Planned Parenthood recently announced that Joss Whedon, creator of the shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" and director of "The Avengers," would be matching donations to the organization this holiday season.
If a person starts gives a "monthly gift" to Planned Parenthood, "Joss Whedon will chip in an extra $50 (up to $100,000 total)," the organization wrote.
Seems innocuous enough -- especially given Whedon's prior support of women in interviews as well as the strong female characters featured throughout his work.
Yet here are just a few of the responses on Twitter, which ranged from calls for DVD-burning to calling Whedon a murderer.
"Planned Parenthood has faced an unprecedented onslaught of attacks this year," the announcement of Whedon's donation read. "Out-of-touch lawmakers are determined to push through a dangerous agenda: eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers, block access to affordable birth control, enact a nationwide 20-week ban on abortion, and more. But in the wake of the violent attack on a Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs, we are more committed than ever to keeping health center doors open, no matter what."
MTV News has reached out to Whedon's reps for comment.