… and he’s also slated to be the director and co-writer of next year’s Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.
But why is he such an asshole? Well, because he wrote a darling piece on his own website, the second poll release of the top 50 superheroes you most want to have sex with, and it’s everybit as classy and tasteful as it is.
Which is to say it isn’t.
Now that it’s gotten some buzz, James took it down but this is the internet, asshole! You may TRY and take it down, but it remains up there forever and ever, digital bits and bytes showcasing your shitty behaviour towards everyone who doesn’t fall into your neat, strict little category of what’s normal.
Kudoes to The Mary Sue for linking me to the Google Cache of that garbage article.
Here are some of the highlights:
This lesbian character was voted for almost exclusively by men. I don’t know exactly what that means. But I’m hoping for a Marvel-DC crossover so that Tony Stark can “turn” her. She could also have sex with Nightwing and probably still be technically considered a lesbian.
I don’t want to post anymore than that, but leave the link for you to follow and read. And of course, nearly ALL the pictures used for the women are the most cheesecake, pinup girl-ish that he could find from the more porntastic of the industry’s finest, such as Adam Hughs and Al Rio.
Once more, it’s the same old song and dance, the same old garbage of the Old Boys Club being as insulting and as exclusionary and as homophobic as usual because god forbid that anyone who isn’t straight, white, and male enjoy what they enjoy or maybe even point out that something, SOMETHING, is off, or wrong, oroffensive.
I am SO sick of this garbage, because this is what they view as normal. Reduce Wonder Woman to a bondage kink S&M sex doll? Normal, because it’s not like she’s a deep and complex character with a long history-
Oh wait, she isn’t because DC Comics erased it. >_<
But again, this is the norm, this kind of thoughtlessness hidden behind ‘humour’ and a shitty attitude towards women and people of colour and LGBT and those who intersect across all those areas. Yeah, I’m not seeing this movie, and it might not matter all that much to a company like Marvel that they don’t get my 12 dollars, but it sure as hell matters to me.
Plus, one other area of concern is one of the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora, who was written as a lesbian in recent years, having, from all accounts, a deep and complex relationship with the new Quasar, a woman. How many wanna bet her orientation will be erased or ignored?
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I wanted to say we should do a electronic petition. I stand his freedom of speech, but what we have
Control is to give our money, an artistic consideration to do this films. Let face its a Company policy to keep a prick like this.
More of the bullshit that kept me well away from the comic’s industry for so long
In retrospect your post title should have given it away, but that list really is vile. Not even any pretence that it’s humour. I guess it’s nice to know he had to take it down, that there was enough of a problem for him to do that, that’s probably the most we should hope for.
If this kind of behavior doesn’t get guy fired, I don’t know what should. He sucks.
It won’t. Because sadly, this isn’t even the worst that I’ve witnessed over the years.
He apparently has apologized:
Ah i know this pattern:
Privileged arsehole does/says something grossly offensive that adds to the culture and society of hurting marginalised people, dehumanising us and generally making our lives so much more difficult and painful.
Marginalised people complain and call said arsehole out. There follows a moment of silence (possibly broken by the arsehole and/or their supporters trying to shout down the marginalised)
Privileged offender decides it’s a PR debacle and throws out an apology.
Marginalised people are now expected to shut up. Until next time.
Ok cynical and I’m not saying that an apology is worthless. But an apology is a teeny tiny step, it’s a step that has to be taken, but there’s a lot more that has to follow up on that for it to be meaningful.
My reaction to an apology (a genuine one not a fauxpology) is always to keep watching – not auto-forgiveness and certainly not forgetting
What Neo said.
Ah, he’s gone for the “satire” defence. He’s not saying sexist, racist, homophobic things because he’s a sexist, racist, homophobic thing, he’s merely doing a perfect imitation.
And the people that like believing that sort of thing have believed it.
That satire defense would almost work if it weren’t for the fact that he was saying some hella offensive shit on things that wasn’t the “punchline.”
And, of course, even after his apology, the fanboys are all, “No, stikk 2 ur gunz!!1!”
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