Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts

Marvel Comics took the extraordinary step firing Chuck Wendig, an acclaimed writer working for them as a freelancer. Reportedly Marvel fired him over posts he made on his personal Twitter account. Here is what Mr. Wendig said about the situation on his Twitter account:

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts - Bent Corner

 

Chuck Wendig had his personal, verified Twitter account long before he began writing comic books for Marvel, and he’ll have it for a long time to come. This is the tweet that most likely landed him in hot water with Marvel:

This tweet irritated a good many Trump supporters. Members of the cash grab known as Comicsgate made a very big deal about it. Not only do they enjoy paying $35 for 48-page comics not yet published, but they also enjoy going after SJWs, cucks, soyboys, cultural Marxists, and people who don’t support Donald Trump. In other words, roughly 60% of the country.

Some of the biggest and most respected GOP celebrities, people like Dinesh D’Souza, Ben Shapiro, and even Curt “bankruptcy” Schilling, began publicly chastising Mr. Windig over his anti-GOP, anti-Trump tweets. Mr. Windig’s tweets then may or may not have come to the attention of Ike Perlmutter.

Who is Ike Perlmutter?

Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter

Ike Perlmutter is a super-weird billionaire and a massive Donald Trump supporter. He’s not only best friends with Trump, he reportedly secretly co-managers the Department of Veteran Affairs from Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s favorite country club. Ike Perlmutter is also the chairman and former CEO of Marvel Entertainment.

It’s not outside the realm of possibilities to think Perlmutter somehow heard about Chuck Wendig’s Twitter activity, perhaps someone in his inner circle listening to The Ben Shapiro Show, and ordered Marvel editorial to show Mr. Wendig the door. Something had to have recently happened considering Mr. Wendig has always been vocal about his disdain for Republicans and their politics.

What Marvel Comics did was terrible

How Marvel Comics could go after a person because of their free speech is more than ridiculous. Books publishers traditionally placed great value on free speech. Not Marvel Comics. I’m glad I don’t spend much money on Marvel books. I was reading their Star Wars books, but I probably will not do that anymore.

 

Here is an easy way to make Twitter less toxic

Twitter can be a toxic cesspool of weaponized hatred. It will continue to be one until the people in charge take steps to clean it up. Until then, here’s an easy way to keep a lot of the trolls from appearing in your Mentions.

Go to “Notifications” and then select “Setting” on the right. This will bring up the following screen:

Here is an easy way to make Twitter less toxic

In “Mute notifications from people:” check off “Who haven’t confirmed their email” and “Who haven’t confirmed their phone number.” Then press “Save Changes.”

Once I did this, I saw a lot less toxic comments in my Mentions.

I actually had no idea people could create a Twitter account without verifying their email address and their phone number. I just assumed people had to confirm their real email address and phone number. It seems crazy to me that they don’t. This is especially true when you factor in how much toxic hate gets thrown at people, especially by those associated with Comicsgate.

Eventually, Twitter will make confirming a person’s email address and phone number a mandatory step when creating an account. Hopefully, they’ll do a lot more to verify people. How can they not? They should be doing a lot more than that. Everyone – not just celebrities – should be able to confirm their identity with a government ID and a credit card. Then, there should be a setting that only allows verified accounts to appear in your feed.

If Twitter doesn’t do this, another company will and they will put Twitter out of business. At this point in the timeline, perhaps that’s best.

Wil Wheaton left Twitter, then got kicked off fake Twitter

Former child actor and Internet social activist Wil Wheaton decided to leave Twitter. The reason? Because Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refused to ban Info Wars host Alex Jones, someone Wheaton didn’t like.

I’ve got to admit, I enjoy the comedy stylings of Alex Jones, although not directly from the man himself. I like him best when his foolishness is pointed out by others and then ridiculed for it. I was sad to see Jones get kicked off YouTube because it made it harder for people to mock him.

If YouTube allows someone as repulsive as Boogie2988 to remain on their platform, it stands to reason they’ll allow anyone to remain. Or so I thought.

A day that will go down in Twitter infamy

 

Wil Wheaton left Twitter on August 17, 2018. Twitter could continue doing what it wanted to do, it just couldn’t do it with Wheaton still on board.

I didn’t know this, but there’s a fake version of Twitter called Mastodon. Instead of using a centralized server like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and other similar services transfer information, it uses smaller decentralized networks and computers to do it. Much like you can send email to people who are not using the same email server as you, Mastodon messages can be read by other Mastodon members.

