A political outburst from Adam Hughes
President Trump makes me ashamed to be an American. If this bothers you; unfollow me. I will not support a racist demagogue. Ever.— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 8, 2017
Well since he decided to throw his hat into the political ring, let me ask: does this ensure he'll never support a demagogue like Jeremiah Wright, the so-called reverend who declared "God damn America"? Because if he's got zero interest in condemning somebody like that, then there's no point in his Trump-bashing, which noticeably isn't backed up with facts.
J. Scott Campbell, while we're on the topic, chimed in, and somebody said:
@JScottCampbell @AH_AdamHughes very sad when great artists and writers are ashamed to be American just cause they don't like their president— Joey Guzman (@jagacdc) February 8, 2017
Agreed. Especially if that's all they care about, and if that's all they can say. Say, what about Tim Kaine? If they really think Trump's just a dimwit, wouldn't Kaine be the same?
When somebody argued that Hughes should just stick to illustrating, he said:
I try to keep my politics to myself but these are extreme times forcing me to say what I believe. If my 1 in 20 political tweets offend: UF https://t.co/xJEo3wLOB7— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 9, 2017
Okay, I'll give him credit for refraining from politics whenever he does, but when he does go into such junk, he really knows how to emerge a huge disappointment. Then, another tweeter made what looked like a sarcastic comment about SJWs, and Hughes said:
One Tweet makes me a big flagrant SJW? Entitled to your opinion, sir. I reject hate and discrimination. Label me as you wish. https://t.co/oS6pFHnLMs— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 9, 2017
The point that can be made is that it's incomprehensible why artists like Hughes, who've been persecuted by SJWs, would refuse to take a good look at how a lot of them support leftist politics like he does, and ponder how his own side is turning against him for petty reasons. And why it may not do any good to support the left if they're going to allow such awful folks to undermine his ability to get assignments and ensure they won't be censored by the cowards now running Marvel, for one. Oddly enough, the tweeter may have actually been a leftist herself, and he then said:
My bad. Apologies to Jess; I misunderstood her meaning. https://t.co/C5RVbJvIQj— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 9, 2017
My apologies if this was meant sincerely. I read it as sarcasm. https://t.co/oS6pFHnLMs— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 9, 2017
It's certainly odd, since it did look like sarcasm at first glance. Nevertheless, the point could still be made that sticking with the side that may be failing to stand up to such disgraces is inexplicable, and doesn't help artists worried about SJW persecution one bit.
I understand them: they're here for my craft, not my opinions. I rarely Tweet my convictions but times are forcing everyone to the yard. https://t.co/AeMsnyCJum— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 9, 2017
Oh, please. If that's the case, isn't it monsters like Iran's Hassan Rouhani who are forcing everybody into the open? Say, why not add the Swedish government's phony feminists who kowtowed to the tyrants?
It's probably awful discovering your favorite talents hold different beliefs. But that's what the Unfollow button is for. https://t.co/AeMsnyCJum— Adam Hughes (@AH_AdamHughes) February 9, 2017
Not always, but it's still galling when all they can do is be monomaniacal and concern themselves only with the POTUS and none of the other serious issues the world's facing.
Hughes is a talented artist, but espousing such pathetic standings as he does makes for a frustrating experience, and risks making it difficult for some fans to feel sorry whenever artists like him are attacked by SJWs.