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<p><a href="http://christopherjonesart.tumblr.com/post/113911033413/so-about-that-joker-variant-cover-for-batgirl-41" class="tumblr_blog">christopherjonesart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><b>So about that Joker variant cover for Batgirl #41…</b><br/></p><p>When I first saw “the cover that set the internet on fire,” my first thought was that it was a poor fit for the book, but that it was an otherwise fine cover. It’s a really well-drawn piece by artist <b>Rafael Albuquerque</b>, and it’s just one of a series of Joker-themed variant covers for many <b>DC Comics</b> titles. The cover visually references <b><i>The Killing Joke</i></b>, easily the most famous Joker story in Batgirl’s history (a <i>different</i> Batgirl, but <i>still</i>…) so I absolutely could see the logic.</p><p>Like I said, the dark, creepy tone of the cover seemed a poor fit for the new Batgirl series featuring a young hero clearly meant to appeal to young female readers, but my first response honestly was to be forgiving. After all, It’s just a variant cover. And villains threatening heroes is part of the genre, right? And it’s <i>The Joker</i>. He’s <i><b>supposed</b></i> to be creepy and scary. </p><p>But what bothers me about this piece more and more as I’ve thought about it is that <b>Batgirl isn’t shown as defiant, angry, or ready to go down fighting.</b> Instead she’s shown as a helpless, crying victim, with the villain’s gun-wielding arm wrapped around her. It doesn’t feel like The Joker is being presented as a threat for our hero to overcome; it feels like <b>a celebration of the defeat and degradation of the hero.</b> That would be disturbing and incongruous enough if this were an adult hero like Superman, or even an adult female hero like Wonder Woman. The fact that it appears to be a <b>teenage girl</b> just makes it feel icky.<br/></p><p>Artist <b>Ray Dillon</b> said it better than I could with this piece of art.</p><figure data-orig-width="465" data-orig-height="720"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/846013d1ca56a7941e65e6f31119c43c/tumblr_inline_nldkuj8WEd1qdejyi_500.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="465" data-orig-height="720"/></figure><p>Would you expect to see this cover on a <b>Superman</b> comic in place of a dynamic shot of Doomsday and Superman launching themselves at each other in battle? Probably not. This just seems like a mix of creepy and odd, heavy on the creepy. And how much creepier is it when instead of an inhuman monster threatening an adult man, it was a <b>creepy grown man with a gun menacing what appears to be a teenage girl</b>? </p><p>The backlash against the <i>Batgirl #41</i> Joker variant shouldn’t have surprised anyone. People found it inappropriate and even offensive. They saw it as tone deaf or insensitive and read things into it that I don’t think were ever intended by the artist or by DC Comics. And now I’m reading the backlash against the backlash, with many fans of the artwork <b>dismissing the concerns</b> of anyone who was bothered by it. That backlash against the backlash only <b>intensified </b>with DC announced that they were pulling cover <b>at the request of artist Rafael Albuquerque</b>, motivated in part by threats of violence that had been received. Understandably, many assumed that the threats had been against Rafael Albuquerque. <br/><br/>Now let me be clear. I don’t care HOW offended someone is by someone else’s words, deeds, or artwork. You can complain all you want. That’s free speech. <b>The moment you threaten violence, you are escalating the issue in a way that makes YOU the bad guy.</b> That’s Charlie Hebdo territory.<br/><br/>But the assumption that it was critics of the cover threatening Raphael Albuquerque was wrong. It was Batgirl cowriter <b>Cameron Stewart</b> who pointed out that the threats hadn’t been made against the artist. <b>The threats of violance had been made against THOSE CRITICIZING THE COVER.</b></p><figure data-orig-width="657" data-orig-height="393"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d2e3f543e0f1a716258a510ca6ca8a17/tumblr_inline_nldlluW1sc1qdejyi_500.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="657" data-orig-height="393"/></figure><p>Raphael Albuquerque confirmed this himself.</p><figure data-orig-width="666" data-orig-height="352"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9f342d878d8466e5c99f39b8f0df6d8b/tumblr_inline_nldln2V74I1qdejyi_500.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="666" data-orig-height="352"/></figure><p>You can read more about that side of things <a href="http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/130951-dc-cancels-controversial-batgirl-variant-cites-threats-of-violence-against-people-who-criticized-cover.html?utm_content=buffer49e9a&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer"><b>HERE</b></a>.</p><p>So, do I think Raphael Albuquerque or anyone at DC Comics was trying to be offensive? No. Let me just say that again. <b>No.</b> I do not think that. (And I honestly believe DC may well have stepped up and decided to pull the cover without the reported threats of violence, given the concern and outrage over its content.)<br/><br/>The fact that the cover was approved in the first place, I think, is a symptom of an industry with a <b>decades-old culture dominated by males</b>, where female characters were there more often than not to be the girlfriend or the damsel-in-distress, and where audiences were predominantly male and perfectly happy with that as the status quo. Speaking as a lifelong male and a nearly-lifelong member of the comics community in one way or another, I totally understand what <b>a bubble that has created</b> and how the very nature of that bubble can lead to usually innocuous <b>lapses in perspective</b>. (This is not an excuse for it happening; merely a rationale.)