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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PLEASE SHUT UP, they begged

Although SJWs are trying to characterize DC Entertainment's new social media guidelines as a means of reining in Ethan Van Sciver, the reality is that DC is belatedly attempting to muzzle its SJWs before they do any more damage to the brand:
Dear DC Talent Community –

The comic book industry is a very special creative community dedicated to telling epic and legendary stories of action, heroism and intrigue with a rich and diverse portfolio of characters. Both DC’s employees, as well as its extended family of freelance talent, contribute to our success and are direct reflections of our company, characters and comics.

As such, DC expects that its employees and freelance talent community maintain a high level of professionalism as well as reasonable and respectful behavior when engaging in online activities. Comments that may be considered defamatory, libelous, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or that incite violence are unacceptable and may result in civil or criminal action.

In addition, comments that may be considered insulting, cruel, rude, crass and mean spirited are against company policy and guidelines. We ask, and expect, that you will help to create an online environment that is inclusive, supportive and safe.

Below you will find the most current version of the company’s social media guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact DC Talent Relations department so that we can be of assistance.

DC Entertainment Social Media Guidelines for Talent

This policy has been developed to empower DC Talent to participate in social media activities, represent their creative endeavors well and share their passion for DC’s characters, stories and brands. We recognize the vital importance of online social communities and this policy reflects our commitment to the best possible use of social media. Below are DC’s recommended guidelines when partaking in social media.

Stay positive when you post and we also recommend that you avoid negative comments in this very public forum.

You may want to refrain from engaging with individuals who may be speaking negatively about you, other talent, DC, our fans and the comics industry as this is a no-win situation.

If there has been a personal threat to you or those around you then in addition to alerting DC, please involve the proper law enforcement authorities.

Use good judgment when posting, reposting and liking comments, photos and videos as these may have unintended consequences.

Talent should take special care when using social media to ensure that comments and postings made by you are not associated with DC.

Under all circumstances, please indicate that you do work for DC, but that your comments are your own and do not reflect those of the company.

The internet is permanent regardless of “privacy settings” or other limits you may try to place on your posting. Think before you post, comment, retweet or like something.

Do not reveal plot points, storylines or launch timing — including photos or video of in-progress assets, artwork, story outlines, scripts, panels, announcement details, etc. without coordinating with DC Publicity. Members of the press may follow you on social media, and your posts can — and probably will — become news.

Don’t break news on social media. If you have any questions on what you can or can’t post on any platform, DC Publicity or Talent Relations departments are available to assist.

If you’d like to share DC news on your social pages, we recommend sharing news from DCComics.com, DCE-sanctioned social media pages and other news widely reported on credible news outlets.

If you are contacted by members of the press or asked to participate in an interview about your work for DC, please coordinate this with the DC Publicity department so that news can be rolled out in an orchestrated fashion and elevated on DC digital and social channels as well.

And finally, we recognize that there can be a dark side to social media and to that end if you feel that you are being harassed or bullied through social media channels because of your work for DC or your association with us, please feel free to contact the DC Talent Relations department so that we can be of assistance.
Needless to say, it won't work. The Comics-SJWs are already trying to play the victim and absurdly wringing their hands about "a chilling affect" on free speech... as if there is anyone on the planet outside of North Korea who hates genuinely free speech more than they do.

DC guidelines to freelancers on using social media "...comments that may be considered insulting, cruel, rude, crass and mean spirited are against company policy and guidelines."It's been a while since I worked for DC so I guess I can still say "Fuck you, Trump!"
David Hine

While on the surface it seems like a good step, I think it could have a chilling affect on the free speech of their employees and freelancers. Also- I’m afraid it’s just too broad. There is no mention of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, or racism. They use catch-all phrases, but it leaves a lot open to interpretation. While obviously they can’t write an “Anti-Ethan Van Sciver policy” (and let’s be clear, Ethan is what it is in response to) I think you’ll see a lot of people who just post political stuff get swept up in this.
- Tim Hoyle

Others contacted me worried that all sorts of people could go through DC Comics creator social media history looking for anything to use against them. 
- Rich Johnston

This is why SJWs always prefer nebulous Codes of Conduct and Community Police to clear, objective guidelines that can be impartially applied. You see, the "rules" are supposed to be applied only to those who violate the Narrative, while allowing complete freedom of action to the SJWs.

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49 Comments:

Blogger Amy February 14, 2018 11:11 AM  

This policy has been developed to empower DC Talent to participate in social media activities, represent their creative endeavors well and share their passion for DC’s characters, stories and brands. We recognize the vital importance of online social communities and this policy reflects our commitment to the best possible use of social media.

