Looks like Twitter is still a dumpster fire.
Following Marvel writer Dan Slott’s recent policing of a fan’s Twitter activity, wherein he blocked and scolded said fan simply for following various ComicsGate-affiliated accounts, the current Fantastic Four helmsman has doubled down on his bullying, going on to take issue with the fan’s discussion of and demanding he delete tweets related to the incident.
Shortly after Slott’s passive-aggressive attempt to enforce an ideological purity test was brought to widespread attention by Bounding Into Comics, said fan, YouTuber Joshua Quirk, was invited to discuss his unfortunate interaction with the Marvel author in an August 24th livestream hosted by YouTube channel I Love Comics.
Appearing on the show, Quirk explained to host Engletine, “I don’t even see myself as someone who’s a part of the culture war. I just…I got accused of something and then I was like, ‘Wait, hold up, I’ve gotta defend myself.’”
Given that he and his interaction with Slott were the focus of this story, Quirk eventually went on to share links to both Bounding Into Comics’ reporting of the story and his own appearance on I Love Comics to his Twitter followers – a pair of decisions that would once again lead to him being the target of Slott’s ire.