Avengers Lead Designer Dropped As Spokesman Over Past Tweets

Brian Waggoner, the Marvel's Avengers spokesman and lead designer, has been removed in his capacity as spokesman due to past offensive tweets.

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SenorFartCushion68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

But Elon said it was ok now!!!

The thing is with this, it’s always been a thing. It’s more a Twitter issue than anything. I’ve worked for companies and lost workmates because of the statuses they wrote on Facebook. We even had stories from the older ones about people getting fired for stories pre-dating social media I.e one person who hit their wife in their own home was apparently let go because their wife told the office.

It’s a weird thing but it’s in the control of the companies. It’s hardly a working class problem anymore. It’s what happens to the wealthy.

RpgSama68d ago

Went to the link, it said "They show Waggoner tweeting cheap jokes about the Special Olympics, commenting on Colin Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem, and generally tweeting some pretty unpleasant stuff."

Went to the unpleasant stuff, childish "no homo" Jokes and stuff like "I'm not a misogynist but I really don't like the idea of a Female Thor" and stuff about him being conservative, I guess this is where we live now, you can get fired for saying stuff like that.

Noskypeno68d ago

Can you guess who said having a certain skin color makes people compassionate and not having that skin color makes people animals?
Is it
A: Hitler
B: The head of the KKK
C: Nick Cannon

SenorFartCushion68d ago

That’s centerist capitalism for you. It never has to be as bad as what I mentioned. What I mentioned were more working class problems, the story mentions the more contemporary version of the ordeal. The decently-paid game developer is keeping their job but doesn’t have to sit as the marketing face anymore. I think he gets the better part of the deal tbh.

Plus he’s interested in Marvel movies, he’s hardly someone to idolise for people.

ABizzel167d ago

You have to click on the other links.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you can't be at Disney and head Marvel projects which are attempting to bring diversity to the genre, and posting bigoted comments, comparing online fighting to being a "retard", etc... No company wants someone like that as their spokesman.

Gamingsince198168d ago

People get away with much worse just on n4g , kinda odd this happened.

Profchaos68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Dunno I dropped a s bomb not aimed at anyone just saying yeah I thought X game was a bit s and got a warning.

rlow168d ago

This is why the woke crowd is empowered. Because companies cave in at the slightest indication that someone has done something a bunch of unknowns on the internet have said is bad.

Tacoboto68d ago

He leads an Avengers game and has to preface his displeasure at female Avengers characters with how not sexist he is.

You don't see anything wrong with that being part of the public record?

CrimsonWing6968d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Maybe we’re missing context.

He’s obviously not opposed to female superheroes. Maybe he feels it’s lazy to gender swap an established character instead of making a new character?

I don’t think him saying his opinion about female Thor is grounds for termination nor do I see it problematic.

Palitera67d ago

Takoboto, these are the antivax, flat earth crowd. They wanted a misogynist for *president*. Your question was rhetorical, right?

anast68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Heavy conservatives out themselves on every article like this. It can't be on purpose, probably just ignorance.

CrimsonWing6968d ago

Y'know, I bet the people that make these decisions also have skeleton's in their closets.

We all made mistakes back in the day when things were normalized, but we grow and mature as we go on in life. I've said some real shitty things back in middle and high school, things that when I look back and think I cringe hard. I don't think it's fair that people are getting judged by the dumb things they did in the past.

If it was something they still do, then yea, ok. It was different times back then and us folks from the 90's are still trying to catch up with all the changes. I mean it wasn't long ago that saying "yes, ma'am" or "yes, sir" was't considered offensive. Cut people some freaking slack.

RpgSama68d ago

100% agree, this guy is getting fired because of stuff like "no homo" jokes from 2011.

NiceneCreeder68d ago

Didn't get FIRED. fuqs sake.

Spenok68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

There's no betting necessary, they 100% have skeletons. It's just too bad people get fired for stupid crap like this, but DON'T for calling people things like this... Oh, and there are PLENTY of examples of much more egregious instances.

And if you try to say ANYTHING about it being okay because it's Steven Crowder or he's a right winger etc and so on. You are part of the problem, literally propagating what you are "fighting against".

NSANiTY68d ago

Most of this stuff is from like 10 years ago and it's just the same "edgy" mess they showed on TV and Movies at the time. The latest one is a quote from Tropic Thunder. It's crazy that this is the type of that stuff that can get you fired now. Obvious hit job, someone just searching his whole account for certain words to get the guy fired.

NiceneCreeder68d ago

didn't get fired. but nice BS story.

Majin-vegeta68d ago

That's Why you make burner accounts :)

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