As one of the stars of the new action flick "The Avengers," Samuel L. Jackson was so angry at New York Times critic A.O. Scott’s negative review of the film that he called him out via Twitter, reports TheWrap.com.
Jackson plays Nick Fury in the movie and was incensed by Scott’s "less-than-glowing review," the story reports. Jackson tweeted: "#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let’s help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"
In response, other journalists defended Scott’s right to state his opinion, especially since it’s his job. The website The Film Nest tweeted back at Jackson — "Disappointed to hear @SamuelLJackson respond irrationally to negative review of #Avengers. People aren’t entitled to their own opinion?" — prompting the actor to respond.
Jackson tweeted: "That is My Opinion! @TheFilmNest & what’s irrational about it? They aren’t going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!"
Ironically, the New York Times Magazine just ran a laudatory piece on the actor on April 29.