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Ted Cruz is being ridiculed after making a bizarre Avengers: Endgame reference during a rant about 'leftist Hollywood', with his old foe Seth Rogen tweeting to say he clearly 'doesn't understand movies', while urging his followers to focus instead on claims Cruz 'inspired a deadly insurrection'.
Let's not focus on the fact that @tedcruz doesn't understand movies and focus more on the fact that he inspired a deadly insurrection by perpetuating lies about mass voter fraud.
- Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 2, 2021
In a new episode of his podcast, Verdict With Ted Cruz, the US senator appeared to claim that Thanos, the main villain of the Avengers franchise, was used to convey the leftist message that 'people are a disease', even comparing Biden's climate advisor John Kerry to the purple baddie.
In the films, Thanos aims to wipe out half of all life in the universe in order to restore 'balance' to the cosmos.
Cruz rambled: "The left loves to virtue-signal, they love to show how virtuous they are by being willing to give away your job.
"If you actually respect people, you say you ought to be able to choose what you want to do with your life... I'm not going to presume to tell you that what you choose to do is somehow illegitimate and should be eliminated."
Cruz continued to note how, in discussing the left's apparent eagerness to destroy jobs, he was reminded of a couple of comic book movies. Obviously.
He said: "I have to say, it brought to mind Avengers: Endgame.
"And, you know, Kerry doesn't quite have the massive Thanos hands and fingers, but you could see the 'inevitable' and the finger snapping.
"And actually what is interesting in Endgame is curious. Have you noticed in how many movies how often rabid environmentalists are the bad guys? Whether it's Thanos or go to Watchmen. Where the view of the left is people are a disease.
"They buy into the Malthusian line that there are too many people in the world, that people are bad and everything would be better if we had fewer people.
"I mean, Thanos wanted to eliminate 50 percent of the lifeforms of the universe with one finger snapping."
You've totally lost me mate, I wont lie.
And it seems many people don't agree with Cruz's comments - including actor Seth Rogen, who tweeted in response: "Let's not focus on the fact that @tedcruz doesn't understand movies and focus more on the fact that he inspired a deadly insurrection by perpetuating lies about mass voter fraud."
The comment is the latest in Rogen and Cruz's ongoing online spat, with the Pineapple Express actor regularly telling the politician to 'f*** off'.
Joining in to the online pile-on, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also tweeted: "Maybe he can start with pronouncing Thanos correctly & then work his way up to making sense."
Screenwriter Lila Byock, who wrote for the 2019 Watchmen mini-series, added: "Hi, @SenTedCruz, Watchmen writer/producer here. Literally what the f*** are you talking about?"
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