The biggest problem I have with this is that DC chose to run this contest WHEN WORLDWIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 10. All of next week is Suicide Prevention Week. Good looking out, DC.
Also, Palmiotti's response WAS on facebook and he DID take it down. Several people, myself included, were pointing out exactly how it was a horrible idea and then how the Looney Toons argument didn't hold water. (Case in point: Elmer shooting Daffy isn't the same as Daffy getting depressed and turning the shotgun on himself. It's like saying a sex scene and a rape scene are the same thing.)
DC's going to do what they're going to do. They're going to think what they're going to think. The only way to combat bad speech is with good speech, so I'm putting up $50 in a different contest. http://contestedharley.tumblr.com