Another liberal hero has crumbled. Joss Whedon, who has made a name for himself as a Hollywood feminist, as been “outed” by his wife. Turns out the glorified producer is just a regular guy after all.
Kai Cole, Whedon’s ex-wife, is furious. She penned an angry diatribe addressing the wrongs she had endured during her marriage and posted it online.
Cole claims that she was repeatedly duped while Whedon romanced other women.
“Despite understanding, on some level, that what he was doing was wrong, he never conceded the hypocrisy of being out in the world preaching feminist ideals, while at the same time, taking away my right to make choices for my life and my body based on the truth,” she wrote. “He deceived me for 15 years, so he could have everything he wanted.”
Being a lousy spouse isn’t particularly unusual, but being one while publicly espousing feminist ideas is.
“I want the people who worship him to know he is human, and the organizations giving him awards for his feminist work, to think twice in the future about honoring a man who does not practice what he preaches,” Cole wrote.
And what, you may be wondering, did Whedon have to say for himself? Well, according to Cole, after he became a Hollywood bigshot Whedon told her:
“It felt like I had a disease, like something from a Greek myth. Suddenly I am a powerful producer and the world is laid out at my feet and I can’t touch it…”