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Comic book artist Frank Miller: ‘Occupy’ protesters are ‘losers, schmucks’

By Andrew Jones
Monday, November 14, 2011 12:52 EDT
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Comic book artist and film director Frank Miller. Image via Creative Commons.
 
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Renowned comic book artist and film director Frank Miller sure doesn’t have positive feelings on ‘Occupy’ protests.

On his website last week, Miller expressed his displeasure about the movement, calling it  ”nonsense.”

“The ‘Occupy’ movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment,” he wrote. “‘Occupy’ is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.”

Miller was far from done issuing his harsh sentiments on the protests.

“This is no popular uprising,” he continued. “This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find.”

Miller  later called the protests “schmucks” and added, “In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.”

This won’t be the first time Miller has crossed a large portion of his fan base. He came under heavy criticism earlier this year for his latest graphic novel “Holy Terror,” which essentially exists as a screed against the Islamic faith.

These latest comments and political stances by Miller may tarnish his work in the minds of his fans as one of the premiere comic book artists in the world. Film adaptions have been made from his books “300″ and “Sin City,” and Miller directed the recent Hollywood flop “The Spirit.” His comic book classic “The Dark Knight Returns” was also the inspirational basis for Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.”

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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