Liberal Avengers Director Joss Whedon Mocks Cancer Survivors in Tweet Making Fun of Paul Ryan

Posted: Apr 27, 2017 8:13 PM

Avengers Director Joss Whedon has been an outspoken opponent of Donald Trump’s presidency from the start, tweeting in November that Trump could not be allowed to take office and calling Trump voters “uncaring” and “obnoxious” in a February interview. Thursday Whedon tweeted a mockery of a photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan meeting a group of young women implying that these women were part of a “White House Wife Hunt.”

“Tonight on White House Wife Hunt, Donny makes host P. Ryan give 2 more contestants the "Not a 10" card,” Whedon quipped.

There’s just one problem with that: the young women were in fact a group of Wisconsin teens meeting with the Speaker to discuss their fight against childhood cancer.

Many on Twitter called Whedon out for joking about how cancer survivors were “Not a 10.”

Update: Whedon removed the tweet late Thursday night and tweeted the following apology: