This is a very sensitive subject and I want to tread carefully here. It has come to light that DC editor Eddie Berganza has been named as sexual harasser. All the further details on this can be found here on BleedingCool.com by Rich Johnston also Comics Beat has more details. Jennifer Guzman just wrote a piece here from POV of being helpless to speak out against situations like this that are starting to come to light.
So the next question I have to ask myself is:
Should I Boycott DC Comics or Not?
So here’s my moral issue to resolve…
WHILE DC Comics & Time Warner is maintaining the employment of a sexual harasser – Should I SUPPORT Anything DC Comics related on this website? So should I STOP reading ALL DC Comic books, WATCHING any DC Comic book properties (TV or Movies) AND lastly purchasing ANYTHING that supports either DC Comics?
I know that this won’t impact my future with DC Comics as I don’t have one. DC Comics doesn’t feed me ANYTHING to post on this site. I’m just one of the fandom up in Canada who runs a tiny website that talks comics & geekdom. DC Comics likely doesn’t even know I exist but still, as apart of the comic book fandom, should I keep supporting DC Comics while they allow to employ a sexual harasser?
I’ve made such decisions before when I heard of the issues with Brian Wood, I’ve stopped supporting / talking about any of his work anymore.
I’m very torn about this as it will impact what I can / do post about on this website. I won’t stop posting other media like Talking Comics because they might be supporting DC Comics, or stop other contributors posting about DC Comics. I am just debating whether I stop supporting DC Comics until this is resolved. I ask myself this because DC Comics & Time Warner have allowed this to continue for the past 5-6 years and I supported them during those times in movies, tv shows and comic book purchases. Hell, even talking about DC Rebirth and I got up early to WATCH the bloody announcement show of theirs.
This news is sad, disheartening and upsetting. This CANNOT continue to be happening at DC Comics as a company. Such sexual harassment must be stopped. Problem is that I just don’t think DC Comics / Time Warner will do anything about it. I’m very worried that they’ll just bury the lead in the coming weeks with MORE and MORE DC Rebirth news and just hope the fandom forgets and moves on.