Call it a dry sense of humor or a seriously bad slip of the tongue, but either way you look at it, Jesse Eisenberg compared Comic-Con to “some kind of genocide.”
The actor stopped by the annual San Diego event this year to promote “Batman v. Superman” alongside co-stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. After the four-day event was over, Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming film, spoke to The Associated Press on Monday (July 13) about his experience at Comic-Con 2015.
“It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” says Eisenberg. “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
Whether “genocide” was the word Eisenberg was looking for or not, he definitely compared an entertainment and comic convention to the killing of a mass number of people of a particular racial, ethnic or religious group. Of course, the real question here is if the actor believes that he is the victim of this Comic-Con “genocide.” Because, let’s face it, he’s not.
This isn’t the first time that Eisenberg has been, let’s say, less-than-pleasant during an interview. Back in 2013 he thought it would be a fun idea to mock an interviewer while doing press for his movie “Now You See Me.” The result was the journalist later calling him out for his “belittling, demeaning demeanor.”