See, in the latest “bros gonna bro” news, which isn’t really news at all, Fillion defended the guy who gave him a career or whatever. As one does. Forget that the steaming pile of dung in question hypocritically hid behind fake “feminism” while having multiple affairs. And, of course, let’s not get into Whedon’s gross obsession with punishing his Strong Female Character™ for having sex. Remember how he said the relationship that involved attempted rape was more “for him“?
But see, Nathan Fillion certainly doesn’t care about any of that. He also doesn’t care about how shittily Whedon treated Charisma Carpenter and Ray Fisher. What Fillion cares about is making sure he can, one day, revive his dead star vehicle and relive his non-existent glory days with the boys.
Since Whedon never became abusive with him, the real “heartbreak” for Fillion, who didn’t have the same experience as Carpenter, Fisher, or Cynthia Bergstrom (Buffy‘s costume designer)—which totally means none of it ever fucking happened, I guess—would be reviving his spaceship show without the abuser in question.
Because it wasn’t his experience, and it’s all about him…so fuck them, or whatever. This comes as about zero surprise.
Consider, for instance, another link to both Whedon and Firefly: Adam Baldwin. Baldwin was one of many toxic “#GamerGate” trolls in 2014—in fact, he started the hashtag. I’m also old enough to remember hm sending some of his troll “fans” after Jewel Staite over a disagreement on Twitter. Pretty sure she was pregnant at the time? This did not, however, qualify as the same level of “heartbreak,” in Fillion’s mind, as not getting to be a space hero with Joss Whedon at the helm.
But anyway. Back to Baldwin the bestie. Despite all that, Baldwin still guest starred on Castle—which…let’s not talk about the rumors surrounding how Fillion treated that female costar for having the audacity to, you know, be a bigger draw than him—in 2015. So, uh. Yeah. Let’s defend “work in progress” bestie and work with him again “in a heartbeat” while we’re notably silent about all sorts of abusive behavior.
Cool story, bro.
We’d ask Nathan Fillion to do better…but. Well. He’s shown us who he is, repeatedly. Let’s start believing him.