UPDATE – MILK Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black Punks Out of Ender’s Game Boycott
MILK scribe and Oscar winner openly gay Dustin Lance Black says he won’t participate in the boycott of Ender’s Game.
Via the New York Times:
Not every advocate of gay equality and same-sex marriage is convinced that turning away from “Ender’s Game,” which cost about $110 million to make, is the best way to counter Mr. Card. “No way am I boycotting,” said Dustin Lance Black, who in 2009 won an Oscar for writing “Milk,” about the gay activist Harvey Milk, and who campaigned against California’s Proposition 8, which sought to ban gay marriage. Speaking from London on Wednesday, Mr. Black — who, like Mr. Card, comes from a Mormon family — said he would rather engage with, than shut out, political and cultural adversaries. “We haven’t been getting the numbers we’ve seen by disengaging,” Mr. Black said, referring to a rise in public acceptance of same-sex marriage and other measures of gay equality.
Short translation: I am not going to torpedo my career by endorsing a boycott of a major studio’s producer
A gutless, craven move by Black. If he is afraid for his career, he should just keep quiet.
I’m sure Harvey Milk is looking down from heaven deeply and disappointed
Black has also made a post on his Facebook page – Please feel free to visit and let DLB know how you feel about his stance.
UPDATE – DLB has removed his Facebook post as of 8pm EST due to many negative comments on his “stand”