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Jesse Eisenberg clarifies Comic-Con genocide comment

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Jesse Eisenberg clarified he was exaggerating when he compared Comic-Con to genocide earlier this week: “I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced,” he told the Associated Press Tuesday. “I sometimes do employ that.”

Eisenberg originally said being at the star-studdent annual event was like “being screamed at by thousands of people.” “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide,” he previously said. “I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”

He later said he was simply overwhelmed. “I’m a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation.” The actor was at Comic-Con to promote Batman v Superman, in which he plays Lex Luthor.

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