It was the clash of the titans that no-one saw coming. While Ron Marz was responding to the outcry over Miles Morales being the new Spider-Man, as well as the Laurence Fishburne is Perry White news, on Twitter (“‘Worst. Week. Ever.’ — Racists.”), Scott Lobdell was busy responding to… Ron Marz:
Marz was understandably confused, retweeting the above and adding “Probably, since I have no idea what that means.” Lobdell’s reply was to the point (The following includes these two additional follow-ons):
[I]t means your daily Me Am Morally Superior To World rants are tedious and unoriginal. Let your work speak for itself. Wow! What a stand: “Racists am bad” Why not use your writing to change hearts and minds instead of shooting fish in a barrel. I find your pomposity fascinating. Take this as an Tweetervention: no1 stands up FOR Racism ‘cept morons. Ur impressing no one.
While Marz seemed confused in response (“Me Am Morally Superior To World’? Seriously? I was under the impression I’m allowed to think racists are bad people” and “Scott, please understand this is said with no malice: if my tweets somehow offend you, you don’t have to follow me“) before adding “It’s not my goal to impress anyone. I just say what’s on my mind. Sorry if that casts me as pompous in your eyes“, leading Lobdell to respond by suggesting “Hmmm. Maybe you just need to think deeper thoughts.”
I can’t be the only one wondering what is going on here, right? I mean, if you’re going to attack people for stating the obvious on Twitter, there are far more deserving targets that someone jokingly going after racists for being idiots. Clearly, there’s some backstory here that no-one else – including, potentially, Marz himself – knows about, but as ever, Kurt Busiek wins when it comes to commentary on the situation: