Marvel Says Emphasis on Diversity Alienated Readers
MARVEL says emphasis on diversity alienated readers
Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there”.
Over recent years, Marvel has made efforts to include more diverse and more female characters, introducing new iterations of fan favourites including a female Thor; Riri Williams, a black teenager who took over the Iron Man storyline as Ironheart; Miles Morales, a biracial Spider-Man and Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenage girl who is the current Ms Marvel.
But speaking at the Marvel retailer summit about the studio’s falling comic sales since October, David Gabriel told ICv2 that retailers had told him that fans were sticking to old favourites.
“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” he said. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”A few thoughts:
1) Diversity for diversity's sake is BULLSHIT.
2) Create NEW characters. Don't take the old characters and suddenly make them female or black. Jesus. Be fucking creative. It's your fucking job. It's your ONLY job, dumbfucks.
3) Stop phrasing your faults in such a way as to make it seem like we the readers are at fault.
4) No one wants a Muslim superhero. The whole premise of superhero stories is that a person will sacrifice himself to save humanity at large. Muslims will only sacrifice themselves to kill non-Muslims. Everyone knows this. The evidence hits us every day. Stop bullshitting yourselves and us in the process.
5) FUCK YOU!