Iconic Batman artist Neal Adams recently took to Twitter to state that “Donald Trump has made me ashamed to be white.”
Not only did Adams create one of the most iconic looks for Batman, but he created one of his best villains in Ra’s al Ghul. He also created Man-Bat.
In his tweet Adams would add, “And made me prefer to identify with whatever amount of me is otherwise. One day I hope to be less ashamed. Not now.”
Donald Trump has made me ashamed to be white. and made me prefer to identify with whatever amount of me is otherwise. One day I hope to be less ashamed. Not now.
— Neal Adams (@nealadamsdotcom) March 19, 2019
Adams has recently gotten quite political with his recent tweets. It all started when he actually warned the comic book industry about discriminating against political views specifically Republicans.
However, he would quickly recant on his warning saying he made over 100 phone calls and he didn’t find “any talented artists or writers who didn’t get work because of their political views.”
Well, a hundred phone calls later, and i haven’t found any talented artists or writers who don’t get work because of their political views. I was pretty thorough,….and I could be wrong, but I just can’t find it!
I hope all in our biz do well. Love you all.
— Neal Adams (@nealadamsdotcom) March 12, 2019
A number of comic book professionals including Billy Tucci would chime in letting Adams know he hadn’t called them.
You didn’t call me.
— Billy Tucci (@BillyTucci) March 13, 2019
You didn’t call @DaveDorman
— De McDonald (@WriteBrainMedia) March 13, 2019
Maybe I’m not talented enough but there’s a start… all I did was hashtag comicsgate and evs in a fan art I did pic.twitter.com/kkscXGbDJs
— Rob (@Ar_En_Artist) March 13, 2019
Others like Mike Miller and Peter Simeti previously indicated there is quite a lot of blacklisting happening in the comics industry.
Truth. There’s a simple rule in Comics these days, if you’re on the right, keep your opinions to yourself, or lose work. If you’re on the left, say whatever you like, and you’re fine. And even if you’re fired as a pretense, they’ll hire you right back.
— Mike S. Miller (@AbacusMike) March 12, 2019
We’ve got a lot to talk about… pic.twitter.com/KyBOL9N3CV
— Peter Simeti 💬 (@petersimeti) March 12, 2019
Chuck Dixon has been quite open that Marvel Comics has blacklisted him. He told us in an interview in February last year, “When you don’t fall in lockstep with everything Axel Alonso believes. Of course, which of us is still working in comics today?”
In a subsequent tweet Adams would make it clear where he stands on a number of political issues.
America is no longer discussing Politics, but Humanitarian issues. Two children dead at our border, American Nazi running down a protester, Bigots killing innocents in schools and places of worship, and Sciences’s warning of PREVENTABLE planetary warming. This is NOW the DANGER!
— Neal Adams (@nealadamsdotcom) March 15, 2019
What do you make of Neal Adams feeling “ashamed to be white” because Donald Trump is the President of the United States?