. Since 2014 Whedon had been attacking #GamerGate based on the information he picked up from Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women in Games series.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 9, 2017
Articles like the one on the Daily Dot back in November of 2014 outlined how Whedon reproached #GamerGate as a misogynist campaign; and even more ironically, Birth.Movies.Death also did an article praising Whedon for attacking #GamerGate back in April of 2015. What’s so ironic about it? Because the article was written by former editor-in-chief at Birth.Movies.Death, Devin Faraci, another male feminist who had to resign after allegations of sexual assault surfaced.
This has become a lurid trend among anti-#GamerGate critics and male feminists, including a NeoGaf moderator who was arrested for his child porn addiction, and a former Forbes contributor named Matt Hickey, who claimed to be a male feminist and anti-#GamerGate critic, but was arrested and charged for raping multiple women.
There was also another journalist who facilitated the language of a feminist ally and was an anti-#GamerGate critic, however he who was arrested for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend and for harassing and threatening her with violence.
In the case of Joss Whedon… he opted not to respond to the guest blog on The Wrap.