As the movie Nashville once said, politics is everywhere — and it seems like a character like Captain America would certainly not be immune to it, either.
Fox News has reported that the last issue of Captain America, which had a sign that said “Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag You,” will be altered to remove the sign in future editions.
“I don’t know who did it, probably someone who thought it was funny,” writer Ed Brubaker told Fox, explaining that he did not write that sign in his script, but was likely put in by lettering or production. “I didn’t think so, personally. That’s the sign being changed to something more generic for the trade reprint, because I and my editor were both shocked to see it.”
There’s a lot that could be discussed over something like this — on the one hand, I could certainly understand that no one wants to see their personal beliefs slammed by their favorite comic, and on the other hand, I could certainly understand the idea of “if you’re not a racist/reactionary/crazy person, don’t take this scene personally, it’s not bashing the Republican party as a whole.” (In fact, that might open up a whole can of worms over whether or not the very practice of being a superhero could be a liberal or conservative act!) What say you, Rama readers? Sound off!
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