15 November 2011

Right-wing American Arseholes: Frank Miller

The Guardian reports on graphic novelist, screenwriter and far-right lunatic Frank Miller, who  has unsurprisingly posted a excoriating rant on the Occupy movement on his personal blog, accusing it of being an unruly mob of "louts, thieves and rapists" that can "do nothing but harm America".

Miller, best-known for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, 300, and Sin City, starts off by saying: "Everybody's been too damned polite about this nonsense"

According to this demented quasi-Nazi: "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" it reads.

He continues: "Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy."

"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."

Miller himself, photo from Wikipedia

 Read his idiotic diatribe here

However, if coverage of his anti-Occupy rant amongst the comic community is anything to go by, he has alienated many of his (former) fans.

One site Comicbookmovie.com, has published an open lettero to Miller, which ends "From what I can tell based on conversations with fellow comic book fans, articles, comments, box office returns, and critical reception of your work in the last 10 years, I am in the majority of folks who want you to just go away now. We are the The Goddamn 99% of people who don't give a goddamn about you anymore."

Miller comes across as the derelict staggering through the streets shouting vile imprecations at the world. I will admit that he was not untalented as a graphic novelist (but no nearly of Alan Moore's stature) but as a person he seems vile.

On a final note it is amusing to see him tel OWS people to join the army when he doesn't seem to have served one millisecond in any branch of the armed forces - something that a fair few in the Occupy movement most certainly has.

Perhaps he should go to , say, Kayvan Sabeghi and repeat his bullshit,.. and yes, I would happily tell Miller what I think to his face.


Syncopated Eyeball said...

I was about to leave my comment when I noticed your tags and burst out laughing!
Anyway, how disappointing that he's like this; I really liked the movie Sin City. Now it's tarnished for me.

jams o donnell said...

He's always been like that. He really is a mental wanker!