Mark Ruffalo Smashes Boris Johnson Over His Hulk Comments
Like any good professional Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has used a Marvel comic book character to represent his feelings on a highly complex political issue.
The PM was recently speaking to the Mail on Sunday and used a Hulk analogy as a way of explaining the UK breaking free from the European Union.
Johnson stated, “Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31 and we will get it done.”
He also proclaimed, “the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.”
Enter stage (or whatever the film one is) left, Mark Ruffalo (aka the real Hulk)!
Ruffalo who "plays" the Hulk in the Avengers films took issue with this metaphor and went to Twitter to voice his views directly with the PM.
Ruffalo tweeted: "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive.”
He added: "The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team and is a disaster when he is alone. Plus... he's always got Dr. Banner with science and reason."
Upon reading this I’m certain Boris was likely turning a shade of red rather than green.
Ruffalo wasn’t the only one upset by the PM’s ridiculous Marvel comparison – I mean has he even ever tweeted a #thankyouavenages message? I doubt it.
His comments prompted a torrent of memes from Twitter users, ranging from Avengers quotes all the way to reference the time he knocked over a 10-year-old while playing rugby in Japan.
Hulk fans have agreed with Ruffalo, with one user commenting: "Though like the Hulk, the UK will wake up after Brexit, naked, cold, confused and not really sure what happened, while hoping no one died."
Burned as the Hulk stomping on a service station.
So, I ask you this: is Boris Johnson man or monster…or is he both?