Jae Lee says “We’re Not Good” after wrongfully connected to ComicsGate
Artist Jae Lee is definitely “not good” with writer Tom King after the former connected him with the highly controversial “ComicsGate” group of creator.
This started on Twitter with writer Tom King calling out DC Comics for hiring Lee to do a Rorschach variant cover, who he thought was part of the ComicsGate movement and pretty much wanted to “cancel” him for his connection with Ethan Van Sciver, one of the prominent faces for the movement. During this time, Lee was not online and it took awhile, and that time was what was needed for everybody to pile up and leave comments.
When other parties cleared the air, King posted on his Twitter account again that everything was fine and that he and Lee “were good”.
But that wasn’t the end of it. It was far from it.
The artist who had worked on characters like Batman, Superman and even Marvel’s Inhumans answered the controversy he was dragged into with a long post about how he is not OK with what had happened.
Two weeks ago, June and I took Loki to San Diego to see a specialist. He did not survive due to complications from the surgery. This past Friday was supposed to be a day of mourning. We were back in San Diego to pick up his ashes. We were going to take him to the beach and comfort each other by sharing our favorite stories about our little boy.
Instead, a part of the internet I avoid like the plague came barging in. I had companies I’m working for calling me, friends reaching out to me. I’m seeing hate pouring out of strangers’ mouths, accusing me of things I have no knowledge of.
I’m seeing first hand how fast lies are spreading. Let me be clear, I’m not part of ANY group.
We never made it to the beach. We spent the entire six hour drive back home on an emotional roller coaster.
I’m writing this because I’m angry. These irresponsible tweets are not harmless. They do not just go away. They have real world consequences. They can take away your job. Your life. Your memories. June and I were robbed of a special day. So, no, we’re not “all good.”
This isn’t the start of a conversation. This is the end. So please, don’t drag me into a world I never wanted to be a part of, nor will I ever want to be a part of.
I want to honor Loki by going back to producing art made with love. For people who enjoy it for what it is. Something that hopefully brings joy into their lives.
Mommy and Daddy miss you so very much, Loki, our love.
We want to extend our condolences too to Lee for his loss.
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