ByNeil Shah, writer at
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Neil Shah

Just recently, in an interview, Eisenberg said some very negative things toward Comic-Con.

"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," he said.

Fans were quick to call him out for the comparison:

Eisenberg also spoke at the premiere of End of the Tour, in which he stars as journalist David Lipsky, who interviewed author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). He also had some negative things to say about journalists.

"Yes I have never been on the other side, on your side of journalism. I have normally been the victim so I worked with the guy who I play, I play a real person, David Lipsky. "I interviewed him. He taught me how to interview and what his process is like and now I understand the pariahs that you guys are."-he said.

This is not the only time Eisenberg may have been 'too forthcoming'. In an interview with Romina Puga to promote his movie, Now You See Me, Eisenberg came out as a 'jerk' and a bit 'rude'.

Here's the interview:

And this is a part of the interview:

After numerous rude responses, Puga (the interviewer) took to her blog to write this:

Now, let's get back to the Comic-Con statement he made and his effort to take it back to revise it:

A day after he described his experience at San Diego Comic-Con as some kind of "genocide," the actor who will play Lex Luthor in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is attempting to 'refine' his statement and explaining his sentiment. Now, Jesse Eisenberg has clarified, according to THR, saying:

Maybe on some cellular memory level, that's the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience. Even if [fans are] saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it's horrifying."

But this wasn't good enough, so later on in the day, Jesse Eisenberg continued to refine his statement, this time telling the AP:

"I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. I sometimes do employ that. I'm a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation."

Source: USAToday, Cinemablend


What do you guys think? Were some people simply over-reacting to his statements or was he actually being rude to all those people?


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