February 13, 2013

D.C. Comics responds to Orson Scott Card "controversy"

DC Comics has issued a statement in response to gay groups' protests against the anti-same sex marriage creator:

“As content creators we steadfastly support freedom of expression, however the personal views of individuals associated with DC Comics are just that — personal views — and not those of the company itself.”

Many of the commenters at the above link are less-than-satisfied, however. Which, again, in my opinion, is just plain hypocritical. Some stated that being against gay "marriage" means you're a bigot, plain and simple. If this is truly the case, then approximately half the US population is comprised of bigots. Not to mention myriad religious groups.

As often as I've opined about the preachy leftism in comics today, I've never called for a creator to be fired for his/her political views. As Siskoid and I agreed in the comments here, if you don't like the creator, just don't buy his/her stuff. It's that simple.

Posted by Hube at February 13, 2013 05:57 PM | TrackBack

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I read some of the comments, too. I bet they were cheering when Ed Brubaker had Cap go after the Tea Party back in 2010. I've never called for any creator to be fired, either.

Posted by: Carl at February 13, 2013 10:27 PM

Ironically, I support same-sex marriage AND Orson Scott Card at the same time. Card has never been a hypocrite on the issue, and he's never hidden his position. And when he puts his own views in his fiction, it's done so unobtrusively in fine writing that I usually don't see it, and really don't care if I do.

When I heard Card was going to script Superman I thought I'd buy a few issues to see how it goes.

Now I'm thinking about subscribing.

Posted by: Steve Newton at February 14, 2013 06:46 PM

The whole "controversy" just makes me want to read his take on the character.

Posted by: Carl at February 21, 2013 10:21 PM

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