Jesse Eisenberg Shows World How Not To Describe Comic-Con


As I found out firsthand this year, Comic-Con is awesome, but it has some downsides as well. It’s unbelievably crowded and expensive, for starters. And if you’re a celebrity, especially one who’s appearing in a highly anticipated upcoming super hero movie like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it might be difficult to deal with the kind of concentrated fan fervor you’ll experience there. Just ask Jesse Eisenberg, who stars as Lex Luther in that very film.

On second thought, don’t ask Eisenberg, who didn’t pick his words very carefully while describing Comic-Con 2015 to the AP.

"It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent."

Maybe you can’t think of anything to compare it to Jesse, but you probably should anyway. For one thing, I’m pretty sure the screams of adoring fans, while no doubt over the top, don’t really compare to the dying screams of people being killed. And that’s a good thing.

On an anecdotal note, I was on my way to the Bayfront Hilton during Comic-Con when several women across the street were screaming at regular intervals for some unknown reason. A curious fan asked what was going on, and to shorten the story as much as possible, the lady doing the loudest shrieking responded that Norman Reedus had just passed by. I couldn’t tell the difference between their reaction and whether someone was having a medical emergency of some sort.

So while I can see the broad outlines of what Eisenberg was going for here, he chose the worst possible way to express it. Actors, you don’t have to like Comic-Con, but you probably shouldn’t insult both the people paying money to be there and pretty much all of humanity while discussing how much you dislike it.

(via Yahoo! News by way of

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