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” ”â 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…