ComicsGate in the UK

The SJW media offensive has reached The Guardian. It’s only a matter of time now before it reaches The New Zealand Herald. Can a Special Victims Unit episode be far behind?

Comicsgate is the latest front in the ongoing culture wars
Unless comics creators adopt a zero tolerance approach to racism and misogyny, this abuse of power by ‘fans’ will never end

‘Comicsgate is, well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: Gamergate but comics.’

For those who haven’t been following the latest front of the ongoing culture wars, Comicsgate is, well, exactly what it sounds like: Gamergate but comics. In 2014, the Washington Post described Gamergate as “a proxy war for a greater cultural battle over who belongs to the mainstream”, and that description, four years later, remains perfectly adequate to describe its comics iteration.

Many will tell you that the movement began with the 2017 rise of Richard C Meyer, a Twitter user who amassed a platform largely based on denouncement, derision and disrespect of marginalised industry professionals, as well as their advocates – typically by co-opting marginalised rhetoric to reposition himself and others like him as victims.

Quick, guys, VIRTUE SIGNAL! You have to VIRTUE SIGNAL harder!