Saturday 23 October 2021

Report To The Star Chamber Immediately!

While DeKnight stopped short of calling Cebulski racist, he tweeted it did show a 'deep lack of ethics' for the top editors at Marvel Comics.
The 57-year-old offered up a suggestion to his now-former boss, saying Cebulski should reach out to the Asian community and have a 'truly honest discussion' about the controversy.
'At the very least, I think Cebulski needs to sit down with representatives from the Asian community and have a truly honest discussion about his actions,' he tweeted.
His actions? He used a Japanese pseudonym twenty years ago

And I bet a lot of people are saying 'So what?' (OK, maybe not Spanish feminists, but who cares what they say anyway?).
Marvel did provide the outlet a statement from 2017 when the initial controversy first took place.
'I'm truly sorry for the pain, anger, and disappointment I caused over my poor choice of pseudonym,' Cebulski said. 'That was never my intention. Throughout my career in anime, manga, and comics, I’ve made it a point to listen and learn from my mistakes, which is exactly what I’ve been trying to do with this misstep.'
However, DeKnight was dismissive of Cebulski's apology, claiming the issue is far more complex than just him adopting a Japanese pseudonym.
'Personally, I’m not looking to destroy the guy's life. But I also don’t think he's fit to be the editor-in-chief, either,' he added on Twitter.
I wonder if all those trans nutters will use this as another reason to attack their hated enemy Robert Galbraith..?


Ted Treen said...

...but the (un)esteemed Mr DeKnight appears to be liberally festooned with Maori-style tattoos. Should anyone else have to work with one so fragrantly guilty of cultural appropriation?

JuliaM said...

"Should anyone else have to work with one so fragrantly guilty of cultural appropriation?"

That's what is needed, more hoisting these people on their own petards!

Well, that or savage mocking. I'm cool with either.