‘Watchmen’ Author Alan Moore Reacts To Frank Miller’s Occupy Slam

“Sin City” and “300” creator Frank Miller caused quite the stir last month with his controversial remarks towards the Occupy movement, describing protestors as “nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists” who “can do nothing but harm America.”

Alan Moore, on the other hand, has quite the different outlook. It should be no surprise to people familiar with the “Watchmen” and “V For Vendetta” author’s work that Moore’s position on Occupy is drastically different from Miller’s, and in an interview with Honest Publishing, Moore made those differences quite clear.

“Well, Frank Miller is someone whose work I’ve barely looked at for the past twenty years,” Moore told the publication (via Bleeding Cool). “I thought the Sin City stuff was unreconstructed misogyny, 300 appeared to be wildly ahistoric, homophobic and just completely misguided. I think that there has probably been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller’s work for quite a long time.”

“Since I don’t have anything to do with the comics industry, I don’t have anything to do with the people in it. I heard about the latest outpourings regarding the Occupy movement. It’s about what I’d expect from him,” he continued. “I think it would be fair to say that me and Frank Miller have diametrically opposing views upon all sorts of things, but certainly upon the Occupy movement.”

As for his own views on the Occupy movement, Moore offered: “I think that the Occupy movement is, in one sense, the public saying that they should be the ones to decide who’s too big to fail. It’s a completely justified howl of moral outrage and it seems to be handled in a very intelligent, non-violent way, which is probably another reason why Frank Miller would be less than pleased with it. I’m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d be more in favour of it. We would definitely have to agree to differ on that one.”

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