Yesterday, Joss Whedon broke his silence in a lengthy interview with the New York magazine about the allegations made against him from the people he worked with on Justice League and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the said interview, he discussed Ray Fisher's allegations which he denied and even went all out to call him a "bad actor in both senses" and explained that he cut down Cyborg's storyline in the original theatrical cut because it "logically made no sense."
Hours after the interview was published, Fisher went to Twitter to respond (sort of) to Whedon's comments. He wrote, "Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all... Rather than address all of the lies and buffoonery today—I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tomorrow the work continues." You can view his tweet here:
It seems that Fisher decided not to make a full response for now since it is MLK Day and it is likely that he will make a statement soon. It is great that Whedon's comments didn't affect him in any way and it shows his resilience as the controversy continues to go on. A lot of fans are also siding with him which just shows that he has the support.
Whedon's comments in the interview are currently receiving a lot of backlash on social media, especially since he made nasty comments on Fisher's performance and revealed that he did intentionally cut down Cyborg's storyline. Fortunately, with the existence of Zack Snyder's Justice League which was released last year, it shows a huge contrast to Whedon's claims, and a lot of fans immediately dismissed him as they know what the original version is.
It is interesting to see what will happen next after Whedon's controversial interview. Let's just see if Fisher will make another statement or more people will move forward to contradict Whedon's claims.