Comics artist quits over making Superman bisexual and 'ditching American way'
'I'm tired of this sh*t!'
A colourist who helps produce the DC Superman comics has revealed he is quitting his job in protest against the company's decision to make the superhero bisexual and to change his iconic slogan.
Gabe Eltaeb made the announcement on a Youtube livestream with fellow former DC Comics worker Ethan Van Sciver on October 13.
He said that he would be serving out his contract with DC before leaving but that he was "tired of this sh*t" in response to the decision to make Superman bisexual.
Eltaeb was also upset at DC's decision to get rid of Superman's classic slogan "truth, justice, and the American way", replacing it with 'truth, justice and a better tomorrow.'
The colourist described this as "f*cking nonsense."
In an expletive-laden rant, Eltaeb said: "I'm finishing out my contract with DC. I'm tired of this sh*t.
"I'm tired of them ruining these characters; they don't have a right to do this."
"What really pissed me off was saying 'ruth, justice, and a better world'" he added. "F**k that, it was 'truth, justice, and the American way'.
"My Grandpa almost died in World War II; we don't have a right to destroy sh*t that people died for to give us. It's a bunch of f**king nonsense.
According to Bounding Into Comics, he concluded: "They call us bigots and racist and sh*t, I would ask them, find me in the f**king mainstream, not on the fringes, one f**king book, one f**king t-shirt, one movie that says that leftism is bad and conservatism is good, find it for me, they f**king won't they're not letting people have a voice, they're the f**king bigots.
"Sorry, that's been bottled up for five years."
Defending Eltaeb's comments on the video, Van Sciver said: "He had a lot to say, a lot of feelings and a lot of thoughts that he wasn't able to share because he was working for DC Comics.
"And that's the reality. You cannot come out and be a conservative and critisize the company that you work for in this way.
"You have to be completely supportive of the corporate agenda, whatever it is.
"You have to keep your negative or critical opinions to yourself, and it's so liberating to be able to not work for DC comics and be able to say exactly what you think.
"And I think that's what Gabe is going through here."
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