Saturday, July 13, 2013
Sci-fi author's anti-gay-marriage views lead to call for boycott
Scott Card, the author of the science fiction novel behind the movie “Ender’s Game”, from Summit Entertainment, apparently created unintended controversy with public remarks opposing gay marriage (and perhaps homosexuality in general), to the point that GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has called for a boycott against the film. Michael Cieply has a story about the matter on “The Arts” page of the New York Times, Saturday, July 13, 2013, link here. GLAAD has its account of the matter here.
This sort of “boycott” sounds like the “intolerance” of the personal speech of others that Andrew Sullivan has recently criticized.
Should a writer's or filmmaker's ability to sell his or her work depend on political views? It hasn't very much before.