Get ready for the Internet to not get sarcasm at all.
Still undecided for the election? After a week that included highly anticipated candidate endorsements from the New Yorker (Obama), the New York Times (Obama), and Brown’s Blog Daily Herald (Matt Romney), Buffy creator and official nerd-in-chief Joss Whedon ’87 is throwing his hat in the ring. He wants you to vote Romney. Sort of.
According to Whedon, the Massachusetts governor is the candidate “with the vision and determination to cut through business-as-usual politics and finally put this country back back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.” (Speaking of apocalyptic scenarios, Sandy seems to have beaten Romney to the punch. But I digress.)
Indeed, the Avengers director, a self-proclaimed liberal and feminist, continues, “Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in healthcare, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting—all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland.” And perhaps most importantly, “He’s not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans, because that’s how he sees poor people already.” (Ha!)
Everybody, get ready for the Internet to totally not get sarcasm at all. Hollywood Reporter has already pointed out that Whedon’s endorsement “would mark a shift from his allegiance to President Obama, to whom he donated $35,000 last year.” And Twitter is just confused in general, but what else is new?
Can’t wait for Whedon to endorse Zombie Reagan in 2016!
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