Ethan Van Sciver, Twitter threats, and social justice warriors

Before comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver traveled down to Florida and appeared at an event hosted by Gotham City Pizza, he was sent a threat on Twitter:

Ethan Van Sciver rightfully took the above private message as a threat.

The account in which the threat originated from no longer exists. I don’t know if it was deleted by the user or by Twitter.

Ethan Van Sciver, threat or no threat, went down to Florida like a boss and appeared at Gotham City Pizza. A good time was had by all. The appearance was a success. Then, more than 24 hours after the event, someone smashed the front door of Gotham City Pizza. Ethan blamed the vandalism on the SJWs, the social justice warriors, who he believed threatened him.

I don’t agree with Ethan, but I can certainly see where he was coming from when he made the claim. There’s no doubt he was threatened, but I don’t see how the person making the threat was an SJW.

Someone broke the front door of another restaurant the week before and robbed it. That restaurant is only two miles from Gotham City Pizza.

The photo on the left is Smoke Shack BBQ. It was broken into on the night of October 28. The photo on the right is Gotham City Pizza. The door was broken on the night of November 5, the day after Ethan Van Sciver’s appearance. The two eateries are only two miles apart.

I think the more likely reason for the damage to Gotham City Pizza’s door was someone tried to rob it. It was probably the same thief who robbed Smoke Shack BBQ the week before. Smoke Shack BBQ is located only two miles from Gotham City Pizza.

Whoever broke the door, I don’t think it was an SJW

Social justice warriors don’t go around and damage property after someone they don’t like appears at an event. That’s not their typical modus operandi. What they like to do is de-platform people before an event takes place. They typically never contact the person they don’t like, instead, they contact the event organizer and try to persuade them not to host the person.

Did anyone contact Gotham City Pizza before Ethan’s appearance and ask them not to host the event? If not, I doubt it was an SJW.

Typically, if the SJW cannot persuade the event organizer to do what they want, they quickly go above the organizer. For example, in this case, they would have contacted Gotham City Pizza’s landlord.

The landlord would have been told all sorts of lies. They would have been told Gotham City Pizza was planning an alt-right, white supremacy event featuring Ethan Van Sciver, a famous pro-nazi artist.

They would have tried to convince the landlord that all of Ethan’s alt-right, white supremacist fans would be traveling to Gotham City Pizza, creating a danger to the non-white, non-binary folks of Ormond Beach, Florida.

That’s the kind of crap social justice warriors pull. They don’t commit acts of violence after an event.

For the record, Ethan Van Sciver is not an alt-right Nazi. He’s a nice, decent man who draws comic books really, really well. He’s also a Republican. Big deal. So is half the country I love.

I’m neither a Republican or a Democrat. I’m an American.

I don’t see the point in demonizing anyone because they’re a member of a major political party. It’s not like people have much of a choice of political parties. We only have two.

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2 thoughts on “Ethan Van Sciver, Twitter threats, and social justice warriors”

  1. I’ve known Ethan since the late ’90s when I was an editor at DC Comics. He and I have been very vocal in our political disagreements, but we always had fun with that. Ethan is certainly nothing close to being a Nazi, and I find it ludicrous that some have accused him of such. He’s a great guy, a hard worker, and a loving father. I’m proud to call him my friend. It infuriates me that someone on “my” side of the political divide would threaten him like this. I also hate the whole “SJW” thing. Christ, MLK and Gandhi were social justice warriors. People who send threats like this are just creeps.

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