On John Siuntres’ World Balloon, Brian Michael Bendis discusses the right wing spreading false rumors about the Ultimate Spider-Man relaunch. He had this to say about Miles Morales and the rumor that he was gay:
The one thing that came out there, I feel, and the reason I haven’t mentioned it, I just feel weird denying the rumour as if there’s something wrong with the rumour, is that that he’s gay.
Listen it was on the Drudge Report as a headline, for days. Someone in England wrote this as a headline, because Sara had said, and I agree but she said it in broken English so it was somehow misconstrued even though it was clear as day, said “I just want to live in a world where it doesn’t matter if you’re black or gay, you’re just a hero” and that’s where we’re headed and this is how you get there. That’s what she said, that’;s what she meant. She never said he’s gay, she never said it, I never said, it Tom never said it, Joe never said it Axel never said it in the hundreds of interviews we did over that course in of the week. The headline on Drudge Report was “He’s Black.. And Gay..” Because she said the word gay in a sentence, he’s somehow gay. Drudge Report’s an idiot and I just let it go. Everything on that site I read and go what world is he living in, he lives in some word where you say black and he hears gay…”
Glenn Beck also claimed that Michelle Obama was behind the change. Here’s what he had to say about that:
“I’m not joking around, I can’t think of a better thing that’s happened in my life, in my career, like obviously my family, but in my career that may be the best thing that’s ever happened. I swear was happier about that for a longer period of time than anything that’s happened in my life. I really, that was the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. I don’t like him, not that he’s conservative, I do not care. He’s an idiot that babbles hateful nonsense that’s why I don’t like him. Some people on Twitter were going “oh the liberal boy”, I’m like well no, that’s not where my brain’s at. As a human, as a person, as an individual, he’s an idiot and he said idiot shit and he said something truly idiotic including that the current comics are stupid but had to spend ten minutes on. I absolutely adored every word that came out of his mouth”
Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the hat tip.
Glenn Beck and the right have an issue with the new Spider-Man because he’s ““half black, half hispanic, half gay.” How is a person “half gay”? Do they play “just the tip”!? The news made it’s rounds as the right misreported, as usual. I was fully expecting there to be an attack of a “hispanic person taking a white person’s job,” but instead we get something that’s not even true and could be refuted by simple reading a press release. Sigh….
Bleeding Cool and The Beat have more on this. I just don’t know what to say anymore.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been in the news a lot recently. The troubled Broadway musical will be seeing another delay. This is the fifth delay for the musical which will now open on March 15. I’m willing to bet that it doesn’t open in 2011 and gets a few more delays. Producers, Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, said the opening was pushed back “to allow for more time to fine-tune aspects of the show, including the new ending.” Cohl also picked this date to make sure it was the “final postponement.”
Grammy-winning record producer Steve Lillywhite has also joined the musical’s staff. He’s working on the cast album and has worked with U2 who’s Bono and The Edge are responsible for the musical’s music.
And in stranger news, Glenn Beck railed against theater critics and declaring the musical better than Wicked. On his radio show the controversial commentator used a fake French accent to mock critics who’ve been taking the musical to task. He also called “Spider-Man” as the 21st century equivalent of “The Phantom of the Opera.”
It’s the latest edition of Tuesday Twitter Fun
DC Comics staffer Ron Perazza discusses his thoughts as to the problem of right wing talking heads. You can follow him at http://twitter.com/perazza.
And now for something completely different as it’s from overseas. Comics legend Warren Ellis gives his take on the recent debate in England. Follow him at http://twitter.com/warrenellis.
It’s a decent week of Twitter posts on a range of subjects.
Comic book writer Ben Templesmith has two this week. One covers his thoughts on whaling and the other about Delegate Bob Marshall’s statement on abortion and disable children. You can follow him at http://twitter.com/Templesmith.
One of the men behind Lost and some time comic book writer Damon Lindelof asked for some political action to get his latest podcast posted. Follow him at http://twitter.com/DamonLindelof.
Ron Marz, who’s no stranger about speaking his mind, decided to comment on Fox television personality Glenn Beck. You can follow Ron at http://twitter.com/ronmarz.