July 26, 2017


Warning: Non-factual jokes in [] and in Blue

… That’s the sound of T.J. Miller losing female fans all over the world.

In a new interview with Vulture, the “Emoji Movie” star said fairly blatantly that women aren’t as funny as men.”They’re taught to suppress their sense of humor during their formative years,” he said.

© Sony Pictures T.J. Miller voices Gene in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s “The Emoji Movie.”

To be fair, the actor seems to know that his comments won’t be viewed favorably, and he knows that some of his past comments and actions haven’t sat well with critics. He’s fine with that.

“It’s more important to be polarizing than neutralizing,” he said. “That’s my position… People need a villain, and I’m occupying that space.” During that same interview with writer David Marchese, the actor insulted the writer and said he wasn’t great at his job.

“My goal is to distract people from the tragedy of the impermanence of everyday life,” the former “Silicon Valley” star said. “And I can do that best by oversaturating the market. Statistically, I give people a better chance of laughing if I do film, stand-up, improv, podcasts, TV, advertising than if I just say ‘What’s a bigger TV show I can be on?’ I’m not making things for wannabe intellectual hipsters complaining on Reddit. I’m doing ‘The Emoji Movie’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ for people en masse.”

© Milne/Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock T.J. Miller attends “The Emoji Movie” film premiere in Los Angeles on July 23, 2017.

The controversial comments come after he recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his “Silicon Valley” exit, bashing executive producer Alec Berg on his way out.

“Nobody right now is publicly the Lindsay Lohan-train wreck-but-not-quite person. If I’d just said it was an honor to work on and was thankful to Alec Berg, I would have disappeared,” TJ said. “Instead, by being just a little authentic, I infected the news cycle.”