V for Vendetta's David Lloyd whitewashed Che Guevara
"As far as that mask is concerned, well, I'm happy it's being used as a multi-purpose banner of protest," Lloyd tells Comic Riffs. “It's like [Alberto Korda’s] Che Guevara image on T-shirts and such that was used so often in the past as a symbol of revolutionary spirit — the difference being that while Che represented a specific political movement, the mask of V does not: It's neutral.Does that include Guevara's own tyranny and mass murder when he was running his reign of terror in Cuba? Also note how ambiguous Lloyd is being when he talks about what Guevara represented, as though he can't bring himself to acknowledge that Guevara represented extreme leftism or communism. He's just perfectly awful.
“It just represents opposition to any perceived tyranny,” continues Lloyd, “which is why it fits easily into being Everyman's tool of protest against oppression rather than being a calling card for a particular group.”
And after the Occupy movement's use of the mask, it'll probably only be seen as a symbol of anarchy and contempt for capitalism.
Lloyd really is screwed up.