Empowerment isn’t ever. It’s restriction under the guise of freedom. Also CYA - we won’t support you if your sense of empowerment means you go rogue and disobey us!

Does no one recognize this, or chafe at it?

Blogger Steve February 14, 2018 11:17 AM  

There is no mention of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, or racism.

What never ceases to amaze me is the totalitarian pettiness of the progressive left.

What normal person has either the time or the inclination to police every utterance of their peers for real or imagined transgressions against the latest politically correct narrative?

The answer, as Nigel Tufnel explained, is none. None normal person behaves like Joe Stalin undergoing hormone treatment to transition into a giant tweeting vagina with a gay little beard and a blue checkmark.

It must be exhausting living like that. No wonder they're all popping antidepressants from pez dispensers and crying about imaginary diseases such as fibromyalgia.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira February 14, 2018 11:20 AM  

"Also- I’m afraid it’s just too broad. There is no mention of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, or racism."

Oh no we can't aim exclusively aim this cannon at the people we slander with these terms.

OpenID winstonwebb February 14, 2018 11:24 AM  

Others contacted me worried that all sorts of people could go through DC Comics creator social media history looking for anything to use against them.
- Rich Johnston

"Which others?"
- DC Talent Relations

Top. Men.
- Rich Johnston

Blogger Amy February 14, 2018 11:25 AM  

Well Steve, fibromyalgia is real but I agree with everything else.

So many factors. Too much education plus smoke blown up asses about unique abilities. No manufacturing jobs that might take up the hours otherwise devoted to malicious musings on others’ bad think.

A long time ago, a Russian orthodox monk told me that most people can’t handle freedom. And the West has too much freedom for the masses to really be productive. It offended me at the time, but I see what he means, now.

Blogger Ingot9455 February 14, 2018 11:32 AM  

Fibromyalgia is real, but too often confused with the related malady known as 'fatsomyalgia'.

Blogger B.J. February 14, 2018 11:46 AM  

You would think that "don't call your customers racist nazis" would be basic common sense.

Blogger Nate February 14, 2018 11:50 AM  

the problem today is we just don't have enough profit minded assholes running companies.

A complete asshole that valued profit above all else would never waste a second on these idiot SJWs.

SJW: Don't you think it would be good if..

Boss: no.

SJW: But... can't you see that

Boss: You're fired.

Weak leaders being weak. That's the root of all of this.

Blogger Anno Ruse February 14, 2018 11:56 AM  

"You would think that "don't call your customers racist nazis" would be basic common sense."

It would be great fun to walk around a comic con with a hidden camera saying "hey, I'm a Trump supporter." Imagine the panicked texts between tables of "are you alright? did the Trump supporter talk to you?"

The Day The Nazi Came To Town!

Blogger Doug Cranmer February 14, 2018 12:08 PM  

The very first sentence, they can't get past 27 words, and there it is, "diverse."

Do they not realize that today it immediately raises the hackles of any normal person living any kind of a normal life that doesn't have time for this shit?

Blogger Akulkis February 14, 2018 12:13 PM  

I had to take an organizational psychology course. Every time the proof would say the word "diversity" her tone of voice would change, like it was a magical incantation or something.

Blogger freddie_mac February 14, 2018 12:26 PM  

"There is no mention of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, or racism."

Seems to me that his oh-so urgent concerns were already addressed here:
You may want to refrain from engaging with individuals who may be speaking negatively about you, other talent, DC, our fans and the comics industry as this is a no-win situation.

I know they work on comic books, but it seems that reading comprehension is just a bridge too far.

SJW delenda est

Blogger JohnofAustria February 14, 2018 12:35 PM  

It's telling that they think it's too broad and doesn't single out the heretics

Blogger Theophilus Chilton February 14, 2018 12:40 PM  

Others contacted me worried that all sorts of people could go through DC Comics creator social media history looking for anything to use against them.
- Rich Johnston


I have to admit, the thought had occurred to me as I was reading the post.

Blogger Anchorman February 14, 2018 12:44 PM  

They don't want SJWs to link D.C. Association while they spew bile, but the whole motivation of SJW convergence is the status of branding a well known institution as converged.

They won't be able to help themselves and will chirp about their status with D.C. if someone calls them a nobody after they post, "F Trump!"

Blogger pyrrhus February 14, 2018 1:03 PM  

I know this could never happen, but what if DC decided to go full Conan the Barbarian? It would make a mint...

