Newly minted Captain America scribe Mark Waid thought it was a good idea to target Republicans and label them as pedophiles.
He shared a Click Hole article titled, A Second Chance: This Amazing Organization Helps Disgraced Pedophiles Rebuild Their Lives By Getting Them Elected To Political Office.
Along with the headline, there is a giant image of the GOP.
A Second Chance: This Amazing Organization Helps Disgraced Pedophiles Rebuild Their Lives By Getting Them Elected To Political Office https://t.co/B8XrHrKHcT via @clickhole
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) December 5, 2017
Now, granted Click Hole is a satire website, but if you’ve followed Mark Waid on Twitter he’s attacked the Republican Party numerous times. Here’s one from just a few days ago to give you some context.
There’s a reason Social Security and such are called “entitlements.” It’s because for your lifetime, you’ve paid into these programs and thus are ENTITLED to their benefits. I’m sick of GOP turning that word into a pejorative. https://t.co/vdR0CeQ3Zu
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) December 3, 2017
So, it’s highly likely that Mark Waid wasn’t sharing the Click Hole story as a satire piece, but to make a statement against Republicans and demonize them as pedophiles.
Clickhole is a satire news outlet like The Onion I can't tell if this was posted ironically or not.
— Monster Mandy (@MonsterMandy777) December 6, 2017
However, fans were quick to respond to Mark Waid and point out some disgusting facts about Democrats.
Democratic Seattle Mayor Ed Murray guilty of child sexual abuse – Anthony Weiner was involved in an online sexual relationship with a 15 year old – Bill de Blasio's staff member, Jacob Schwartz, arrested for child porn, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) had sex with underage prostitute
— Reed Richards (@ReedRichards04) December 6, 2017
Funny most Pedophiles are democrats look it up
— Joe Campbell (@JoeCamp53169968) December 6, 2017
Others began to question Mark Waid’s sanity.
Oh sorry mark thought you were discussing the democrats, oh btw this shit shows you need to seek help cause it appears you need some.
— Heath Martin (@HeathMartin15) December 6, 2017
What the hell is wrong with you? This is insanity. Cannot believe @Marvel @CBCebulski and @Disney condone this insane behavior from their employees. #ComicsGate #ComicGate #QualityControl
— Quintendo 64[Just A Pixel]Qomics (@Q64Qomics) December 6, 2017
Mark get some help seriously dude you are not mentally well pic.twitter.com/RFXyEIfkWT
— HalJordanisALLIN? (@RevanMethos) December 6, 2017
There was a lone voice encouraging Waid to post more articles like this.
Don't listen to them, mr. Waid. Keep fighting the good fight.
— Biel (@BielTMecanica) December 6, 2017
I tend to agree with the majority of fans. Based on Waid’s previous posts he went out of his way to share the Click Hole article in an attempt to demonize not only the Republican Party, but those who support the Republican party. This is the man who is writing Captain America and taking him on a road trip to rediscover the nation. While it’s a fictional journey for Captain America, it’s one Mark Waid might want to take himself. To liken the entire Republican Party to one that supports pedophiles is disgusting and shows just how out of touch with many Americans he is.
On another point, does Mark Waid actually think this type of behavior is going to help Marvel and himself sell comic books? As you can see above, many fans find this behavior despicable. Why would they shell out their hard-earned money to support someone who is likening them to pedophiles? Does Marvel not see a problem with this? Why would you allow writers to go out of their way to insult readers? Why are they putting people like Nick Spencer and Mark Waid on Captain America who have such a seething hatred for a significant portion of Americans. It just baffles my mind.
What do you think? Do you think Mark Waid’s behavior was disgusting? Or do you think he was just sharing a Click Hole article for the laughs?