This blog post, in which the writer complains about “gay characters being shoved into my comic books” — I initially thought it was parody, but alas — has generated some interesting, and amusing, responses, including Kate Fitzsimons’ “Queer Comics Controversy Bingo!” card.
One of my favorite remarks comes from Mordicai, in the comments section of the original post: “Dude, his KIDS could READ a COMIC with GAY PEOPLE IN IT. TRY TO PUT YOURSELF IN HIS SHOES!”
So, why did I think it was parody? Oh, there are the repeated, unintentional sexual innuendos (things being thrust and shoved), assertions that the blogger doesn’t care “what you do in the privacy of your own home,” and a couple of detours into quotas and proportionality.
But the winning, completely over-the-top shot is, “I really think it’s all Warren Ellis’s fault.” That, I’m convinced, is an evergreen argument point, perfect for any topic.
Yes, it’s all Warren Ellis’ fault.