Joss Whedon & Jaden Smith Delete Twitter Accounts, Internet Yells A Lot


Dramatic times on the Twitters today as two of its more entertaining celebrities, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon and ethereal being Jaden Smith, vanished from the social media site almost without warning.

Joss Whedon deleted his Twitter account with the parting message, “Thank you to all the people who’ve been so kind and funny and inspiring up here,” leaving Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly fans to argue with each other about what drove him off.

The prevailing theory is that Whedon got fed up with online criticism of Age of Ultron, which hit theaters on Friday, and particularly of his portrayal of Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow. Wade into the spoiler-infested depths of Twitter and Tumblr at your own risk, but some feminist critics felt that Whedon had reduced Black Widow to a romantic interest and damsel in distress — and with Whedon easily accessible on Twitter, they apparently didn’t hesitate to give him a piece of their minds.

Whedon’s supporters aren’t very happy about the news.

The internet was dealt an even harsher blow when Jaden Smith’s account also vanished, robbing us of one of the most delightfully weird streams of consciousness known to man.

Not everybody appreciated the tragedy of the situation, however.

Harsh, dude.

At least Jacksfilms is here for us.


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