ender’s game boycott

Ender’s Game Boycott Continues; Orson Scott Card

According to this piece, the Ender’s Game boycott continues, thanks to what can be attributed to highly anti-gay author, Orson Scott Card, whom I’ve posted about before.

From mediabistro, where the studio stated this, as if it’s going to make it better:

As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form.

Geek’s Out, highly involved in leading the boycott, said this:

The simple fact is that Skip Ender’s Game has never been about the content of the novel or the film Ender’s Game. It’s about money. It’s about the money the company has already paid to Card and the potential millions he and the National Organization for Marriage stand to make off of the success of the film—our money.

I say this:

I fully understand that the novel and the book do not contain anti-gay content. But if you think I’m going to financially support something even remotely associated with an anti-gay author or NOM, when right now I’m trying to figure out what the best scenario is after the recent SCOTUS ruling because my partner of 20 years and I live in a state where gay marriage is still NOT legal, you’re about to have a very rude awakening.

And it’s not as if Orson Scott Card’s views…which I respect but don’t agree with…have been hidden from public view. You can read back as far as May, 2009. And I’ve seen other things, too. He’s never hidden his feelings. And as I said I respect them. But I don’t have to support anything in which he’s involved, and the movie studio should have thought about that a long time ago.

What really amazes me is that Paula Deen makes racial comments in private that date back years and she loses her empire, literally. Then she goes on national TV and begs for forgiveness and tries to explain and they still won’t forgive her. And the people in this film studio try to bait the LGBT community and their supporters with past films they’ve made as if anything Card has said or done means nothing. I don’t see Orson Scott Card coming out with any apologies or begging for forgiveness.