Wil Wheaton joined Mastodon to fill the massive void created by not having Twitter in his life anymore.

Mastodon has a large trans user base. Many of the trans users on Mastodon didn’t like Wheaton and have even claimed to feel unsafe by his mere presence on the service. The reason? Because back in the days of Gamergate, Wheaton endorsed GGAutoBlocker, the Twitter blocklist created by Randi Harper. She created a block list based not on the actions of people, but because of who people followed.

Randi Harper is a terrible human being

Randi Harper

I was listed on the GGAutoBlocker. I harassed or attacked no one. How did I end up on the list? Because for a time I followed Milo Yiannopoulos, a one-time leader in the Gamergate community. I followed him not because I agreed with him (I didn’t), but because I was interested in the stupid things he said and did. For as long as I can remember, I’ve appreciated listening to the voices of people I didn’t agree with. I’ve found it helps me better define what I believe in and even more importantly, what I do not believe in. 

As it turns out, not only was Randi Harper adding people to her blocklist she deemed to be pro-Gamergate (I was not), she was also adding known trans women because she personally didn’t like trans women. Or something. I don’t really know the specifics and I’m too lazy to go to Ask Jeeves and find out.

It all came to a head for Wil Wheaton when he blocked a trans woman for pulling a prank on him that involved the old “deez nuts” joke. This person then rallied other trans people and as a group demanded Mastodon remove Wheaton. Unlike Twitter’s response to Wil Wheaton’s demand to remove Alex Jones from the platform, Mastodon was more than happy to comply with the demand to remove Wheaton.

Wil Wheaton is no longer on the decentralized platform.

So there you have it. Wil Wheaton finds himself without Twitter and fake Twitter. It’s a sad tale. People like Wheaton rely on Twitter as a mechanism to share their virtue. I actually feel bad for him. What good is it to want to punch Nazis if you can’t broadcast that fact on social media? I guess he’ll just have to start actually punching people he decides are Nazis and let people find out about it from police reports and TMZ.

Jeremy Hambly getting punched at Gen Con is now officially a dumpster fire

I’m calling it. As of 9:44 pm eastern daylight time, Jeremy Hambly getting attacked by Matt Loter at Gen Con is now officially a five-alarm dumpster fire.

Little by little, the story of him getting punched to the back of the head because of his “political beliefs” has become more and more absurd. Last night Jeremy released a video that said a whole host of things, some of which contradicted what he said earlier.

The whole thing is a mess. An absurd, hot mess.

Jeremy Hambly should have been prepared to deal with people who hate him

Jeremy Hambly

Jeremy is a controversial, YouTube culture warrior. He was banned for life by Wizards of the Coast, the makers of Magic: The Gathering for what they considered harassment and bullying of people in the community. He’s not allowed to attend sanctioned Magic: The Gathering events or tournaments for the rest of his life. There’s a reason they took this extraordinary step.

Whatever you think about Jeremy, there’s no denying he’s disliked by a good many people. It’s a reaction he spends a lot of time and energy cultivating.

If this happened to me, I would not have called the police

Matt Loter

If someone like Matt Loter attacked me and I walked away with little to no physical damage, I wouldn’t have called the police. What’s the point? I generally don’t like the police and I try not to interact with them.

I also wouldn’t broadcast to the world that I allowed some alt-lifestyle freakazoid to approach me from behind and punch my head several times. The last thing I would want is my name in a public record documenting my inept reaction to being assaulted by someone. Consider how often Jeremy refers to men he doesn’t like as cucks, soy boys, and beta males. Now consider how he acted when he met with someone who wanted to do him harm. He ran away. At the very least, I don’t think he should ever call into question another man’s maleness.

Is Jeremy Hambly an alcoholic?

I think Jeremy has a drinking problem. In the military, this incident would be classified as an alcohol-related incident. He would have to be evaluated and depending on the findings, forced to attend an alcohol a rehab program and AA meetings. Even if he didn’t have, according to him, 19 drinks before the assault, the fact it happened outside a bar at 2:00 am would trigger some kind of mandatory treatment. Good thing for Jeremy he’s not in the military. Good thing for the military too. His reaction to someone visiting violence upon him is to run away.

