Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard, the director of Netflix’s live action Death Note movie, has deleted his Twitter account after being deluged with death threats and insults, unsurprisingly pouring in even before the script was written.

Devoted fans of the Death Note series who had been vocal about how much they despise Netflix’s “interpretation” were also flinging insults at the director, prompting him into foolishly defending himself against the rabid masses, a bad idea on his part as it resulted in him being hit with an even greater abundance of hate.

Some of Adam Wingard’s tweets toward his aggressors:



The grotesque personal attacks and death threats from all the anonymous assailants apparently ended up proving too much for the director as he then deleted his Twitter account, which will no doubt be regarded as a “victory” amongst Death Note purists everywhere…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 13/09/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    As if it's only his fault.

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    Comment by saike
    18:02 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    you have to respect the death note fans convictions the dragon ball and ghost in the shell fans didn't go this far

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    00:41 15/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    GITS was mediocre. Still, enough care went into the physical effects to know it wasn't entirely some formulaic wringing out of the fandom's collective wallet.

    Glad I blought a ticket to see it so I could judge it for myself, but I wouldn't rewatch it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    -john cena are you sure about that meme-

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sending in death threats and making absolute asses out of themselves is nothing to respect.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well the Ghost in the shell movie was decent. Those who watched the film would have realised there was very little to hate on and much to enjoy.

    Dragon Ball Evolution was just depressing..

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I watched the Ghost in the Shell movie, and couldn't disagree more. It wasn't as bad as either of the other examples, but it was a far cry from actually resembling GiTS in anything more than aesthetic. It might be more subtle for some, but the entire tone and message of the story, along with The Majors rehashed origin and personality, was all backwards. It is a classic case of Holywood misunderstanding the deeper intricacies of a work, and predictably dumbing it down into what was essentially a generic mistreated super soldier plot with the perspective that technology and change is scary.

    That's never what GiTS was about. It's very much the opposite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 13/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Maybe he shouldn't touch projects that have rabid fans, especially if he is only good at making really shitty movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 13/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Calling himself an artist after THAT, is quite a claim.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Calling anybody in Hollywood an artist is a joke.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 16/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    *gives Anonymous a thumbsup of agreement*

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Its amazing how every person who fails to make a movie or other media is "attacked" just in time for sjw idiots to rush in and buy their shit to support them. Its almost like its a ploy to save failure.

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    Comment by Ifr22k
    20:48 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, I wouldn't be shocked if this turned out to be true. Fake trolling to drive sympathy buys seems like a workable ploy.

    If marketers could find a way to virally create profit this way, I think we would start seeing more, and done on PURPOSE. I'm not kidding. Read some uncensored history books and you'll see that big groups with lots of money do all kinds of shady things, not just historically, but in the near term and even in the present.

    Look at how Russia used fake news and political groups on Facebook and other media to manipulate US voting for instance. The news of that gets worse every time they find something new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Read some uncensored history books and you'll see that big groups with lots of money do all kinds of shady things

    They do indeed, and they get hated for it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Are you one of these idiots, who believe what US media says about last election?))

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it seems more simple to believe someone who is holed up in an office the whole day. I mean, how does he see everything through a crystal ball or something?

    Does everyone mean that it only takes a rich guy to call something "fake" so everyone starts repeating the same thing as brainless monkeys?

    Seems to me like you've all been had.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Blame whoever sold license to them. Its either sponsors of the anime or tv channels where it was aired.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm utterly despondent with the fact that calling people who don't appease their egos "trolls", has devolved into social media's equivalent of calling OP a faggot

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The movie didn't interest me, but attackking the creator over it is stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That doesn't make any sense, except as a vapid holier than thou comment.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Attacking someone just because they made a stupid movie is stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:17 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The movie was fine lmao. It was just intentional B movie schlock. They should've never named the mc Light, if they didn't do that, everything would've been legit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Maybe if their "death note," looked like the actual Death Note I might have given it a shot, but fuck that noise. It's a leather bound tome instead of a notebook, like what the fuck?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think the movie being called "Death Note" and every other character having their names be the same would also raise issues...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would have been able to accept it better that way yeah. If it wasn't pretending to be L vs Light, and instead openly claimed to be 'Dumb-American-Teen' vs 'Oddball-highly-emotional-detective-guy', then most of my criticisms wouldn't exist. It'd still be a weaker story, since the so-called "Light" character was just far too weak to drive a good suspense thriller, but at least I wouldn't have been watching through with this feeling of "This is all wrong. All wrong".

    I was fine with them moving the setting to the US. It made perfect sense regarding all the typical complaints about casting white actors on Asian characters. Making all the -characters- American, rather than just the actors, was a good call. But re-writing their entire personality, was not. A proper localised spin should have had Light as still being an honors student prodigy, but lined up for Harvard or such instead. L should of still had the same low emotion mannerisms, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok who of you did it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why even use Twitter at all?

    I'm serious. It's a completely pointless cesspool of whining and self-righteous aggression. Just post your news announcements on an accessible website and leave the feedback for your forums. You will never get anything of worth from Twitter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I left all SNS when they started turning into high school toilets. A place where baseless rumors are crated and bullies run amok.
    Sadly, I wasn't right and it turned way worse...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I only use twitter to follow artists so I have some pics to scroll through

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Joke's on him!

    Now that I can put a name to a face, I'll be writing it in my Death Note.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So those pussy farts gonna kill that bearded faggot?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I hate people going this far over a B movie they seen on nexflix what do they expect gold from the shit holywood makes

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welp I only hope that this cock sucker's gonna get his head chopped off :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    bah I wouldn't be afraid of those wieners

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    Comment by Ekam
    03:43 15/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mediocre adaptation
    People overreacted but still one can get angry when its all so forced to be "correct"

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idols get stabbed from love in Japan

    This guy only gets death threats from hate

    He should be thankful.

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    00:38 15/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    His mistake was making a Twitter account. Twitter makes YouTube comments look like classical philosophy in comparison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha, he calls himself an artist.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just don't turn anime into live action movies in the West. Nuff said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have never seen death note anime nor this Netflix movie, but this director has really some shit movies.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 15/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a bunch of flaming faggots, to get so worked up. I haven't seen it but it's probably not that bad. (They started threats before it was released). Yea I hold up Death note up pretty high, but no matter what, it's still an anime/manga. It's children to teenager material. yea it's pretty mature but you have problems if you need to take it so serious. No, These are just fucking trolls with empty threats. Such unimportant people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The original will not be damaged no matter what they try to milk more cash out of it.

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    Comment by jr240483
    18:19 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    he shouldnt have deleted his account. he should have turned over all of those death threats to the FBI!

    fans or non fans, the mob mentality should not be allowed.

    sure the live action movie sucks, and it further the reasons why hollywood should never get involved, BUT death threats crosses the line on so many levels and all offenders should be put in JAIL!!!!.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He did it because he believes he lost.
    An artist hated by everyone is not going to improve, he has absolutely no chance at being successful at this point.

    He got baited into being a scapegoat to Americans constant attempt to take down successful anime franchises and their authors, Americans can't handle being inferior to Japanese, whom they tried to domesticate after the war, which turned against them. Their pride will not let them stop at anything to butcher great titles and turn the attention from Japanese Anime to shitty American productions.

    Over the few years we had several American adaptations to anime, Dragon Ball was a successful failure, Street Fighter as well, Ghost in the Shell doesn't even need to be mentioned, lots of money poured in to make a simple plot understood for american utterly stupid society (they dumbed down what was not even complex) and then they go with Death Note, by adapting it to be a complete and utter shit. Not to mention their constant Fap Material Godzila attempts and Power Rangers.

    Simply put, American Pride is more important than showing how stupid they are.

    Adam Wingard should have never done Death Note in the first place, it's not just haters gonna hate, I didn't like original Death Note myself, that alone gives me teh right to say, Americans should never adapt stories from Japan or other countries, their interpretations of the stories they adapt, are never good.
    And that's because they want to let their citizens understand it outright, which is another way to control the masses, because if you don't let people think for themselves, you get a bunch of slaves.

    Good that he deleted the account, his career is now over. I won't see his name anywhere again, good riddance, he should open a supermarket someplace and sit behind cash register for the rest of his life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 14/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're a fool if you think the twitter kids throwing tantrums represent even a slight majority. Believe it or not, most people don't throw a fit every time something doesn't go their way. His career is going to be fine.

    By all means keep crying like a child, it's rather amusing.

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    23:13 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    his career is now over?

    will direct Godzilla vs Kong

    Comment by Anonymous

    Indeed, if you are not good with something shitty there is a very simple solution that lot of people seem to miss, DO NOT FUCKING WATCH IT, do not watch it, do not support it, do not post about it, do not even dowload it for free.

    If you don't like something but support it in any way and make a fuss over it you are just helping it, the best thing with this works is completly ignore them at all levels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But people don't care about supporting or not, you are missing the point. What people want is to feel some togetherness. On the internet you can only get that in hate.

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