Apparently the plot thickens...
...From what I can tell, the outrage began about five days ago from this Tumblr blog Weiner Soldier, a site “living a rick remender hate life.” The site generally is dedicated to how Remender ruined comics for Jackie, a 26 year old that thinks “marvel comics has ruined (their) life.” How has he done so?
...Unfortunately, the false info made it’s way to the Examiner, a bastion of bad reporting, and that only threw more fuel to the fire. Add in the fact the one committing the “act” is African American, and now you have racial overtones to boot. On top of that, “facts” like sales figures are thrown around in a vacuum and context is left out, like the normal attrition in sales for ongoing comic book series. Don’t let “facts” get in your way people! We’ve got some raging to do!
, the douchenozzle who initially spread the misinformation, commented on that article.
Hi, I’m that Jackie. How dare you a) link to my personal blog, and b) provide location information? A link to my twitter means linking to my likeness. This is unacceptable.
I guess they doesn't like being called out on their bullshit. It's okay to try and start a campaign to get someone fired by lying about their work, but, for the LOVE OF GOD, don't link to their public profile.
Also, if you need another reason to like Mark Brooks or want to see "Uncle Rich" go at it with someone, here ya go.
Like always, there's more at the links.http://graphicpolicy.com/2014/07/07/rick-remender-and-faux-outrage/