Looks like Mark Hughes is still covering for the fan-baiters
So, a/b that whole "being furious #CaptainAmerica was a Hydra agent" thing... (cont)— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) June 28, 2016
...did that outcome sound familiar? As if a bunch of people repeatedly reminded everyone that of COURSE that's what it would be? Yep.— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) June 28, 2016
C'mon comic fans, fauxtrage a/b #HydraCap was bad enough; acting fauxtraged a/b the explanation (which we all KNEW was coming) is absurd.— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) June 30, 2016
Missing the point, as expected. What made the whole affair so distasteful for starters was that they lied in their promotion, making it sound like "evil Steve Rogers" was the real deal, and as though it's a throughly positive road for exploration. If they hadn't been so hell-bent on doing it that way, most people probably wouldn't have been so bothered...except that with Marvel's MO today, that's why it's actually superfluous and insulting. It's hardly a "fauxtrage" in this instance. Yet it figures a man who's capable of villifying Golden Age contributors and their work without making any distinctions would stoop this low, and attack the legitimacy of superhero fans who find the modern marketing approach using "outrage culture" as their strategy offensive. It's still stunning how Hughes sided with faux-fans in the media who're trying to convince the audience Golden Age comics and their writers are inherently sexist and racist, yet never ever admit modern superhero comics are capable of falling victim to the same problems, thanks to faux-fans now working within the companies proper. If he doesn't like the Golden Age tales, as he suggested, he has no business writing about any new superhero-related products either, because he clearly doesn't uphold any of the positive values the creations were built upon.
All this shouldn't be too shocking once you know where Hughes stands though:
You can easily find many racists & racism/far-right apologists in my recent tweets. It's an easy, fast way to compile a block list, haha!— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) June 28, 2016
So, for a man like Hughes, right-wingers are the crisis, and never left-wingers. Uh-huh. But I guess this shouldn't be a surprise he'd mouth off with stuff like this; he has worked for leftist sources like Huffington Post to boot.
Having thought about this, all I can say is I'm enormously disappointed with Hughes for being such an apologist, and letting his liberal bias get the better of him. He is decidedly not a superhero fan.