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Wednesday, April 08, 2015 

MTV accuses fans of shunning diversity

MTV recently asked why some comics readers are rejecting diversity, predictably refusing to give any room for questions if the dissenters have any legitimate points to raise. They quoted one of the most dishonest editors now working at Marvel too:
“People are afraid of change, and they don’t like it when their toys are played with,” said Marvel’s director of content and character development Sana Amanat, one of the co-creators of the new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan. “We’re trying to show that we’re not trying to take away your toys; we’re just showing them in a different light.”
Sorry, but that doesn't answer any valid questions, such as, why won't they be honest about the Quran's beliefs? Besides, if most of these new, supposedly diverse cast members shoehorned so obviously into the costumes of older cast members were given their own roles instead, people wouldn't complain as much. But depicting them in different lights is correct if it's veteran cast members we're talking about: so many are rendered out-of-character, including, but not limited to, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.

Amanat can say what she likes, but they have broken everybody's toys long ago. Brian Bendis practically bragged about it a couple years back.
Veteran comic book creator Phil Jimenez was on hand to weigh in on the debate as well, saying that negative reactions to increasing diversity in comics comes down to a “combination of experiences and ideologies.”

“The idea that being a nerd is separate from one’s religious, moral and political beliefs is strange to me,” he said. “We bring everything to our decision making on a daily basis.”
I think he's one "nerd" who has separated morale and rationale from everything else, along with Judeo-Christianity, if we're talking about religion. But his politics? Not if he's a leftist. That's one of the biggest problems now; so much leftism dominant among publishers, and no room allowed for conservatives, with some being pushed out if they try to make a difference, as was the case with Chuck Dixon, and possibly Carl Potts too. A problem no leftist in comicdom today will willingly admit. Nobody is against diversity, they're just against doing it at the expense of the older cast members, especially if the veterans are disrespected in any way.

Most galling, however, is how all these modern contributors are throwing their core audiences under the bus, framing them all as demented and evil, after all the faithful readership they'd given them years ago. And no genuine respect for past contributors with more talent than modern writers have either.

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The problem is that its one thing to say you don't follow certain practices and beliefs, its another not doing or following them in the first place.

As for the Quarn, how do people know Mohammed wasn't either going insane or had developed dementia when he made that book?

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