DC Comics writer Zoe Quinn, who writes Goddess Mode, defended the brutal assault by Antifa on Quillette editor Andy Ngo in Portland, Oregon over the weekend.

Ngo was attacked by a number of members of Antifa as they hit and pelted him with a milkshake. The Washington Examiner reports a number of protestors yelled, “get the f*** out of here,” “go home Andy Ngo,” and “f****** owned b****.”

Ngo’s legal representative Harmeet Dhillon noted Ngo suffered a “brain bleed” from the attack.

Portland police reported that they had “received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today contained quick-drying cement.”

Following the report of Andy Ngo’s brutal attack, DC Comics writer Zoe Quinn, who previously described Republicans as “evil”, defended the possibility of assaulting Ngo with cement claiming it wouldn’t solidify due to sugar. (Archive link: http://archive.is/UUxGq)

Quinn’s claim is true that sugar slows the process of cement solidifying. Chemistry World reports that “if the sugar concentration exceeds 1% of the cement mixture it will refuse to harden altogether.” The Telegraph notes sugar interferes with “the hydration process by binding with the minerals and slow[s] down the reaction.” They also note that some theories suggest “that the sugar-metal complexes that form can also create an insoluble layer around the cement grains that impedes the reaction necessary for hardening.”

However, just because sugar stops cement from hardening does not mean it is no less dangerous when wet. In fact, wet cement can inflict chemical burns. It’s also possible that the sugar only slowed the process of the cement from hardening and didn’t actually prevent it. Even partial set cement can still cause a great deal of physical damage.

Quinn previously supported Antifa violence in the past.

She’s not the only person to support their violence. Last year, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse director Peter Ramsay came out in support of Antifa, a group that has seen their behavior labeled as “domestic terrorist violence” by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Fellow DC Comics writer Rob Sheridan has also shown support for Antifa.

Is this a good look for DC Comics, should one of its writers attempt to excuse assault due to ideological reasons? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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