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Capital City Comic Con’s Boobs Shows They’re Dicks (Updated)

On International Women’s Days, Capital City Comic Con caused comic fans to take leaps back today due to the convention’s thinking putting boobs on a flyer is humorous and witty, but not misogynistic at all. The convention which takes place in Austin, Texas decided the city’s motto of “Keep it Weird” wasn’t good for them, and instead focused on “Keep it Sexist.”

While promoting the show, the convention decided to go with this flyer thinking it was funny:

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You can imagine this went over about as well as you can expect, with a shit storm kicking up online, thankfully condemning the promotion. When an individual decided to call out the convention on their Facebook page, this was their response:

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DC Women Kicking Ass reached out to the convention and received this response:

Aaron Luevano who told me by email that he was aware of the card and approved it telling me”I asked before it was designed, many approved.”

When in the wrong, double down I guess. Thankfully individuals are speaking up, not only posting angry Tweets, but also going directly to the show, responding to their comment on Facebook above or posting their own and rating the show. Here’s a sampling:

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Sexism, misogyny, and harassment within the industry and especially at conventions has been an issue for years. For every step forward, we get just as many steps back like the above incident, or this other recent one from another convention.

We’ll see how the convention continues to put their foot in their mouth, or if they decide to get their head out of their ass and do the right thing.

Update: Capital City Comic Con posted a few updates on their Facebook page. First up, Aaron Luevano posted this in the reviews (scoring the show 3 stars, which is odd):

In response to our prior ad campaign, the proper steps are being taken in regards to this situation. Capital City Comic Con did not mean to offend or harm anyone, in any way. Our advertising department has been contacted and changes to our marketing material and plan are being made. We respect everyone’s opinion. We are glad this issue was brought to our attention. We want everyone to feel safe at our convention and not feel offended. As a comic book convention, it is primordial that we do not send the wrong message to fans. We were contacted by a few female fans who wish to support the distribution of our initial flyers, to which we respectfully declined. As for our future plans, we will no longer use the image of superheroes (or any character) in such fashion. We wish to apologize to anyone we may have offended with our initial promotional campaign. We would like to invite all of you to comment on our new campaign once released. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. From the staff and management

There was also this:

In response to our prior ad campaign, the proper steps are being taken in regards to this situation. Capital City Comic Con did not mean to offend or harm anyone, in any way. Our advertising department has been contacted and changes to our marketing material and plan are being made.

We respect everyone’s opinion. We are glad this issue was brought to our attention. We want everyone to feel safe at our convention and not feel offended. As a comic book convention, it is primordial that we do not send the wrong message to fans.

We were contacted by a few female fans who wish to support the distribution of our initial flyers, to which we respectfully declined. As for our future plans, we will no longer use the image of superheroes (or any character) in such fashion. We wish to apologize to anyone we may have offended with our initial promotional campaign.

We would like to invite all of you to comment on our new campaign once released. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

From the staff and management

I’ll leave it to you the readers to decide how to take both statements.

(via Richard Neal of Zeus Comics that has condemned this, please support this store!)

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