THE PUNISHER Star Jon Bernthal Responds To Skull Logo Backlash & Calls To "Retire" The Character
The Punisher has always been a controversial and divisive character, but with Frank Castle's skull logo continually being adopted by so many extremists, some are calling on Marvel to retire it - and him!
The Punisher is a ruthless, murderous vigilante with no regard for the law. It's partly what's made him one of Marvel's most popular characters, but it's also meant that his symbol has been adopted by both good and... not so good people and organizations alike.
The controversial skull emblem has been seen adorning the clothing and uniforms of civilians and law enforcement (ironic given Frank Castle is no fan of police) during some very tense situations over the years, and we saw it once again during the recent Capitol Hill riot. This has led to a lot of backlash, with some even calling on Marvel Comics to retire the character and his logo for good.
It's an impulsive, short-sighted reaction, and many Punisher fans have been quick to point out that his symbol is being misused.
Netflix's The Punisher star Jon Bernthal responded to one such fan on Twitter, stating that these "lost and afraid" people "have nothing to do with what Frank stands for."
I’m with you. Beautiful work. These people are misguided, lost, and afraid. They have nothing to do with what Frank stands for or is about. Big love. J. https://t.co/Q4GpaGW3ek— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) January 12, 2021
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