Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Firefly creator is the latest victim of cancel culture after being accused of abusing his power by Cyborg actor Ray Fisher.
Exposed? Cast and crew members from cult classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series have come out showing support for Ray Fisher after he said that Joss Whedon was mean to him and abused his power.
An emotional and distraught Ray Fisher believed he was a victim of injustice and joined the #MeToo movement with his accounts of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behaviour on the set of the 2017 film Justice League in a tweet that quickly went viral on last Wednesday.
Fisher did not go into detail about the level of abuse he allegedly suffered regardless it has prompted the studio to investigate what exactly went on. As it turns out Joss Whedon was just “mean” to the Cyborg actor.
Former cast members of Whedon’s Buffy including the slayer herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, have broken their silence and are showing support for Fisher claiming that production was “toxic” because of Joss Whedon’s behaviour.
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Charisma Carpenter was the first to validate the Justice League actor’s claims of abuse last week.
“While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers,” … “The distributing incidents triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer,” Carpenter shared.
Producer, Marti Noxon, who also served an occasional writer and eventually showrunner for Buffy The Vampire Slayer while it aired on UPN, tweeted that she “would like to validate what the women of Buffy are saying and support them in telling their story. They deserve to be heard.”
She added: “I understand where Charisma Carpenter, Amber, Michelle and all the women who have spoken out are coming from.”
The allegations started a chain reaction of of Whedon’s former colleagues also speaking out about his behaviour. Firefly writer Jose Malina implied that Whedon got off on bullying female staff. “He thought being mean was funny,” Molina tweeted. “Making female writers cry during a notes session was especially hysterical. He actually liked to boast about the time he made one writer cry twice in one meeting. #IStandWithCharismaCarpenter.”
Molina has only ever interacted with Whedon on a professional level and does not know the actor personally. Additionally, he has only worked with him a total of two times through his entire career.
Ray Fisher blacklisted by Warner Media.
The allegations forced Warner Bros. studios hand to investigate whether any actual abuse had taken place. According to a source close to the production, the studio believe that the allegations levied against Joss Whedon are “paper thin” and lack subtance.
“Whether you are working on a movie or a television series, anyone will tell you that this line of work is extremely stressful. If we are now lowering the standards of the #MeToo movement to people who got their feelings hurt by a mean director or producer, we wont hear the end of it,” the source said.
“Sure Whedon can be a d*ck, but to out him as ‘gross and abusive’ is utterly ridiculous. These allegations against him have very little substance and are paper thin at best. I suspect that is why Ray Fisher has been fired from all studio future productions,” the source concluded.
The studios parent company, WarnerMedia, have reportedly completely blacklisted Ray Fisher from working on any future feature film or television series including The Flash.
Fisher alleged “deep” conspiracy at DC.
Fisher stated he is not at all surprised. “No one, in any profession, should have to argue with their employer for their claims of abuse, racism and discrimination to be taken up the proper chain of command,” Fisher wrote. “And no one, in any position of leadership, should attempt to dissuade those wishing to report such claims from doing so.”
Fisher accuses Hamada of intentionally spreading lies and misinformation about Fisher and purposefully attempting “to undermine the Justice League investigation, in order to protect his friend, and former co-president Geoff Johns.”
He also goes on to say that Hamada is not fit to serve as DC President.
“I maintain that Walter Hamada is unfit for a position of leadership—and I am willing, at any point, to submit to a polygraph test to support my claims against him,” Fisher writes. “I don’t know how many instance of workplace abuse Walter has attempted to cover in the past, but hopefully the Justice League investigation will be the last.”