The Internet Responds To CBLDF Support For Milo Yiannopoulos' Publisher

The Internet Responds To CBLDF Support For Milo Yiannopoulos’ Publisher

Posted by January 7, 2017 Comment

Yesterday Bleeding Cool reported on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announcing support Simon & Schuster over their publication of Milo Yiannopoulos‘ autobiography Dangerous.

Reaction was… strong. CBLDF have offered a subsequent response.

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It didn’t seem to change things.

https://twitter.com/DavidZissou/status/817558442101510144

https://twitter.com/seserakh/status/817554696869056512

https://twitter.com/TEANTACLES/status/817554105900134400

https://twitter.com/seserakh/status/817553859354632192

https://twitter.com/TEANTACLES/status/817553445381087236

https://twitter.com/kshipwhitecat/status/817597967662055425

https://twitter.com/TrollDecker/status/817548298429009920

https://twitter.com/Saturn500Jared/status/817534167378444292

https://twitter.com/sequentialstate/status/817534019042742272

https://twitter.com/sequentialstate/status/817534122268753920

https://twitter.com/bonesnail/status/817525553670615040

https://twitter.com/itsnero/status/817525306198106112

https://twitter.com/KelciDCrawford/status/817520001762660352

https://twitter.com/SheaHisself/status/817518503355961344

https://twitter.com/bigbigtruck/status/817517254040489984

https://twitter.com/jmringuet/status/817515395410259968

https://twitter.com/jmringuet/status/817511033510227969

https://twitter.com/thesearesongs/status/817505001358688256

https://twitter.com/argumentshop/status/817504225131233284

https://twitter.com/theta1138/status/817502898158497793

https://twitter.com/ToryMaybe/status/817578921063567360

https://twitter.com/GLRESISTANCE/status/817576122560954369

There was another question, asked a number of times,

I won’t speak for Neil Gaiman, long time supporter of the CBLDF… so I’ll just quote him of old.

If you accept – and I do – that freedom of speech is important, then you are going to have to defend the indefensible. That means you are going to be defending the right of people to read, or to write, or to say, what you don’t say or like or want said. The Law is a huge blunt weapon that does not and will not make distinctions between what you find acceptable and what you don’t. This is how the Law is made. People making art find out where the limits of free expression are by going beyond them and getting into trouble. […] The Law is a blunt instrument. It’s not a scalpel. It’s a club. If there is something you consider indefensible, and there is something you consider defensible, and the same laws can take them both out, you are going to find yourself defending the indefensible.”

And there were some supporting voices.

Just not many.

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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(Last Updated January 11, 2017 10:56 am )

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