Giant Robot Comix is a comic store in Nova Scotia. This is one of their tweets @GiantRobotComix
— Giant Robot Comics (@GiantRobotComix) December 19, 2014
But this is not one of their tweets @GiantRobotKomix
So that’s my like in a nutshell. Remember stay out of my store if your black. pic.twitter.com/rtDVliWWjA
— Giant Robot Comics (@GiantRobotKomix) January 7, 2015
The fake account, the mimics the original with images and language, purporting to be by the owner paints the store as racist, sexist, pouring scorn on the manner, his wife and staff members in incredibly abusive terms, as if written by the store owner himself.
The story hit CBC News in Canada, in which owner Darryl Wall has stated he has approached Twitter to remove the account, and has approached police over identifying the writer…
Ironically, Wall had already planned to hand out free copies of a new anti-bullying edition of the Avengers to his old elementary school.
“I want to give this comic out still to show people to be strong, to not put up with this kind of stuff,” he said.
He said most of his customers and friends knew it wasn’t him, but he’s worried about wider damage to the store’s reputation.