Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo hit back at U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson after Johnson's bizarre metaphor describing Brexit to the Hulk.
It all started over the weekend when Johnson told The Mail that Britain will break out of the "manacles" of the European Union, much like fictional scientist Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk, saying:
"Banner might be bound in manacles, but when provoked he would explode out of them…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."
Boris smash... https://t.co/VNHNmGGdrx— MoS_Politics (@MoS_Politics) 1568492471.0
"The madder the hulk gets, the stronger the hulk gets," Johnson added.
Many found the comparison to be puzzling, considering that the Hulk also tends to destroy everything in sight when he gets angry.
Even the Incredible Hulk didn’t want to be the Incredible Hulk. What a strange inspiration.— James O'Brien (@James O'Brien) 1568532234.0
The Prime Minister is saying that if necessary he will ignore the Commons and break the law. Elaborating on this po… https://t.co/rFmWTAczmf— Lewis Goodall (@Lewis Goodall) 1568493100.0
The only similarity between Boris Johnson and the Incredible Hulk is that they both often wake up wondering where their trousers are.— Mr Roger Quimbly (@Mr Roger Quimbly) 1568568926.0
This is the kind of thing my kids would say aside from they would never make such glaring errors about The Hulk, I'… https://t.co/jphETmIPFg— Jess Phillips Esq., M.P. (@Jess Phillips Esq., M.P.) 1568501410.0
Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile. Is the EU supposed to be scared by this? The British p… https://t.co/nPbKcygFKi— Guy Verhofstadt (@Guy Verhofstadt) 1568543590.0
Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/the Hulk in the Avengers films, then chimed in on Sunday to perfectly take down Johnson's metaphor.
He reminded Johnson that the Hulk only fights "for the good of the whole," and that the Hulk works best "when he is in unison with a team."
Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and des… https://t.co/26xLXpOhZ6— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo) 1568565202.0
Twitter applauded Ruffalo for his insightful thoughts on the matter.
@MarkRuffalo @BrexitBin Mr Ruffalo. As a huge Avengers nerd who has also devoted his life to stopping Brexit, you s… https://t.co/TWV2sR55nI— Femi (@Femi) 1568605271.0
@MarkRuffalo @ManMadeMoon Though like the Hulk, the UK will wake up after Brexit, naked, cold, confused and not rea… https://t.co/vwu93Wlumh— Scott Hawkes (@Scott Hawkes) 1568568270.0
@MarkRuffalo This is great - The actual Hulk explaining The Hulk to Boris the bellend. UK politics have peaked.— Ollie Robertson (@Ollie Robertson) 1568565444.0
@MarkRuffalo Thank you from us in England 😍😍😍 https://t.co/z0wn88GFeZ— ⎊ (@⎊) 1568565378.0
Nobody messes with Ruffalo or the Hulk.
@MarkRuffalo Super-hero grade trolling 🔥🔥🔥👏👏👏— Gytha Ogg #FSFA #FBPE #notmypm 🎪 (@Gytha Ogg #FSFA #FBPE #notmypm 🎪) 1568572369.0
@MarkRuffalo #Swoon https://t.co/VHWnQut1RC— Chairman Mardikins (@Chairman Mardikins) 1568573505.0
@MarkRuffalo You tell em Professor Hulk! #Hulk https://t.co/dNXu51jBPC— Peter West (@Peter West) 1568565490.0
@MarkRuffalo Good work https://t.co/CTJ6lOfQb1— HappyToast ★ (@HappyToast ★) 1568582208.0
@MarkRuffalo https://t.co/WEi2ulgUoP— Cha #TeamLoki ☀️ (@Cha #TeamLoki ☀️) 1568565258.0
And this is why Mark Ruffalo is the internet's bae.
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