Burn Gorman is one of the guests at Dragon*Con this year. When I went to get his autograph, I asked him how he thought Hermann had injured his leg. (This is the best I can remember, I was a bit excited to meet him in my Newt costume. He liked my stuffed Kaiju skin parasite.)
I’m rereading this almost a year later AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT HES IMPLYING HOW DID I NOT NOTICE THAT BEFORE OMGGGGG GOD BLESS HIM WTF XDDDD
Hey, this really isn’t cool. The story is about Burn Gorman making a gross offhand joke trivializing domestic violence, and it’s not cool. I’m not trying to like call Burn Gorman out or something, we live in an abuse culture, stuff like this can pop out of the mouths of perfectly nice people and/or frogs, but it’s still nothing to celebrate.
Obviously this particular corner of extended-universe apocrypha is a site of real stress and frustration because of, you know, the small but determined crew of people who use Travis Beacham’s racist, sexist, homophobic headcanon as a tool for abusing queer fans (and gaining social capital for themselves by doing so), but resisting queer-bashing in fandom shouldn’t involve throwing anyone else — like, in this case, victims of intimate partner violence — under the bus.
…yeah DUH Obviously you’re right. I assume no one thought it WAS a-ok. I’m certainly not that stupid. Don’t think my followers are either. I thought it was funny in a “I can’t believe you just said that” way, not a “that’s acceptable at all” way, but I have an assholish sense of humor & they’re not my words so I can’t apologize for them but I am sorry to have appeared stupid enough to be condoning this instead of just rude laughing at it. I like to think I’m aware enough to know when smt is problematic, seeing as it’s my field of study (of choice) to study this shit, and yes, it’s not an appropriate joke, and my amusement didn’t equal approval /shrug53 minutes ago · 256 notes