Nagisa Furukawa wrote:
I don't have a problem with someone expressing their views on Card and recommending to others that they not buy it either.
I start to have a problem when we get petitions, as the article says, "calling for DC to remove him from the book." That is crossing the line. Don't like his Superman story? Don't buy it. But to lobby for him to lose his job? Sickening, just sickening.
Not at all. In many ways, it's more
enlightened than simply not buying the comic in question, because it lets DC know in no uncertain terms that people have a problem with that one individual, and not others on the team. And since boycotting a product harms the whole
team, communicating one's objection to a certain member is better for the group overall.
If DC were to offer a modified purchase of the series in which everyone but
Card would be paid, that'd be another story. But consumers have the right to hold their clients (in this case, entertainment providers) to account, and this is simply one way of doing business.
Funny how right-wingers forget to gush about the viciousness of the free market when it's a social discriminator's turn to smell the exhaust.