Blogger CarpeOro February 14, 2018 1:04 PM  

"Others contacted me worried that all sorts of people could go through DC Comics creator social media history looking for anything to use against them.
- Rich Johnston"

Project much? Just because you have been doing it... well maybe what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Maybe it is time they live as victims of the monster they have created. Reminds me of the Incorruptible going to the guillotine.

Blogger pyrrhus February 14, 2018 1:06 PM  

Even my liberal brothers love Conan the Barbarian...

OpenID widlast February 14, 2018 1:13 PM  

I greatly doubt the SJW's can abide by ANY standard that does not allow them to spew bile as they please. Seems to be their only reason for existence.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 14, 2018 1:13 PM  

Bingo

Blogger Koanic February 14, 2018 1:14 PM  

> Every time the proof would say the word "diversity" her tone of voice would change, like it was a magical incantation or something.

It pays her rent.

Blogger SciVo February 14, 2018 1:18 PM  

There is no mention of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, or racism.

I don't understand why they have to use multiple euphemisms for "heresy from SocJus cult dogma" when one would do as well.

Akulkis wrote:I had to take an organizational psychology course. Every time the proof would say the word "diversity" her tone of voice would change, like it was a magical incantation or something.

"Diversity" is a euphemism for "the destruction of Western Civ." It takes a queer sort of person to be passionate about that.

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 1:33 PM  

> Every time the proof would say the word "diversity" her tone of voice would change, like it was a magical incantation or something.

If you want to have fun, ask her if buckskins and a black powder rifle or Viking helmet and battle ax are acceptable symbols of diversity or not. There may be repercussions to doing so, of course.

Blogger Killua February 14, 2018 1:41 PM  

As cool as working for DC sounds, having to self-police all of your online activity to make sure nobody can ever take offense at what you are saying seems like a huge hassle. The sad thing is that this is getting increasingly true for people who work in big companies, and not just in the media sector.

Blogger Lovekraft February 14, 2018 1:51 PM  

Can't find the link, but Canada's Macleans Magazine (a publication suffering from bipolar disorder if there ever was one) actually stated that most workplace problems are NOT caused by those who want to be left alone to work, but rather by the meddling, nosy busybodies who create drama because someone didn't say 'hi' to them or give two sh!ts about their baby pictures.

So the problem isn't confined to SJWs alone but the broader aspect of the above-noted (read: mostly women and spineless white knights).

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 14, 2018 1:51 PM  

Their meltdowns are fun to read.

Blogger Lovekraft February 14, 2018 1:56 PM  

posted this on r/WerthaminAction

Blogger Akulkis February 14, 2018 1:58 PM  

That's what pseudonyms are for.

Blogger Akulkis February 14, 2018 1:59 PM  

@Killua
That's what pseudonyms are for.

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 14, 2018 2:16 PM  

@6 "Fibromyalgia is real, but too often confused with the related malady known as 'fatsomyalgia'."

Fibro *AND* fat are deeply, causatively related to thyroid problems. (Symptoms, not causes!) And the "no, you don't have a thyroid problem" turns out to be the typical Big Pharma / poorly educated docs blowing off people who need help...

OpenID markstoval February 14, 2018 2:30 PM  

... having to self-police all of your online activity to make sure nobody can ever take offense at what you are saying seems like a huge hassle."

The problem is that you can not police your activity to the point that NO ONE could take offense --- especially those who desperately want to take offense.

I bet I could even take offense at some cat pictures if I really wanted to do so.

And making sure your pseudonyms do not lead back to your real identity is not sure fire either.

We are on a road to a deeply dark destination to where anyone could be destroyed at any time for something he wrote.

Make a joke to a friend, get fired for "hate speech".

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 2:40 PM  

> Others contacted me worried that all sorts of people could go through DC Comics creator social media history looking for anything to use against them.

Fortunately, this level of self awareness is uncommon in the SJW rank and file. So we have little to worry about even if some have figured out how their own rules will be used against them.

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 2:41 PM  

> We are on a road to a deeply dark destination to where anyone could be destroyed at any time for something he wrote.

Of course. That's always been the left's goal. They just consider it unfortunate that they have to do so through such indirect means. In days of old they could just shoot us and be done with it.

Blogger tublecane February 14, 2018 2:59 PM  

"Talent community?" People are always calling things that aren't actually communities communities, because they wish they had real community. It's sad.

Speaking of watching yourself on social media, I got suspended from Twitter again, probably not coincidentally while in the midst of a spat with fans of romance literature ("literature"). I'm sure I could be construed as violating their rules often enough, and I don't really care because I don't use it much. But every time I'm disciplined, it's for the stupidest reason. In this case, for violating the rule against advocating self-harm.

