The Joss Whedon Accusations Matter!

Actors, writers, and colleagues have accused director and showrunner Joss Whedon of a long history of abusive, sexist, and racist behavior.

Whedon reworked Justice League (2017) after director Zack Snyder was forced to step down, and fans have used the former’s disgrace to argue for a return to the original’s vision for a darker, Darkseid-ridden DC Universe film arc.

When we learn that an artist has mistreated people, we may turn on the art and find the moral failings of the creator in the creation. 

But it’s also important to recognize that workplace abuse isn’t ultimately an issue of whether you like a movie.

Whedon’s behavior is in the news again because of a lengthy interview with the director. 

The interview touches on a litany of accusations. 

Charisma Carpenter

Actor Charisma Carpenter, who appeared in Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the late 1990s, said that Whedon abused and fired her when she became pregnant. 


A writer on Whedon’s television show Firefly in the early 2000s said that Whedon abused and mocked female writers on the series.