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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 

Archie Comics set out to attack real-life protest

It seems that Dan Parent, the contemptible writer for Archie who's now come up with a scene where the homosexual protagonist they introduced named Kevin Keller would kiss his boyfriend did that specifically to mock One Million Moms:
It's a just quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller.

The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate's diner, drawing the ire of at least one disapproving Riverdale mom.

The woman "gets very offended and kind of pitches a bit of a fit," said Dan Parent, who writes and draws the issue, "Kevin Keller" No. 10 that is released Aug. 7.

For Archie Comics it's a bit of art imitating life. Parent said he wrote the story after efforts to remove a comic magazine showing Keller getting married drew at complaints. One Million Moms, a project of The American Family Association, asked Toys R Us not to display "Life With Archie" No. 16 near its checkout aisles. Toys R Us did not, and the issue went on to sell out its print run.

Parent called the new story a "playful poke" at the protest.
So insulting parents (which is his very own name) concerned about poor examples being set for their children is perfectly fine? Parent sounds like a very brainless man with no respect for parental beliefs at all. I guess he also thinks a parent is not allowed to decide what's best for his/her children either.

I notice this is the umpteenth example of a mainstream news story (AP Wire) where they don't even say how many copies it actually sold, other than to the most obsessive, quixotic collectors. Sean Howe once said it right, this would be a dumb reason to buy a comic book, because even Archie's publicity stunt won't have any significance within 15 minutes.

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Add Archie Comics to the list of comics that are no longer suitable for younger kids.

Do you know who One Million Moms is? They're not parents concerned about the example set for their children. They're bigots - plain and simple - concerned about homosexuals being depicted as human beings. Their first real media attention came when they tried to get Ellen Degeneres yanked as the spokeswoman for Sears because she is a lesbian, which had nothing to do with the content of the actual ads. I don't care WHAT his name is. OMM are highly deserving of antagonism, like any other bigot group.

Ah, screw it. I'm not even going to bother.

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