The Marvel Comics legend’s son is speaking after one of his father’s most famous characters was deployed during the Jan. 6 Uprising at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., including a shield that It was inspired by the American flag, which was gifted to him by creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. (Simon and Kirby died in 2011 and 1994, respectively)
In a statement published to CNN anchor Jake Tapper – and retweeted by Chris Evans, the outspoken actor who plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kirby’s son Neal condemned the use. The image is severely inspired by Captain America, noticing the world of the characters. Originating in the Second War as an anti-fascist soldier, “He was created by two Jewish men from New York who hated the Nazis and hated the bully.” The loser and … stands up for what is righteous and is never encouraged.
Kirby went on to say he was “shocked and saddened” to see the Captain America emblem on a t-shirt and flag during the Congressional Uprising. Captain America is the true antithesis of Donald Trump …. If Donald Trump had the qualities and characteristics of Captain America, the White House would be a symbol of truth and honesty that shines. The source of lying and hypocrisy “
Neal Kirby, the son of Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, was upset to see some of the terrorists / rioters on Jan. 6 wearing a shirt with a version of his father’s creation. Damaged by the image of the departed president His message to them: pic.twitter.com/RTH9UNs491
– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 14, 2021
Kirby’s statement comes as Marvel Comics faces calls for the removal of the Punisher-related skull symbol used by the rioters on Jan. 6, as well as members of law enforcement, during the Black Lives Matter protests. Last summer, actor Jon Bernthal, who played the anti-hero Frank Castle on Netflix. punish The series made him famous, writing on Twitter, “These people are lost and lost. They have nothing to do with what Frank means or about. ”
To date, Marvel Comics has not yet made an official comment on the Punisher controversy, interestingly, this was mentioned in the 2019 issue of punish A cartoon in which Castle confronts a group of New York City police who claim they are on the same side. After telling them honestly, “We are not the same,” The Punisher suggests a hero they should follow in an example, “Boy, do you want a role model? His name is Captain America and he’s glad to have you. ”
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