As Sonny Bunch noted, there are people who think that this interview is favorable to Joss Whedon. Like Sonny, I heartily disagree with that stance. What comes across in the article is the portrait of a man who understands that he is in trouble, and more or less intellectually comprehends why, but still remains stubbornly certain that he really can’t be all that bad. Or, at least, he’s always been this bad; so what’s changed? Why has everything been taken from him now?
You can go round and round on that question: everybody agrees that it’s awful when bad things happen to good people, but nobody wants to be introspective about the sometimes selective nature of karmic backlashes. There could have been, indeed, other targets for the social media lightning storm that collapsed Whedon’s life. Ones that were equally worthy, too. But that’s not the same as saying that the storm wasn’t deserved. It was deserved. I hate saying it, because I loved BtvS and Firefly; but I can’t lie here.
My conclusion? Pray for the guy. Just like the rest of us, he rather badly needs it.
PS: …No, no PS. Just pray for the guy.