whoops looks like the writers at marvel need a reminder of their own characters’ origins before they do something else grossly offensive
hey, nick spencer! i know you’re probably not reading this, but shut up and listen for a second, maybe you’ll learn something about respect. do you know how many jewish people died during the holocaust? somewhere between 5,000,000 to 6,000,000.
yes, you read that right. five to six million people dead, all less than eighty years ago.
marvel comics have never skirted around this. they made it a vital part of magneto’s history, one that shapes his attitudes and opinions more than anything else. he’s been subjugated, and he’s not going to let it happen to his people - in this case, mutants - again.
so what, mr. spencer, are you accomplishing by having him join up with hydra beyond spitting in the faces of all those millions of dead? you’ve taken a jewish character - created by JEWISH WRITERS AND ARTISTS - and signed him up with what’s clearly the marvel universe’s equivalent of the nazis. what are we supposed to take away from this besides the knowledge that you are a cold, insensitive human being?
magneto deserves better. the jewish community deserves better. and you own the latter a hell of an apology.