<br/><br/>All that said, I do think things are changing and they’ll only get better from here. But you still have an industry dominated by white men (a demographic of which I am a part) trying to attract a more diverse readership because they are beginning to truly understand <b>how essential this wider audience is</b> to growing the medium and the industry of comics. And as long as the those in the industry know there’s <b>money to be made</b>, they’ll continue to pursue that wider audience. <br/><br/>The more diversity we can bring into comics at the <b>creator, editorial, and management levels</b>, the more that diversity will be reflected in the comics that are created and how they are marketed to the world - not just in the form of the characters whose stories get told, but in the <b>choices that are made</b>. Basically, eventually, that bubble that allows things like “the cover that set the internet on fire” to have happened will pop. <br/><br/>And here I am, this 45-year-old white guy who has been reading comics his whole life and drawing them professionally for over 20 years, still learning more every day, doing my best to listen, and trying my best to walk the line between not wanting anyone to feel like I’m attacking them but also feeling compelled to speak about something I think is important. And more and more I notice my contemporaries doing the same. I hope you notice it too.<br/><br/>I constantly find myself marveling at all these awesome things that are happening as the comics industry is changing for the better.</p></blockquote>: <p><a href="http://christopherjonesart.tumblr.com/post/113911033413/so-about-that-joker-variant-cover-for-batgirl-41" class="tumblr_blog">christopherjonesart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><b>So about that Joker variant cover for Batgirl #41…</b><br/></p><p>When I first saw “the cover that set the internet on fire,” my first thought was that it was a poor fit for the book, but that it was an otherwise fine cover. It’s a really well-drawn piece by artist <b>Rafael Albuquerque</b>, and it’s just one of a series of Joker-themed variant covers for many <b>DC Comics</b> titles. The cover visually references <b><i>The Killing Joke</i></b>, easily the most famous Joker story in Batgirl’s history (a <i>different</i> Batgirl, but <i>still</i>…) so I absolutely could see the logic.</p><p>Like I said, the dark, creepy tone of the cover seemed a poor fit for the new Batgirl series featuring a young hero clearly meant to appeal to young female readers, but my first response honestly was to be forgiving. After all, It’s just a variant cover. And villains threatening heroes is part of the genre, right? And it’s <i>The Joker</i>. He’s <i><b>supposed</b></i> to be creepy and scary. </p><p>But what bothers me about this piece more and more as I’ve thought about it is that <b>Batgirl isn’t shown as defiant, angry, or ready to go down fighting.</b> Instead she’s shown as a helpless, crying victim, with the villain’s gun-wielding arm wrapped around her. It doesn’t feel like The Joker is being presented as a threat for our hero to overcome; it feels like <b>a celebration of the defeat and degradation of the hero.</b> That would be disturbing and incongruous enough if this were an adult hero like Superman, or even an adult female hero like Wonder Woman. The fact that it appears to be a <b>teenage girl</b> just makes it feel icky.<br/></p><p>Artist <b>Ray Dillon</b> said it better than I could with this piece of art.</p><figure data-orig-width="465" data-orig-height="720"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/846013d1ca56a7941e65e6f31119c43c/tumblr_inline_nldkuj8WEd1qdejyi_500.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="465" data-orig-height="720"/></figure><p>Would you expect to see this cover on a <b>Superman</b> comic in place of a dynamic shot of Doomsday and Superman launching themselves at each other in battle? Probably not. This just seems like a mix of creepy and odd, heavy on the creepy. And how much creepier is it when instead of an inhuman monster threatening an adult man, it was a <b>creepy grown man with a gun menacing what appears to be a teenage girl</b>? </p><p>The backlash against the <i>Batgirl #41</i> Joker variant shouldn’t have surprised anyone. People found it inappropriate and even offensive. They saw it as tone deaf or insensitive and read things into it that I don’t think were ever intended by the artist or by DC Comics. And now I’m reading the backlash against the backlash, with many fans of the artwork <b>dismissing the concerns</b> of anyone who was bothered by it. That backlash against the backlash only <b>intensified </b>with DC announced that they were pulling cover <b>at the request of artist Rafael Albuquerque</b>, motivated in part by threats of violence that had been received. Understandably, many assumed that the threats had been against Rafael Albuquerque. <br/><br/>Now let me be clear. I don’t care HOW offended someone is by someone else’s words, deeds, or artwork. You can complain all you want. That’s free speech. <b>The moment you threaten violence, you are escalating the issue in a way that makes YOU the bad guy.</b> That’s Charlie Hebdo territory.