Ahh bloody hell.
That guy who makes the sarcastic alien comics? He’s anti-abortion, march for life sort.
I’m not going to link the post cause it’s gross.
Just an FYI cause I know people like those comics and I see them posted here on the regular. You will have to decide for yourself if you want to separate the art from the artist.
For me, I can’t. And I certainly won’t be giving him money.
@KARiley40 wait? the cute ones with the aliens confused about human interactions/rituals? got a link?
@julia thanks, that's hella disappointing. *unfollows his stuff*
@wolfie He has "I follow Jesus" in his profiles, that seems like a red flag already...
@julia yeah I guess I didn't notice that before, definitely a red flag
@wolfie Especially when it's the very first thing in the profile... meh
@wolfie YEP that one!
Here's his tweet.
@balrogboogie Wait, who is it?
@balrogboogie Well dang
@KARiley40 Well that sucks. If I weren't already numb to this kind of disappointment after finding out about the guy who created Earthworm Jim I'd be really bummed.
@RobsteinOne Tell me about it. Ugh. Always worries me as a creator I might hold some crappy views. But ugh. This. Just. No. No excuse for being this hateful.
@KARiley40 I feel like being conscious of it & worrying about it makes a big difference.
@RobsteinOne agreed. I just don’t want to fall into the trap of, ‘but I’m progressive! I couldn’t have hurt people!’
One of those, if I worry about it, I’m less likely to do it. Maybe. Lol!
@KARiley40 Heh, I know that feeling too. Especially since I used to have more of a "everyone else is just too uptight" mindset. I still feel really horrible about that.
But I feel like if we're worried of falling into that trap we'll probably know when/if we have or at least be open to criticism from others. That's the big difference. Or at least it's what I keep telling myself when I start to get too anxious about it. :P
@RobsteinOne same!!! I just won’t know how I’ll handle it until it happens and until then, I will try to do the best I can and to never promote hate.
@KARiley40 Same. :)
@KARiley40 hey, could you DM me the link please? <3
@KARiley40 What's his name?
@KARiley40 this is absolutely unsurprising for a blue check with a wedding profile photo and i already had him blocked for that reason 😂
@scanlime I hadn't looked up his profile until this! I'm glad someone found it before I threw money his way.
Welp, reminds me of another comic artist whose series I kinda liked. Then I found out he's basically a SWERF and a TERF. No, I can't separate art from artist in such cases either.
@FluffyMonoceros Ugghhh! Yeah.
Well that’s disappointing news. 😔
@InvaderXan I’m sorry to hear it too.
"why do you keep seeking out art online, knowing that so many of the famous creators you support will turn out to be awful people?"
"I crave star damage"
@KARiley40 somebody on birbsite came up with this: https://twitter.com/glitchritual/status/1115314961998389248
@jollysea thank you!!! This is a wonderful burn!!
@KARiley40 @mara Take this as you like: There has been a clarification (sort of apology, decent enough to not be a no-pology) I can't find the link right now but he said [if my brain stored it correctly] he does not and never had financially supported march for life. Subtext that my brain saved was he's a cis dude and simply has (had) no idea how one can unwillingly get pregnant. I just wanted to let you know 'cause I've seen a "oh, he made a decent apology" tweet (that I just can't find now)
@flauschFraktal I appreciate you finding this out! I'm glad to hear he isn't financially supporting them.
My understanding always was that he supported their views more than anything. I hope, I hope, that he's come to a very swift understanding of why abortions are critically important for people to be able to access.
And totally okay you can't find it atm! I'm sure it will surface and I'm glad to hear it wasn't a non-pology, but I'll wait to see what he does next.