“The issues that are coming up now are not part of the book, which is twenty-eight years old. So they don’t really concern me. [long pause]
’Concern me’ are really not the right words. I think it’s better to say that they are simply not issues; his point of view on some of these issues that are getting such attention now is not promoted by or part of the story that we’re telling.” – Harrison Ford once again defending Orson Scott Card, author of the book that was adapted into his latest film Ender’s Game, in an interview with GQ
What Ford doesn’t mention as an issue is that Card has been paid BIG BUCKS for the movie rights and is also a co-producer on the film and will receive a percentage of the film;s profits and that of its sequels if it is a hit that he will undoubtedly use to fight LGBT rights.
I wonder if it would concern Harrison Ford if Orson Scott Card was a renowned anti-Semite or a member of the KKK?
Fuck you Harrison. Han Solo and Indiana Jones would kick your ass if they ever heard you spew studio spin like this.
Ender’s Game opens Friday in theaters across the country. BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE! Do not support Orson Scott Cards anti-gay hate!
“No part of the story concerns Mr Card’s theories about society in terms of gay issues or homosexual issues. I think he has a right to his opinions and has also made it clear that it was a battle that he fought and lost and would like to get on with the rest of life.” – Harrison Ford, promoting Ender’s Game and spouting the studio spin line at San Diego’s Comic-Con.
I am ashamed of Harrison Ford. He knows the boycott has nothing to do with whether this particular story has anything to do with Card’s views on homosexuality and that it has to do with Lion’s Gate supporting monetarily a virulent homophobe who wants to see me and my friends killed or put into concentration camps. ”
Cards statements were not “opinions” Mr. Ford — any more than Hitler had an “opinion” about the Jews. Mr. Card would like gays not to exist, and if they do to be criminalized and persecuted and money from Lionsgate buying the story and the percentage of the box office that comes from his producer credit has and will continue to help him continue.
I can guarantee you Harrison, if Card had said all those things about blacks and funded and worked white supremacy groups, this movie would have never been made and your multi-million dollar paycheck would not existed.
So in reply to your statement let me say a hearty FUCK YOU to you Han Solo. If Chewbacca was here he’d smack you silly.