Last month, American comic book artist Tony Harris posted an extremely poorly-written statement on Facebook revealing his extraordinary disdain for women who go to conventions such as Comic-Con. Because while he “appreciates a pretty Gal as much as the next Hetero Male,” he is “so sick and tired of the whole COSPLAY-Chiks.” For those of you who don’t know, cosplaying is when people dress up as characters for events.
He goes on to call them “really pathetic” and states that they “are willing to become almost completely Naked in public, and yer either skinny( Well, some or most of you, THINK you are ) or you have Big Boobies. Notice I didnt say GREAT Boobies?” He states that women (whom he calls “girls,” naturally) in these geek scenes are somehow “preying” on “virgin” men–seriously–and ”the thought of guys pleasuring themselves to the memory of… your glossy open lips… just makes your head vibrate.”
Look, besides the fact that if you’re over 12 and still use the word “boobies,” you’re probably not a very stimulating person to be around (Harris is around 42), it’s clear that he has had some pretty negative experiences with women–particularly considering he says, “You wouldnt give them the fucking time of day. Shut up you damned liar, no you would not. Lying, Liar Face.” How very, uh, not embittered.
I apologize for not posting it in its entirety, but it was about 400 words; just believe me, it was incredibly obnoxious. Many of Harris’ fans seemed to support his claims–including many females–but one rightfully angry woman decided to speak out.