Frank Millar...gets angy about the Occupy protestors
Frank Millar...gets angy about the Occupy protestors


Frank Millar...gets angy about the Occupy protestors
Frank Millar...gets angy about the Occupy protestors
Graphic novelist and screenwriter Frank Miller who is best known for his brilliant work on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, 300, and Sin City and is a bit of a counter culture hero has thrown a very large curveball at a large chunk of his fan base by posting a vicious rant on the Occupy movement on his personal blog.

Not exactly mincing his words Miller starts his blog with ‘everybody’s been too damned polite about this nonsense’ before going on to say that the tented protestors of are an unruly mob of “louts, thieves and rapists who do nothing but harm America”.

But wait it doesn’t end there, he claims that “Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” ”“ HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves. Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy.”

Oddly sounding like sort of fiendish baddy from one of his graphic novels he lays into the protestors.

“In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft. Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape. They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.”

Predictably his fan base, many of whom are the iPad wielders are happy and there has been intense message board debate.

What do you think? Pantomime villain or someone who speaks the truth or one of his fiendish characters coning to life…

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  1. It ironic that he claims that The Occupy movement is harming America when it’s actually the people who work on Wall st, by crashing the world economy, that have made America far more vunerable than just a bunch of people in tents…
    I’ve been a big fan of Frank Miller since reading Ronin in the 80s… However he appears to have profoundly disturbed by 9/11 and his writing has been on the slide ever since…
    It would be a real shame if he ends up only being remembered for these kind of ourbursts…

  2. In Grant Morrison\’s book “Super Gods” he pinpoints Frank Miller as the comic artist/writer whose success ushered in the Dark Age of comic books. This rant can only reinforce Grant\’s theory. There are many ironies at work here: Miller was once known for inserting scathing satire of politicians, pundits and demagogues into his superhero stories and now his own opinions sound much like the parodies that populated his comics.

    Another irony that was pointed out on the comic book site, Bleeding Cool, was that Frank Miller\’s Batman would have been with the 99% and against the 1%:


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