Eisenberg Explains Comic Con Comments

A day on from his earlier comments comparing Comic Con to a ‘genocide’ going viral, actor Jesse Eisenberg has clarified his statement. The original comments come from an Associated Press story and the introverted “The Social Network” actor explained to THR why he said what he said:

“Maybe on some cellular memory level, that’s the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience. Even if [fans are] saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it’s horrifying.”

Then he spoke with Associated Press and further explained his comments app:

“I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. I sometimes do employ that. I’m a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation.

That people are excited about it in that way is unheard of and thrilling. I’ve been on the receiving end of movies that no one loves and no one anticipates. That’s worse, even though it’s a much quieter press tour.”

The comments were clarified in interviews by Eisenberg for “The End of the Tour” which opens at the end of the month.