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'Avengers: Endgame' Directors Really Wanted Thanos to Cut Off Captain America's Head
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Ted Cruz, don't quit your day job.
Actually, wait: Ted Cruz should totally quit his day job, but he just shouldn't expect a career analyzing pop culture to be waiting for him afterward.
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In a recent episode of his podcast, Verdict With Ted Cruz, he brought up The Avengers: Endgame and said: "Have you noticed in how many movies how often rabid environmentalists are the bad guys? Whether it's Thanos or go to Watchmen. Where the view of the Left is people are a disease. They buy into the malthusian line that there are too many people in the world, that people are bad and everything would be better if we had fewer people."
Among the pushback: Watchmen writer-producer Lila Byock:
— Lila Byock (@LByock) February 2, 2021
Other reactions, including Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn:
Maybe he can start with pronouncing Thanos correctly & then work his way up to making sense. https://t.co/jZ6hNm1mYL
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 2, 2021
This... doesn’t even make sense? Setting aside that Watchmen has nothing to do with environmentalism, if the view of ”the left” was that “people are a disease,” then... wouldn’t those be the protagonists? https://t.co/myQzmjQQU8
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 2, 2021
Um, the COPS are the bad guys of Watchmen. Like... that's the whole thing. https://t.co/k6M3bhoxux
— 🌈📽️🇹🇹✨Cate Young (@battymamzelle) February 2, 2021
Ted Cruz thinking the villains are the heroes is pretty on brand. https://t.co/CTfdIcGOGz
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) February 2, 2021
Let’s not focus on the fact that @tedcruz doesn’t understand movies and focus more on the fact that he inspired a deadly insurrection by perpetuating lies about mass voter fraud.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 2, 2021
Perhaps the most surprising thing about all this is that it's incontrovertible proof that somebody, somewhere listened to Ted Cruz's podcast.