April 29, 2019

I read this article about R. Crumb getting cancelled wherein pundit Jeet Heer claps back at the haters in a comment from eight years ago:

Anyone who can’t see the satirical (indeed outlandishly satirical) element of Angelfood McSpade has no business being a comics critic.…I think it is to Crumb’s credit that he is willing to implicate himself in his satires on racism—that he doesn’t see racism as cultural phenomenon outside of himself that needs to be condemned but as cultural legacies that pervasively shape his own sensibility and need to be confronted internally.

Then an hour later I came across a tweet by him highlighting a Problematic Opinion on a podcast with a helpful timestamp so the collective woke crowd can go “tsk tsk” at it. This pretty much sums up the past decade of the internet