Richard C. Meyer, the man behind the Comics & Diversity YouTube channel, published a deceptive video about the Reveal podcast episode regarding Comicsgate. It doesn’t appear Meyer listened to the episode. Instead, it seems he based his video critique solely on an article published on Bounding into Comics about the podcast episode.
Bounding into Comics is the official propaganda news-blog of Comicsgate.
So Sana Amanat has been a little problem. She has one of those BS corperate titles that means nothing, VP of Content and Creator Development. What? What is that? You make things and stuff?
It reminds me of when I was in the Marines. We had this corperal who was very, very buff but maybe not the smartest guy in the world, but he was in great shape. One time somebody asked him how he got into such great shape and he goes, “I lift weights and do cardio.” It was like, you know, very helpfull.
VP of Content and Creator Development. What do you do? That.
Sana Amanat has been a little problem?
Meyer didn’t ask Amanat what she did at Marvel Comics. He imagined he did. Meyer then imagined Amanat replied to his question with, “That.” He then proceeded to make fun of her for the pretend answer he imagined.
This exchange did not take place in the real world. It was concocted entirely in his imagination.
Meyer then read a quote from the Bounding into Comics article that was a quote from the Reveal podcast. The quote was from Amanat. He read it in an insulting and disparaging female voice that didn’t sound at all like Amanat. I know this because I heard her say the words Meyer was reading. Unlike Meyer, I listened to the podcast episode he denounced as a “hit piece.”
Assigning a disparaging voice to the people he doesn’t like is a common trick of Meyer’s. When he doesn’t like a person, usually because they’re more successful and respected than him, he quotes something they said in a voice that makes them sound vapid and stupid.
For example, when he makes a video about comic book creator Kwanza Osajyefo, he reads his tweets using an effeminate “black” voice. I’ve heard Kwanza Osajyefo speak. He doesn’t sound anything like the voice Meyer assigns him.
It’s extremely dishonest.
In the case of the Reveal podcast episode, it’s also lazy. Instead of reading a quote from the official Comicsgate propaganda website about the podcast, he could have included that actual audio in his video. He has the ability to do that. Other YouTubers do that, why can’t Richard C. Meyer?
For Meyer to include the actual audio of Sana Amanat speaking, it would require work on his part. He’d have to extract the audio from the podcast and then include it in his video. Meyer is a low-effort YouTuber. He makes his videos on his phone, often in his car.
The audio of Sana Amanat speaking would also deny him the ability to make her sound like a mindless, mentally challenged air-head.
There’s a reason people think Richard C. Meyer is sexist and racist
People think Meyer is a sexist misogynist because of the way he chooses to portray women. People think he’s racist because of the way he chooses to portray black men.
If he’s not sexist or racist, and he doesn’t want to sound sexist or racist, he needs to stop assigning sexist and racist voices to people. That’s if he even cares about his reputation. At this point, I’m not sure he does.