<br/><br/>But the assumption that it was critics of the cover threatening Raphael Albuquerque was wrong. It was Batgirl cowriter <b>Cameron Stewart</b> who pointed out that the threats hadn’t been made against the artist. <b>The threats of violance had been made against THOSE CRITICIZING THE COVER.</b></p><figure data-orig-width="657" data-orig-height="393"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d2e3f543e0f1a716258a510ca6ca8a17/tumblr_inline_nldlluW1sc1qdejyi_500.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="657" data-orig-height="393"/></figure><p>Raphael Albuquerque confirmed this himself.</p><figure data-orig-width="666" data-orig-height="352"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9f342d878d8466e5c99f39b8f0df6d8b/tumblr_inline_nldln2V74I1qdejyi_500.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="666" data-orig-height="352"/></figure><p>You can read more about that side of things <a href="http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/130951-dc-cancels-controversial-batgirl-variant-cites-threats-of-violence-against-people-who-criticized-cover.html?utm_content=buffer49e9a&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer"><b>HERE</b></a>.</p><p>So, do I think Raphael Albuquerque or anyone at DC Comics was trying to be offensive? No. Let me just say that again. <b>No.</b> I do not think that. (And I honestly believe DC may well have stepped up and decided to pull the cover without the reported threats of violence, given the concern and outrage over its content.)<br/><br/>The fact that the cover was approved in the first place, I think, is a symptom of an industry with a <b>decades-old culture dominated by males</b>, where female characters were there more often than not to be the girlfriend or the damsel-in-distress, and where audiences were predominantly male and perfectly happy with that as the status quo. Speaking as a lifelong male and a nearly-lifelong member of the comics community in one way or another, I totally understand what <b>a bubble that has created</b> and how the very nature of that bubble can lead to usually innocuous <b>lapses in perspective</b>. (This is not an excuse for it happening; merely a rationale.)<br/><br/>All that said, I do think things are changing and they’ll only get better from here. But you still have an industry dominated by white men (a demographic of which I am a part) trying to attract a more diverse readership because they are beginning to truly understand <b>how essential this wider audience is</b> to growing the medium and the industry of comics. And as long as the those in the industry know there’s <b>money to be made</b>, they’ll continue to pursue that wider audience. <br/><br/>The more diversity we can bring into comics at the <b>creator, editorial, and management levels</b>, the more that diversity will be reflected in the comics that are created and how they are marketed to the world - not just in the form of the characters whose stories get told, but in the <b>choices that are made</b>. Basically, eventually, that bubble that allows things like “the cover that set the internet on fire” to have happened will pop. <br/><br/>And here I am, this 45-year-old white guy who has been reading comics his whole life and drawing them professionally for over 20 years, still learning more every day, doing my best to listen, and trying my best to walk the line between not wanting anyone to feel like I’m attacking them but also feeling compelled to speak about something I think is important. And more and more I notice my contemporaries doing the same. I hope you notice it too.<br/><br/>I constantly find myself marveling at all these awesome things that are happening as the comics industry is changing for the better.</p></blockquote>

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scary-monsters-and-super-creeps: worldpeaceinformant: artzandmusiczloverstuff: we-the-anon-family: Atena Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist. She was recently sentenced to 12 years and 9 months in prison for drawing a cartoon. This cartoon, that she posted on her Facebook page last year, depicts members of the Iranian parliament as animals. It was drawn in protest of new legislature in Iran that will restrict access to contraception and criminalise voluntary sterilisation. Atena’s charges include ‘spreading propaganda against the system’ and ‘insulting members of parliament through paintings’. Last August, 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guard came to Atena’s house, blindfolded her and took her to the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran. According to Amnesty International: “While in prison last year, Atena flattened paper cups to use them as a surface to paint on. When the prison guards realised what she had been doing, they confiscated her paintings and stopped giving her paper cups. When Atena found some cups in the bathroom, she smuggled them into her cell. Soon after, she was beaten by prison guards, when she refused to strip naked for a full body search. Atena says that they knew about her taking the cups because they had installed cameras in the toilet and bathroom facilities – cameras detainees had been told were not operating.” She was released in November and gave media interviews and posted a video on YouTube detailing her beatings, constant interrogations and humiliating body searches. She was then rearrested possibly in retaliation for speaking out and has been imprisoned ever since. In January, Atena went on a hunger strike to protest the horrible prison conditions. Her health suffered dramatically, and after losing consciousness and suffering a heart attack in February, she was forced to eat again. The quote used in the comic is taken from