"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."
- Stanisław Jerzy Lec
He can take his money and donate to organizations that actively work to strip people of their basic civil rights, and people can start petitions and get the word out about exactly what the man stands for.
The informed consumer can make their choice, and the company can decide whether it is worth hiring someone with such views.
I usually try to seperate the individuals from the work when I'm reading, viewing, or listening to some form of art.
But in this case, I can't support the comic, and I can't bring myself to seperate an anti-gay activist when he's writing about a character like Superman.
people keep bringing up work/employment and fail to recognize that companies monitor and fire employees that violate their codes and ethics or mission statement if it's detrimental to their image and business. they also check before hiring. companies rarely want to be seen as co-signing the views and actions of a high profile hire, especially if it's a temporary or freelance gig. hell, i've read about more than one bar,. hardly a corporate entity, that fired it's employees for posting racist screeds on their public facebook and twitter feed.
They just got alot of attention and advertisement and didnt have to pay a cent. Well played.
I dont think it was well played by DC at all. It just makes them look bad.
This whole ordeal really isn't against Card, directly. He has his views and is unlikely to change, but it's DC that should really know better than to do business with this man, especially if they are as Pro-Gay Rights, as they seem to be.
DC:Action Comics - Batman and... - Batman/Superman - Batman - Justice League - Justice League of America
Batman fights death, and Superman fights the impossible - Grant Morrison
I think they knew though. Still in the name of publicity people are willing to do anything. But yeah bad image for DC.
I never expected him to get fired, so the fact that we've stirred enough negative publicity for hiring OSC is a victory to me.
Last edited by Lexrules; 02-12-2013 at 12:35 PM.