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MARVEL Comics Fires ‘Darth Vader’ Writer Over Political Tweets, Harassed Over LGBT Characters

A writer for Marvel’s “Darth Vader” comic claims that the company fired him over a series of “vulgar tweets” he made in the wake of the vote to make Brett Kavanaugh a U.S. Supreme Court justice and claims he has suffered years of harassment by fans for including gay characters into the comic series. 

Chuck Wendig says that a Marvel editor fired him from the “Shadow of Vader” series “because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring.

After Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court, Wendig called out Republican senators such as Mitch McConnell on social media and likened Kavanaigh’s confirmation to Game of Thrones:

“Winter is coming you callous f—necks, you prolapsed a—holes,” he wrote. “You vengeful petty horrors.”

”“It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part,” Wendig tweeted Friday. “Basically, because I was not civil.”

“It does set a troubling precedent . . . of folks fired because they riled up the wasp’s nest of asterisk-gate,” Wendig wrote. “And it seems odd to be mad that I’m mad at politics when — well look around.”

“Vote in November like your life depended on it, because it just might,” Wendig wrote.

Wendig also said that he had been repeatedly harassed online  after he inserted LGBT characters into his “Star Wars: Aftermath” series.

 “(It was) harassment that has gone on for years, harassment that has required me to contact local police and warn them of SWATing attempts, harassment across all corners of the Internet,” he wrote. “Some of it was bot stuff, obviously, or sock puppets, but some of it was pretty creepy, and very personal. I didn’t call a lot of it out or even highlight, but it was there, a sort of . . . constant background noise.

Marvel Comics would not respond for a comment to emails sent from this website.

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