A headline asked about ways to relieve stress headaches, or something like that, and I responded "stab yourself in the leg." Which is an actual pain-relief strategy. That wasn't directed at anyone in particular, and to my mind isn't any different from advocating any medical procedure that causes harm. Except it's you doing it instead of a doctor.

For instance, did you know that surgery often involves cutting into people? With knives!

Blogger Killua February 14, 2018 3:04 PM  

We are on a road to a deeply dark destination to where anyone could be destroyed at any time for something he wrote.

Don't you mean "for something he/she/ze wrote"? How you dare use the generic masculin pronoun!!! Someone call the PC police!!!!!!

Blogger tublecane February 14, 2018 3:06 PM  

"DC Comics creator social media history"

That's a lot of noun modifiers. Is it only my head that throbs reading that sort of thing?

By the way, maybe this is because I am not in the comics world, but isn't DC Comics like saying ATM machine? Do you get used to that, because I'm still not used to "ATM machine." Annoys me every time.

Blogger SciVo February 14, 2018 3:17 PM  

tublecane wrote:By the way, maybe this is because I am not in the comics world, but isn't DC Comics like saying ATM machine? Do you get used to that, because I'm still not used to "ATM machine." Annoys me every time.

Yeah, I have a friend who moved away, and we stay in touch by texting whenever we spot a new acronymic redundancy, like "that thot." It's a mutual pet peeve.

Blogger tublecane February 14, 2018 3:18 PM  

@SciVo-One term doesn't serve the purpose, which is to placate and keep on your side the various factions. It's protocol.

I am reminded of the scene in the movie Patton when Ol' Bloodnguts is going on about the Anglo-American alliance in front of a Ladies Auxillary Whatever, and the political guy whispers: "Don't forget the Russians." He forgets, or doesn't bother.

Next day Uncle Joe bitches to Frank, and Ike scolds Bloodygutty in turn. Before you know it, we're in a Cold War.

Blogger Amy February 14, 2018 3:21 PM  

When you have legions of educated people saying things like “should of” instead of “should have,” you really can’t get too worked up over tautologies like “ATM machine.”

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 3:24 PM  

> A headline asked about ways to relieve stress headaches, or something like that, and I responded "stab yourself in the leg."

Sounds like a reasonable approximation of acupuncture to me.

Blogger Akulkis February 14, 2018 4:22 PM  

@Widlast

"I greatly doubt the SJW's can abide by ANY standard that does not allow them to spew bile as they please. Seems to be their only reason for existence."

Sure seems that way, judging by their reaction of the Google SJWs to James Damore's suit asking for redress and restitution for financial injury at the hands of SJW behavior, physical, verbal, and written.

Blogger Akulkis February 14, 2018 5:27 PM  

@tublecane

(((Female psychologist proof))), so, you know.

Fun fact -- she permitted me an exception to her course rules -- I'm thinking because my first name is much more typically Jewish than Gentile. This would be the third time in classes over the years when a Jewish teacher gave me better treatment than the rest of the class.

Blogger Akulkis February 14, 2018 5:35 PM  

Absolutely, Amy!

Blogger Welsh Woodsman February 14, 2018 5:45 PM  

"the problem today is we just don't have enough profit minded assholes running companies."

Ain't that the truth. Ruthless attention to the bottom line does wonder at weeding out the pc bs.
Having spent my entire life in the timber industry, I've seen none of it. But not too surprising considering its a dog eat dog industry where performance is measured strictly by production and profit.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 14, 2018 5:53 PM  

It's childish of me I know but it angers me that all of my boyhood heroes are now, without exception, are controlled by the SJWs.

Blogger Ryan G February 14, 2018 5:57 PM  

SciVo - "Diversity" is a euphemism for "the destruction of Western Civ." It takes a queer sort of person to be passionate about that.

I enjoy the queer look of people when I ask the question "So, what are these benefits diversity is supposed to bring?"

A very simple question but it's astounding how quickly it can turn a conversation with a leftist venomous. There are few things they seem to hate more than being tricked into committing a Thought-Crime.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 14, 2018 6:02 PM  

the problem today is we just don't have enough profit minded assholes running companies

Honestly Nate, that is not the problem.

The problem is that the Profit Minded Asshole, hired the son he never bothered to raise and worse still, put the little shit stain in charge of his company.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 14, 2018 6:18 PM  

Amy wrote:When you have legions of educated people saying things like “should of” instead of “should have,”...

They may be legion, but they aren't educated.

Blogger SciVo February 14, 2018 10:08 PM  

Akulkis wrote:(((Female psychologist proof))), so, you know.

Oh, I was assuming a lesbian prof. That explains it too though.

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