Rapists. Thieves. Louts. Clowns. An unruly mob. Pond scum. Losers. Schmucks. That pretty much sums up the stream of insults Sin City author/artist Frank Miller has hurled at Occupy protesters around the country. In a blog post that enraged Richard Metzger at Dangerous Minds, Miller writes, “‘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.” Why yes, folks, the guy whose most famous work deals with such issues as economic inequality and police corruption, just made a poop joke at the expense of a movement that seems to be addressing exactly these topics.
There are a lot of possible responses to this news, but we’re giving the last word to the Dangerous Minds commenter who seems to sum it up best: “Huh. I never realized that Sin City was Frank Miller’s vision of what he WANTED the US to become. For some bizarre reason I thought it was depicting a ‘dystopian’ US. My bad.”