I was surprised when I started noticing tweets by comic book writer and tantrum thrower Mark Waid in my Twitter feed. He raged quit Twitter some time ago and it’s been a while since I’ve read anything from him on Twitter. Here was the last thing he wrote before taking his Twitter ball and going home:
I flew off the handle this morning after being blatantly libeled by a disreputable website. Inexcusable of me. I apologize to all. Over/out.
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) April 4, 2017
Now that he’s logging back into Twitter and saying things again, I’m seeing him in my feed. It doesn’t seem from his current Twitter offerings that he’s claimed down all that much.
Here’s a tweet where he says YouTuber Capn Cummings, currently deployed serving in the U.S. military, harasses young women and readers should stay away from him:
This, from the guy who a few weeks ago spent a full minute stammering about how much he loves my work and what an honor it was to talk to me. I’m calling him out not to pick on a “fan,” but to warn readers he’s a serial harasser of young women, stay away. https://t.co/Uk0JavQGkA
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) November 23, 2017
That’s a heavy accusation to throw around, serial harasser of young women, especially when it’s not backed up by even a shred of evidence. It just makes it seem like Paul Cummings is yet another sexual weirdo like all the other sexual weirdos in the news lately. The point is, he’s not.
Mark Waid, of course, knows this because he is a writer of words. It’s what he does for a living. He takes words, throws them down in a specific order so that the reader comes to an intended conclusion.
I think Mark Waid is a talented writer, but a terrible human being with mental problems.