Whoa. Jesse Eisenberg is pushing some fans’ buttons after comparing the ‘horrifying’ fans at Comic-Con to ‘genocide’ during a new interview. Did the actor go too far?
Comic-Con isn’t Jesse Eisenberg’s thing. While thousands of passionate fans gather in San Diego for the annual convention, Jesse, 31, seems to think the experience is pure torture! In fact, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor compared being at the convention to “some kind of genocide” in a new interview — and his comment isn’t exactly sitting well with fans!
“It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide,” Jesse told the Associated Press in an interview on July 14. “I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent. Maybe on some cellular memory level, that’s the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience. Even if they’re saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it’s horrifying.”
Wow. That’s a pretty loaded statement! There’s been a ton of hype for his new film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also stars Ben Affleck, so we can just imagine the swarm of excited fans, eager to share their enthusiasm. However, he may have lost some of those fans, seeing as though he’s caused an uproar on Twitter after his genocide comment!
One fan wrote, “I wonder if Jesse Eisenberg actually knows what the definition of Genocide is. He’s either really stupid or… He’s really stupid.” Another wrote, “Anyone offended by Jesse Eisenberg comparing Comic-Con should be so because comparing ComicCon to genocide is insulting to genocide.”
Jesse, who is best known for starring in The Social Network, will be playing Lex Luthor in the upcoming flick. While he may not be love the amount of attention he received at Comic-Con, he is incredibly grateful to his fans who showed a positive reaction to the film.
“You know, but it’s such an honor to be a part of the film. No, I mean everybody liked the movie,” he said, while clarifying, “That was the important thing.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you offended by Jesse comparing Comic-Con to genocide? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler