Joss Whedon: Romney win key to zombie apocalypse

Oct. 29, 2012 | 12:42 p.m.

Maybe it’s time Joss Whedon directed an episode of “The Walking Dead.”

“The Avengers” writer-director opted to weigh in with some thoughts on the upcoming presidential election, offering a sharp-tongued video “endorsement” of Republican nominee Mitt Romney — provided voters are hoping to hasten the zombie apocalypse.

Calmly talking to the camera, Whedon identifies himself as a liberal before going on to state that it’s a very different world than it was four years ago when Barack Obama was elected. “Romney’s ready to make the deep rollbacks in healthcare, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, over-population, disease, rioting — all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland,” Whedon says.

In this new future, the filmmaker advises: “Anyone who can run, fight, make explosives out of household objects or especially do Parkour of any kind, you’ll want to stick with them.”

And, of course, make sure you’re stocked up on canned goods.

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49 Responses to Joss Whedon: Romney win key to zombie apocalypse

  1. texastone says:

    I hope Romney wins and avenges every dumbed down thing you said in this clip. You just want to keep the poor paying to see your movies so that you can sit on your money and do nothing for the the poor or anyone else for that matter. Well, except to appease the ill-educated… or the ones who are already staying home…. using the government to fund their artistic hobbies. I will pray that God will lift the delusion you have been given over to.
    God help us as you and so many like you ignite this kind of hate generated by lies.

  2. tranquilspace says:

    How to make my day :)

  3. Raman says:

    I've got news for you Hollywood liberal # one million one, poverty, unemployment, over-population, disease, and rioting are already guaranteed. Just look at Greece, Spain, soon Italy, France, and the rest of Europe and tell me honestly we aren't headed in the same direction.

  4. Luke says:

    “Anyone who can run, fight, make explosives out of household objects or especially do Parkour of any kind, you’ll want to stick with them.” LOL! None of this applies to liberals, who depend on the government for their very existence and spend the vast majority of their time trying to take away law abiding citizens' means of self defense. In fact, if you really think about it, your average garden varitey libdrone more closely resembles a zombie than anyone else, the only exception is that they reek of pot instead of decay, and instead of moaning for brains, they whine for communism.

  5. Maxopoly says:

    Love Joss. I guess the only positive part a Romney win wouls be a zombie apocalypse taking out so many of the stupid people in humanity.

  6. precisiontimepiece says:

    I love Hollywood but I would have to caution anyone who might be swayed by this kind of propaganda. The reality is that cities all around los Angeles are in fiscal crisis. Some cities have literally gone bankrupt. Southern California is going to need a bailout and Joss Whedon knows it. Obama is the man for the job. Unfortunately it was liberal spending that got the cities surrounding Hollywood into that kind of trouble. They need money to fund their liberal paradise but with the economy faltering there is no where left to turn for funds except the federal government. Arnold already made a trip to D.C. years ago looking for bailout money. Now that everyone in California and Hollywood knows that this brand of fiscal management is a failure, how can they turn around in good conscious like Joss Whedon and try to convince the rest of America to follow suit and run head long into fiscal crisis. Whedon knows that many of the cities in and around los Angeles have gone bankrupt and he knows who's politics are responsible. California has been managed primarily by liberals for several decades. I admit some notorious corrupt republicans are to blame as well, but no one can deny that it was liberal spending that got them into the mess there in. So what is Whedon's end game if he can clearly see the outcome just by looking out his kitchen window to the neighboring city in financial ruin. Whedon knows that for the cities surrounding Hollywood to sustain the level of spending that their already committed to they are going to have to get money from somewhere. Face it the people in southern California need to realize that the social systems are overburdened and don't get the needed revenue because there is a large cash economy that generates no revenue at all. It's the same situation in Mexico, south America, and a big part of south east Asia. Their economies are traditionally cash economies that don't generate revenue for social spending and when you look at their cities you can tell. Their water systems aren't sanitary. There roads are collapsing. Public transportation doesn't exist. Every day the U.S. gets a little bit closer to this end. Democrats can tax more but that doesn't mean that they can get people who work in a cash economy to pay them. The middle class will get stuck with the tab for Obama Care, but a lot of people who will take advantage of it have not and will not contribute to the system that pays for it. Don't say that isn't the case because 5 miles from me is a city of 200,000 people that technically went under a few years ago. Why is that. They pay for tons of social services but they don't generate any revenue. The way I see it if it fails on the city level, it will more than likely fail at the federal level eventually. The rest of the country needs to realize that if the cities and counties in southern California fail that they will have to pick up the tab for it through the federal government. Whedon knows this. He's probably terrified of the prospect and he knows that Obama is definitely going to give a bailout. Certainly I can see why democrats in California are backed into a corner when it comes to voting for Obama, but what about the democrats in every other state. Are democrats in every other state going to go pull a vote for Obama and pick up the tab for a southern California's bailout. If you're in any other state then California you'll never see the benefits of the federal money that will be necessary to pull this off. Whedon knows that. That's reason Whedon cooked up this bs public service announcement to appeal to his loyal fans. I saw his movies. Yea they were great. But he's full of it. Wise up. If your democrat, middle class, and you need this election for whatever reason then you need think about yourself having flip the tab for what I'm talking about. Why should you have to pay for it? Ask yourself why you'll have to pay for it? Its simply because in some corner of the huge nation you live the government is simply overwhelmed by influence of cash economies from around the world. People come here in droves to do business but they don't contribute back to the system they participate. Trying to tax them will never work. Why should middle Americans have to flip the bill for the strain placed by the third world on Americas biggest cities. It counterproductive. Your taking from yourself and giving to people who could care less about this country or your kids. A worthless investment. I'm not sure Romney is solution but I can definitely tell you that Obama's Hollywood alliances will spell financial ruin for the other 48 states. Don't pay for it Democrats or Republican. Don't let people like Whedon influence you into giving up your highest office to it.

  7. Wayne says:

    Joss what a bunch of hogwash!!!!!! How did you come up with stuff!! Romney will be the next president in a landslide.

  8. Maxx Velocity says:

    Where do you people get this idea that liberals have no money and rely on the government? Have you seen how low in the average income for a "red state" is? Have you failed to notice that blue states pay most of the taxes, which are in turn consumed mostly by red states?

    I know Fox News makes it hard to gather any actual facts… maye you should change the channel now and then.

  9. Tina says:

    Joss, you are so isolated from reality and mis-informed. I feel sorry for you.

  10. JBBooks says:

    Zobamabies. Much like regular zombies, but they have no interest in brains.

  11. NoireFilms says:

    Is this a good time to tell the defensive humorless folk here that zombie's consider conservative tools a delicacy?

  12. Doug Katz says:

    Am I actually reading serious comments about this? Really? Have things gotten so bad that we have lost our sense of humor. For all you overly serious people know, Romney might even think this is funny. Lighten up.

  13. nph says:

    Relax people. This isn't a scathing political attack, it's a comedy sketch. There's no zombie apocalypse teetering on the balance of who wins the election.

  14. Robert Castle says:

    One is liable to conclude from this small sample that Republicans by and large. are not predisposed to understand irony or metaphors when they encountesr them . If this is so it might to some degree explain their commitment to Romney, the modern day King Midas.

  15. guest says:

    conservatives have no sense that's why they love MITT i outsource your job to china ROMNEY.

  16. guest says:

    conservative don't understand humor that's why when they get old and they have no social security they'll wonder why and it will dawn on them that they let Mitt the outsourcer and enemy to poor and middle class the power to destroy it with his voucher plan …

  17. hunny boo boo dyde says:

    What I do notice that both conservatives and liberals are whining talking about

  18. Nave Torment says:

    Actually that makes a lot of sense — The Avengers were fighting against a demi-god who wanted to "free" people from the idea of "freedom," in other words, behind Loki's New World Order talk was the heart of a right-wing conservative who believed in a rule through war because his intellect is "better" than those of common man; the Avengers were not sanctioned by a government-operated group of SHIELD Council Members, Fury's willingness to remain malleable to direct-orders allowed him to see past that overtly pragmatic and objective orders to destroy Manhattan; and finally we have a team of heroes consisting of a Randian cyborg, an Aryan super-soldier, a self-proclaimed demi-god from Norse lore, and a doctor who operates best when he's left to control his own condition. Oh and spies. Lets not forget spies.

    I kid, I kid. It's all good, you can read it both ways and still have a blast :D I for one am glad that Whedon's actually going on record o state his political beliefs instead of staying politically-correct and being apolitical. Good on him for putting zombies as well.

  19. LS_MS_J says:

    Lol, this was great. FYI: I'm a Christian, female with a MA degree that has NEVER been on welfare (as a child or as an adult) born to immigrant parents. Yes, I'm brown. Mexican to be specific. Am I liberal? Maybe. Do I think my taxes will go up if Romney wins, hell yes. They went down under the Obama administration. Yes, they were higher during the Bush. Romney hasn't stuck one position longer than he had to. Can't vote for anyone that has no conviction. If you are willing to vote for someone that lies to you, go right ahead. Just like the Bush years, the country will sufer. At least when President Obama has had to change his position on something or recant somethig, he calls it for what it is and doesn't gloss over it or talk down to his constituents like Romney has talked down to you Republicans.

    Lastly, I just want to point out that polical commentary made in Whedon's movie must have gone over your heads.

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