So, maybe now actions actually do have consequences even for liberals. It’s about time.
For years we have watched conservative voices be quashed in the workplace and on the internet because they voiced their opinions. Now Marvel comics and Star Wars extended universe have finally taken a step to stop vulgarity spewing from one liberal.
The Verge reported Chuck Wendig was fired from Marvel and two Star Wars projects for a series of vulgar tweets aimed at the GOP.
Warning: the following tweets/images contain strong language.
— Morgan (@guywazeldatatt) October 7, 2018
And evidently the tweets were so offensive that Twitter shut him down as well.
“Just a week after Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that Star Wars author Chuck Wendig would be penning a Darth Vader miniseries, Wendig says that he’s been removed from the series as well as from an unannounced Star Wars book after he was temporarily suspended from Twitter earlier this week,” reported The Verge.
“In a series of tweets, Wendig noted that he was fired from the remainder of the series ‘because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring… It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.’ A Marvel spokesperson confirmed that Wendig had been fired but wouldn’t comment further on the record. We’ve reached out to Disney and Penguin Random House for additional comment and clarification and will update this post if we hear back,” said The Verge.
Everyone seems to have gone on black out on the firing but Wendig has posted what he believes to the the issue, on his own blog.
“So, here’s a thing that has happened – I just got fired from Marvel. Taken off issues 4 and 5 of SHADOW OF VADER, and taken off an as-yet-unannounced SW book. This might be a long thread, so apologies in advance. (I hesitate to talk about this, because honestly, it gives the Worst Possible People a win, something they’ve wanted for a while. But I also feel like I’ve long held to honesty and forthrightness, and I don’t feel like lying when people realize I’m not on these books anymore.)”
There is no doubt that Wendig is a very left-wing supporter because he concludes the explanation of his firing on his blog rant: “I know it hands Comicsgate a big win. It will embolden them. But they won — I’m out of Marvel and, I guess for now, at least, out of any kind of Star Wars. Do your victory lap, I guess. (Just please leave me out of it.) (All that being said, a lot of wonderful people still work inside those institutions and storyworlds, and I hope you’ll continue to support them and the stories they’re telling.) To conclude: this is really quite chilling. And it breaks my heart. I am very sad, and worried for the country I live in, and the world, and for creative people all around. Courage to you all. I have a dire fear this is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.”
“P.S. Vote in November like your life depends on it. Because it just might.”
Of course the left thinks it’s completely unfair to to apply consequence when it is speech they like.
This @ChuckWendig situation is some BULLSHIT. Fired because of not liking the comments his tweets provoke? Uh, shut down all of Youtube then.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) October 12, 2018
don’t let me catch you guys swearin
sayin dookie words
talking like the toilet
I’ll call the police
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) October 13, 2018
Follow on to @ChuckWendig's comments yesterday.
There is an movement in scifi fandom (an extension of the larger division) to suppress certain popular voices. Frankly, I'd be surprised if @scalzi wasn't taking incoming fire.
Fortunately for us, he's well armored. https://t.co/jwFcnyYi6T
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) October 13, 2018
And even Wendig in a longer thread about his dismissal is concerned about the ability to shut down liberal voice.
Be more concerned for people with less power and more marginalized voices — who even BEFORE big projects at the bottom of huge funnels of harassment. Be good to each other. I'm gonna go hug my kid and eat a sandwich.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) October 12, 2018
Remember when Google fired James Damore for his so-called controversial views on the gender gap?
NBC reported in 2015, “A former engineer who wrote a sexist manifesto disparaging Google’s efforts to close the gender gap is now suing, claiming the search giant discriminates against conservative white men.”
I don’t remember a liberal outcry for support of his free speech then.
Here’s the long and short of it. Vulgarity is not an acceptable form of public discourse. For Marvel and Star Wars to object to your disgusting and disrespectful delivery of your opinion is completely appropriate.
It’s so typical for snowflake liberals to melt down when the double standard of consequence goes away. Good on Marvel and Star Wars for their action on this one.
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