Frank Miller, the creator of “300” and “Sin City,” is not pleased with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The “Sin City” co-director, already no stranger to controversy, unleashed a strongly-worded attack against the Occupy protestors over the weekend, describing them as “nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists.”
“These clowns can do nothing but harm America,” Miller wrote in a heated blog post. “This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find.”
“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,” he continued after identifying organizations such as Al Qaeda as an “enemy of mine” but not of Occupy supporters. “Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.”
Miller’s comments have sparked tremendous backlash both from his own fans and readers of his blog to fellow members of the comic book community including “Batgirl” writer Gail Simone and “Savage Dragon” creator Erik Larsen.
“I just don’t expect that from a guy who wrote YEAR ONE, the best cape comic ever: a work of careful thought, psychological nuance, beauty,” said “Locke & Key” co-creator Joe Hill on Twitter.
Indeed, many have noted the irony in Miller’s words by referencing an iconic scene from “Batman: Year One,” in which the Caped Crusader surprises a group of Gotham’s criminal elite and informs them that their time of corruption and greed is nearly at an end. The scene was recreated in the recent “Year One” animated film earlier this year, as you can see below.
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