A colourist who helped produce the DC Superman comics has revealed he is quitting his job in protest against the company’s decision to make the superhero bisexual and to change his iconic slogan.
Gabe Eltaeb made the announcement during a YouTube livestream with fellow former DC Comics worker Ethan Van Sciver on October 13. “I’m tired of this s***,” Eltaeb said during the livestream of DC’s decision to make the new Superman bisexual . It is “f****** nonsense” that the company changed Superman’s slogan from “truth, justice, and the American way” to “truth, justice, and a better tomorrow,” he added.
“I’m tired of them ruining these characters — they don’t have a right to do this,” he said, noting he would be finishing out his contract with DC before leaving. “What really pissed me off was saying, ‘Truth, justice , and a better world,'” he added. “F*** that. It was, ‘Truth, justice, and the American way.’ My grandpa almost died in World War II — we don’t have a right to destroy s*** that people died for to give us. It’s a bunch of f****** nonsense.”
According to Bounding Into Comics, he concluded: “They call us bigots and racist and sh*t, I would ask them, find me in the f**king mainstream, not on the fringes, one f**king book, one f**king t-shirt, one movie that says that leftism is bad and conservatism is good, find it for me, they f**king won’t they’re not letting people have a voice, they’re the f**king bigots.
Defending Eltaeb’s comments on the video, Van Sciver said: “He had a lot to say, a lot of feelings and a lot of thoughts that he wasn’t able to share because he was working for DC Comics. “And that’s the reality. You cannot come out and be a conservative and critisize the company that you work for in this way. You have to be completely supportive of the corporate agenda, whatever it is.”
He concluded: “You have to keep your negative or critical opinions to yourself, and it’s so liberating to be able to not work for DC comics and be able to say exactly what you think. And I think that’s what Gabe is going through here.”
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