In comments that he'll no doubt attempt to clarify and and correct and ultimately apologize for a few days from now, actor Jesse Eisenberg somehow thought it was a good idea to compare his experience at Comic-Con to genocide.
The "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" star was reflecting on his first time at the fan convention when he told the Associated Press that sitting on a panel, surrounded by excited, adoring fans, was apparently too much for him.
"It is like being screamed at by thousands of people," Eisenberg told the AP. "I don't know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can't think of anything that's equivalent."
We can't fault the first portion of Eisenberg's remarks, since that's literally what happens at every Comic-Con panel at Hall H. But we're not quite sure how or why the actor thinks screaming fans are equivalent to genocide. (CinemaBlend notes that perhaps he was going the method route, and will chalk up those comments to coming from his villainous "Batman v Superman" character, Lex Luthor. Only time will tell.)
After trashing the convention, we're not sure if Eisenberg will ever want to go back (or will be allowed in, for that matter). But maybe he can take a cue from Bill Murray's Comic-Con handbook for future reference?
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