Thank god for Twitter! Without it, people would handle business matters professionally, in private!
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Earlier today, it was revealed that Gail Simone has been fired from writing duties on Batgirl, despite the book being successful in the face of extreme butthurt from fans over the shafting of toxic Batgirls Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain in favor of perfectly useful in the role of Oracle Barbara Gordon, largely due to the good will Simone engenders in readers. Thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we are able to report almost immediately on the reactions of Simone's colleagues in the industry.
Without any further ado:
Scott Snyder @Ssnyder1835
@GailSimone always in your corner Gail, as a fan and a friend. will call again later.
Kurt Busiek @KurtBusiek
@GailSimone Man. Sympathies, Gail.
J.H. Williams III @JHWilliamsIII
@GailSimone forced off Batgirl. This is so fucked up I have no proper words...
.@GailSimone I'm very sorry to hear that.
Ande Parks @andeparks
People get hired and fired by e-mail now. I think I'm proud to be old.
It's not as if @GailSimone wasn't getting the numbers. She was in the middle of a critical and sales hit.
Above all, @GailSimone has an audience of her own that'll be out of that door with her
Eric Canete @EricCanete
@GailSimone A fine book, Gail. Thanks for writing it.
Greg Rucka @ruckawriter
.@GailSimone That is very, very distressing news.
Antony Johnston @antonyjohnston
@GailSimone Stay classy, comics. Stay classy.
What the comics industry needs is creator ownership, Writer's Guild involvement, royalties, job security.
Mike Norton @themikenorton
@GailSimone Very sorry, ma'am. That's confounding and depressing.
Eric Canete @EricCanete
I dont care how eloquently you write that email- you don't fire a class act of a creator by hitting a 'Send' button. That's bush league.
Brian Wood @brianwood
@GailSimone I would have preferred an email to the horribly condescending phone call I got.
As you can see, Paul Cornell spends a lot of time on Twitter.
We'll keep you updated.
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