IDW Publishing’s Editorial Director of Graphic Novels & Collections Justin Eisinger has either deleted his account or at the very least deactivated it following his violent threats against President Donald Trump and his supporters, which included threatening to punch someone in the face as well as threatening to chop President Trump’s head off via guillotine as was done during the French Revolution.
YouTuber That Umbrella Guy (TUG) was quick to make the call for consumers to contact Hasbro who is one of IDW’s biggest licensee partners. IDW publishes stories surrounding a number of Hasbro brands including Transformers, G.I. JOE., My Little Pony, Jem & TheHolograms, Dungeons & Dragons, Littlest Pet Shop, Micronauts, ROM, M.A.S.K., and Magic: The Gathering.
Tug explains why people should contact Hasbro:
“IDW has commodities that belong to Hasbro: G.I. JOE, Transformers. These things are Hasbro’s products. And Hasbro when they go out and let someone utilize it, they don’t mean at the detriment of the product. You aren’t supposed to go out there and harm Hasbro’s name. That’s why I say that you go and contact Hasbro because IDW won’t listen. And well if you want something to change well you can make things change. When you start contacting people within advertisement, when you start targeting that and saying, ‘Hey this is literally what these people are doing out there. You need to look into it. They are besmearing your name.’ If you give examples like that, maybe they will listen, maybe they won’t. But if you get enough complaints there, it becomes something where these people know there is a problem.”
We’ve reached out to IDW to determine why Justin Eisinger left Twitter and whether or not he’s receiving any kind of internal disciplinary actions for his violent threats against the President and his supporters. We did not receive a response at the time of publication.