Friday, April 21, 2017

Marvel disciplines artist who sneaked anti-Christian & anti-Jewish messages Into X-Men

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Liam Stack
Marvel said it would remove artwork from the first issue of X-Men Gold after readers suggested it contained religious and political messaging.
XXXX---The X-Men have battled evil mutants, killer robots and alien invaders, but now one of the most venerable franchises in the Marvel universe has found itself embroiled in a new — and unexpected — conflict: the religious and political tensions in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. On Saturday, Marvel said that it would remove artwork from the first issue of X-Men Gold, part of a reboot of the X-Men franchise, after readers in Indonesia raised alarm bells on Reddit and elsewhere on social media about what they said were anti-Christian and anti-Semitic messages in some panels of the comic. [link]

Colossus is wearing a shirt with “QS 5:51” on it. Indonesian readers said that was a reference to a verse in the Quran some have used to argue that Christians and Jews cannot be trusted. Credit Marvel Entertainment

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