Jeremy Hambly wants to be a victim

Jeremy seems obsessed with making this one drunken incident his defining moment. He seems to want to wallow in victimhood. That’s too bad. Who wants to be known as a human punching bag? Who wants to be a professional victim? Not me, that’s who. I would do everything in my power not to be those things. I get the impression this was the first time he was attacked by someone. I wouldn’t call it a fight because that implies both parties participated. Matt threw ineffective punches and Jeremy fled to the safety inside the bar.

That, of course, is if you believe any of it even took place.

Who knew James Gunn used to be a Twitter edgelord?

James Gunn, director of fine movies such as SlitherGuardians of the Galaxy, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 used to be a Twitter edgelord. The problem is when he stopped being a Twitter edgelord and decided to be a respectable movie director, he failed to go on Twitter and delete is edgy tweets.

I don’t understand why Gunn didn’t hire a social media person to manage his online content. He’s now a famous movie director connected to Marvel Studios which is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Why didn’t he have someone scrub this old Twitter stuff a long time ago?

He should have deleted all his old tweets as soon as he signed on to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s what a normal human would have done.

It couldn’t have come at a worse time for James Gunn. The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is taking place and he was scheduled to appear. I’m sure that’s not going to happen now. The SDCC is like the Daytona 500 for nerds. The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is the NFL’s FIFA World Cup. So obviously, right now is a terrible time for something like this to emerge.

It will be interesting to see if Marvel Studios fires him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As terrible and unoriginal as his edgelord tweets were, his movies are very good.

Update

Marvel Studios has fired James Gunn.

Boogie2988 threatens violence in defending his child rapist father

Steven Williams, the man who plays Boogie2988 online, went to Twitter early this morning to further defend his late father. Evidently, he was on Twitch earlier and threatened physical violence against anyone who besmirched his father’s good name.

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Why would anyone express the opinion that Boogie2988’s father deserved to die the way he did, drowning in his own blood from cancer? Because his father was a child molesting rapist.

Boogie2988 threatens violence defending his child rapist father - Bent Corner

Boogie2988 threatens violence defending his child rapist father - Bent Corner

Boogie2988’s father deserved to die the way he died

The problem with most child molesters is they are rarely punished for what they do. That’s not the case with Boogie’s father. Drowning in his own blood sounds like fitting retribution for a man who would sexually molest and rape his own pre-teen daughter.

I would express this to Boogie2988’s fat soy-boy face if I ever had the chance.

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The face of a man who would never say no to a glass of soy milk.

I doubt Boogie2988 could knock anyone’s teeth out except his own

Apparently, since Boogie2988 has slimmed down to a svelte 380 pounds, he believes he can take a swing at someone and knock their teeth out. I highly doubt it. This is the same man who broke and shattered his own arm walking out of the movie theater. Speaking of walking, he doesn’t do much of it. He rides his mobility scooter every chance he gets. When he travels to events like Vidcon or E3, he rents one and has it waiting for him when he arrives.

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If Boogie2988 is too lazy to walk from one place to another, how does he expect to be able to kick another man’s ass? Fighting another man is a lot of work. It takes real stamina to fight someone, especially if you want to come out as the victor. What’s he going to do, chase someone down in his mobility scooter?

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Does he have a custom-built spring-mounted boxing glove that shoots out of his scooter with the push of a button? Once again, I highly doubt it.

This was not the first time Boogie2988 defended his child molesting rapist father

On Father’s Day, Steven posted the following tweet:

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He did well with what was given? What a creep. According to Boogie, he repeatedly molested and raped his pre-teen sister. If I had a sister and she was raped, I wouldn’t be tweeting nice things about her rapist.

If I had to guess, I’d say Boogie2988 is one of those people who believe child molestation is not that bad. I used to think everyone thought child molestation was evil. I thought it was a common denominator type of thing. No matter who you are or what you believed, you believed molesting children was bad.

I’ve realized not everyone thinks like that. I realized during the Penn State child rape controversy, not everyone looks at the issue the same way. Even though Coach Joe Paterno knew his defensive coordinator Joe Sandusky was raping boys, he chose not to do anything about it. The number of people who defended Paterno and the Penn State football program was alarming and quite disgusting.

I’m not saying Boogie2988 is a child molester. There’s no evidence suggesting that he is. I just find it weird he is so adamant in defending his father, the man who raped his sister.

Update

Boogie2988 was reacting to a video published by Gina Annunziato of The Ginescast. So when he said, I will knock you the fuck out, he was speaking directly to Gina. You should watch the below video if you had any doubts about what piece of diseased rat excrement Steven Williams is, watch Gina’s video. It’s well made and very informative.