the speech Atena gave at her trial. It has been translated into English by the Free Atena Facebook page. You can read the whole thing here. Time is now against her, she has just two weeks to lodge an appeal. Michael Cavna, comic journalist for The Washington Post, has launched a campaign appealing to artists to help bring awareness to Atena’s case by creating their own artwork in support of Atena and using the hashtag#Draw4Atena. Can a bunch of artists and a hashtag really make a difference and put pressure on the Iranian Government to release Atena? Probably not. But just remember that Atena is currently in prison enduring horrible conditions, and if her appeal isn’t successful, she will be there for another twelve years. FOR DRAWING A CARTOON AND POSTING IT ON FACEBOOK. Don’t we owe it to her to at least try? Alot worse actually happens out there.. once Being a soldier (which turned me into an activist) showed me.. Signal boost. This definitely deserves a boost Just nasty…. #IF YA WENT HARD FOR CHARLIE HEBDO YOU SHOULD GO HARD FOR THIS : I BELIEVE THAT IF SOMEONE CHOOSES ART AS THEIR SUBJECT... ... BUT DO NOT CRITICISE THE ISSUES OF THEIR SOCIETY... 883 THEY HAVE BETRAYED THEMSELVES, THEIR CONSCIENCE... ... AND THEIR SOCIETY. - ATENA FARGHADANI SENTENCED TO OVER 12 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR DRAWING A CARTOON CRITICISING THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT. zen pencils.com #DRAW4 ATENA scary-monsters-and-super-creeps: worldpeaceinformant: artzandmusiczloverstuff: we-the-anon-family: Atena Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist. She was recently sentenced to 12 years and 9 months in prison for drawing a cartoon. This cartoon, that she posted on her Facebook page last year, depicts members of the Iranian parliament as animals. It was drawn in protest of new legislature in Iran that will restrict access to contraception and criminalise voluntary sterilisation. Atena’s charges include ‘spreading propaganda against the system’ and ‘insulting members of parliament through paintings’. Last August, 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guard came to Atena’s house, blindfolded her and took her to the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran. According to Amnesty International: “While in prison last year, Atena flattened paper cups to use them as a surface to paint on. When the prison guards realised what she had been doing, they confiscated her paintings and stopped giving her paper cups. When Atena found some cups in the bathroom, she smuggled them into her cell. Soon after, she was beaten by prison guards, when she refused to strip naked for a full body search. Atena says that they knew about her taking the cups because they had installed cameras in the toilet and bathroom facilities – cameras detainees had been told were not operating.” She was released in November and gave media interviews and posted a video on YouTube detailing her beatings, constant interrogations and humiliating body searches. She was then rearrested possibly in retaliation for speaking out and has been imprisoned ever since. In January, Atena went on a hunger strike to protest the horrible prison conditions. Her health suffered dramatically, and after losing consciousness and suffering a heart attack in February, she was forced to eat again. The quote used in the comic is taken from the speech Atena gave at her trial. It has been translated into English by the Free Atena Facebook page. You can read the whole thing here. Time is now against her, she has just two weeks to lodge an appeal. Michael Cavna, comic journalist for The Washington Post, has launched a campaign appealing to artists to help bring awareness to Atena’s case by creating their own artwork in support of Atena and using the hashtag#Draw4Atena. Can a bunch of artists and a hashtag really make a difference and put pressure on the Iranian Government to release Atena? Probably not. But just remember that Atena is currently in prison enduring horrible conditions, and if her appeal isn’t successful, she will be there for another twelve years. FOR DRAWING A CARTOON AND POSTING IT ON FACEBOOK. Don’t we owe it to her to at least try? Alot worse actually happens out there.. once Being a soldier (which turned me into an activist) showed me.. Signal boost. This definitely deserves a boost Just nasty…. #IF YA WENT HARD FOR CHARLIE HEBDO YOU SHOULD GO HARD FOR THIS

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polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. I don’t care how many times I repost this. People need to know when to keep it to themselves. Also, when they’re being racist or hypocritical. It is disgusting that people would act this way. They should be ashamed.: AFTER 72H OF TERROR I'm gonna go on Tumblr to try to cheer myself up "Um, they deserved it. They were RACISTS!!!" Haha but they are white people right?" excuse-me.? get out "I lived in france before and yes they were very RACIST!!1! I bet you were probably 4 LOL WHITE TRASH" ^now THIS is racism undocumented social justice bs "Let me tell you why #Jesvischarlie sucks" how about bye IGNORANT RANT] artist you love I... charliehebdo wasrausr "I hea rd " friend from abroad white pepe DEARTUNBLR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR IGNORANCE. I don't even KNOW what I өхрected. -Maeril polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. I don’t care how many times I repost this. People need to know when to keep it to themselves. Also, when they’re being racist or hypocritical. It is disgusting that people would act this way. They should be ashamed.
