Action Comics writer and creator of Booster Gold, Dan Jurgens, had some tough words for millennials and other distraught activists on Twitter:
The writer of Batman Beyond and Death Of Superman posted this, and hastily deleted it. Says a lot: pic.twitter.com/AXAVQ2SOTz— Ellak Roach (@ellak96) November 10, 2016
The now deleted tweet was quickly and widely criticized as being insensitive to those veterans who are in need of counseling due to PTSD and other traumas arising from the lack of mental health services available to our veterans.
.@thedanjurgens You're right. So they killed themselves from PTSD instead. Nice to see the Superman writer lack so much compassion.— 2018midtermelections (@RaySonne) November 10, 2016
Jurgens immediately apologized stating that his "Poorly worded tweet that has nothing to do with PTSD, plight of vets or anything else along those lines." Jurgens goes on to explain that the...
Point I was trying to make is that if you don't like the results of something, like an election, roll up your sleeves and effect change.— Dan Jurgens (@thedanjurgens) November 10, 2016
Although seemingly sincere in his apology to veterans suffering from PTSD many on twitter took even more umbrage with Jurgens moral high ground of rolling up their sleeves to "effect change" noting that as the current writer of Action Comics he is firmly in the Superman family of books which is overseen by Superman group editor and alleged sexual harasser Eddie Berganza.
every fucking comics dude talking about how people need to "get tough" and "make change":— Colin Spacetwinks (@spacetwinks) November 10, 2016
stop being silent about abusers.
you wanna condescend to the youth talking about and challenging fascism, bigotry, in multitudes of ways? say they're babies?— Colin Spacetwinks (@spacetwinks) November 10, 2016
then you, at the very minimum, need to get off your ass and stop being silent about the ABUSE and BIGOTRY in your field you ALL know of.— Colin Spacetwinks (@spacetwinks) November 10, 2016
Mr. Jurgens reportedly resounded to calls for him to effect change in his world by sticking his fingers in his years while signings "La la la! I can't here you!" even though he is reading these things on Twitter and "I can't hear you" makes no sense.