DC Issues Response To Orson Scott Card/SUPERMAN Backlash
After a surge of protests over the publisher's hiring of anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card to contribute to their new Adventures Of Superman anthology, DC has finally issued a response that may do little to appease their critics..
First off, we should reiterate what we mentioned in the teaser- this new digital comic will actually be an anthology, featuring an ever-changing group of guest writers, of which Card will be one. This was something the DC spokesperson was quick to point out when they released the following statement to The Advocate..
“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 have echoed DC's reasoning here, but I think what they fail to realize is that it isn't Card's "personal views" that have so many feeling outraged, but his actions stemming from them. As comedian Michl Hartney notes in his open letter to DC, “There’s a difference between having conservative political beliefs and being an active force of bigotry and hatred. Card is the latter.”. This has sparked a huge debate here on CBM, which - if your comments are anything to go by - seems to have left you split down the middle on the issue. There are currently over 8,000 signatures on an online petition calling for DC to drop Card as a writer.
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