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Jesse Eisenberg Compares Nerd Convention To GENOCIDE

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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To say Jesse Eisenberg had a bad experience at Comic-Con would be putting it lightly.

“The Social Network” actor attended the convention — arguably a nerd summit where goers dress up as their favorite comic book character — in San Diego last week, and he said it was so bad the only thing he could compare it to was genocide.

“It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” Eisenberg — whose family is reportedly Jewish — said. “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide.”

Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-con to genocide

Eisenberg sits on the far left. (Photo: Getty Images)

“I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”

Eisenberg was nominated for an Oscar after he played Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” the movie that told the story of how Facebook came to be, but once said the movie brought him more fame than he wanted or expected.

“‘The Social Network’ has, almost inadvertently, provided a more public platform than I would have wanted. It’s great to be in something that’s received well.”

“But, on the other hand, there’s only so much attention one person should get before it’s overwhelming.”