Is Trump Thanos? Super villain's creator Jim Starlin not amused by POTUS re-election campaign's 'Avengers' ad
On December 11, Trump War room tweeted an ad for Donald Trump and his re-election campaign stating, "House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is inevitable."
Social media is ablaze with reactions to what came along with the tweet, a scene from 'Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame' with Trump's face on Thanos as he snaps his fingers. All this after two articles of impeachment against the president were introduced by House Democrats. The end of the video showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disappearing to dust — a nod to Thanos' victims.
Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos was not too thrilled with the tweet. He told The Hollywood Reporter, "After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer, How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end."
Thanos was created as part of Marvels realm back in the '70s and in 'Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame', he well, mass murders life in the galaxy. Also, Thanos dies at the end. While fans are not surprised at the audacity of the tweet, they are confused because the people behind the tweet are not aware of the context — the irony. Not to mention, the lack of creative sensitivity by Trump's henchmen was off-putting.
While infamous tweets from the President is not unexpected, Twitter users took #Thanos to the trending list whilst laughing at the replacement of Thanos, who dies right after that scene, with Trump. One tweet said, "Trump's team not grasping who the bad guy is in an Avengers movie is the least surprising thing in the history of ever."
While we aren't sure what the point of that tweet was — given the context of Thanos — Twitter reactions to yet another outrageous tweet is quite entertaining.
"Ummm...somebody forgot to tell the trump War Room how Avengers Endgame ended for Thanos. He was the BAD GUY, btw. Impeachment is INEVITABLE," a Twitter user said while another tweet said, "Trump’s official campaign twitter just tweeted a meme comparing him to THANOS. You know... the villain who wants to MURDER HALF THE UNIVERSE.
And depicts him killing the Democrats."