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<p><a href="http://rougaroucojones.tumblr.com/post/108704850439/proudblackconservative-i-almost-hate-to-even" class="tumblr_blog">rougaroucojones</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/108702802594/i-almost-hate-to-even-post-this-picture-because" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I almost hate to even post this picture because it’s disgusting, but I’m making a point: I see folks on tumblr trying to play the moral equivalency game and saying that Christians are actually the most hateful and intolerant, and that Charlie Hebdo was asking for retaliation because he had no right to be disrespectful and bigoted toward someone’s faith. But how many Christian extremists tried gun him down for stuff like this? And how much of this moral outrage was happening when cartoons like this were posted? Oh, that’s right, it’s only wrong to make fun of other people’s faith if they aren’t Christian. Get off your high horse, tumblr. You couldn’t actually care less about religious mockery in general.</p></blockquote> <p>I’d like to point out that Charlie Hebdo is not a he. Charlie Hebdo was the magazine name.</p></blockquote> <p>Yes my bad. Point still stands.</p>: MARIAGE HUM LE FERE e ILS Le SAİNT GRİT <p><a href="http://rougaroucojones.tumblr.com/post/108704850439/proudblackconservative-i-almost-hate-to-even" class="tumblr_blog">rougaroucojones</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/108702802594/i-almost-hate-to-even-post-this-picture-because" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I almost hate to even post this picture because it’s disgusting, but I’m making a point: I see folks on tumblr trying to play the moral equivalency game and saying that Christians are actually the most hateful and intolerant, and that Charlie Hebdo was asking for retaliation because he had no right to be disrespectful and bigoted toward someone’s faith. But how many Christian extremists tried gun him down for stuff like this? And how much of this moral outrage was happening when cartoons like this were posted? Oh, that’s right, it’s only wrong to make fun of other people’s faith if they aren’t Christian. Get off your high horse, tumblr. You couldn’t actually care less about religious mockery in general.</p></blockquote> <p>I’d like to point out that Charlie Hebdo is not a he. Charlie Hebdo was the magazine name.</p></blockquote> <p>Yes my bad. Point still stands.</p>

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<p>I almost hate to even post this picture because it’s disgusting, but I’m making a point: I see folks on tumblr trying to play the moral equivalency game and saying that Christians are actually the most hateful and intolerant, and that Charlie Hebdo was asking for retaliation because they had no right to be disrespectful and bigoted toward someone’s faith. But how many Christian extremists tried gun him down for stuff like this? And how much of this moral outrage was happening when cartoons like this were posted? Oh, that’s right, it’s only wrong to make fun of other people’s faith if they aren’t Christian. Get off your high horse, tumblr. You couldn’t actually care less about religious mockery in general.</p>: MARIAGE HUM LE FERE e ILS Le SAİNT GRİT <p>I almost hate to even post this picture because it’s disgusting, but I’m making a point: I see folks on tumblr trying to play the moral equivalency game and saying that Christians are actually the most hateful and intolerant, and that Charlie Hebdo was asking for retaliation because they had no right to be disrespectful and bigoted toward someone’s faith. But how many Christian extremists tried gun him down for stuff like this? And how much of this moral outrage was happening when cartoons like this were posted? Oh, that’s right, it’s only wrong to make fun of other people’s faith if they aren’t Christian. Get off your high horse, tumblr. You couldn’t actually care less about religious mockery in general.</p>
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polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. Everyone needs to read this and see how wrong they were.: AFTER 72H OF TERROR I'm gonna go on Tumblr to try to cheer myself up "Um, they deserved it. They were RACISTS!!!" Haha but they are white people right?" excuse-me.? get out "I lived in france before and yes they were very RACIST!!1! I bet you were probably 4 LOL WHITE TRASH" ^now THIS is racism undocumented social justice bs "Let me tell you why #Jesvischarlie sucks" how about bye IGNORANT RANT] artist you love I... charliehebdo wasrausr "I hea rd " friend from abroad white pepe DEARTUNBLR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR IGNORANCE. I don't even KNOW what I өхрected. -Maeril polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. Everyone needs to read this and see how wrong they were.
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