Brian Bendis Counters Matt Drudge And Glenn Beck Over Ultimate Spider-Man

Posted by August 25, 2011 Comment

Bendis just did some rumour busting on John Siuntres’ World Balloon. And, for once, it wasn’t me.

Talking about the recent Miles Morales media storm, he said;

The one thing that came out there, I feel, and the reason I haven’t mentioned it, I just feel weird denying the rumour as if there’s something wrong with the rumour, is that  that he’s gay.

Listen it was on the Drudge Report as a headline, for days. Someone in England wrote this as a headline, because Sara had said, and I agree but she said it in broken English so it was somehow misconstrued even though it was clear as day, said “I just want to live in a world where it doesn’t matter if you’re black or gay, you’re just a hero” and that’s where we’re headed and this is how you get there. That’s what she said, that’;s what she meant. She never said he’s gay, she never said it, I never said, it Tom never said it, Joe never said it Axel never said it in the hundreds of interviews we did over that course in of the week. The headline on Drudge Report was “He’s Black.. And Gay..” Because she said the word gay in a sentence, he’s somehow gay. Drudge Report’s an idiot and I just let it go. Everything on that site I read and go what world is he living in, he lives in some word where you say black and he hears gay…”

Before talking about how his own favourite Howard Stern show also got the wrong end of the stick on this. And on the explanation from Glenn Beck that Michelle Obama made Marvel make the change.

“I’m not joking around, I can’t think of a better thing that’s happened in my life, in my career, like obviously my family, but in my career that may be the best thing that’s ever happened. I swear was happier about that for a longer period of time than anything that’s happened in my life. I really, that was the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. I don’t like him, not that he’s conservative, I do not care. He’s an idiot that babbles hateful nonsense that’s why I don’t like him. Some people on Twitter were going “oh the liberal boy”, I’m like well no, that’s not where my brain’s at. As a human, as a person, as an individual, he’s an idiot and he said idiot shit and he said something truly idiotic including that the current comics are stupid but had to spend ten minutes on. I absolutely adored every word that came out of his mouth”

before talking about how the rest of the media reacted.

The whole of the Word Balloon podcast can be listened to here.

(Last Updated August 25, 2011 3:29 pm )