Yes, you read that headline right. Perpetually miserably bastard Alan Moore asked DC Comics to donate his royalties to BLM, according to an article in The Telegraph.
Moore refuses to have his name attached to screen adaptations of his work and has treated said adaptions with disdain. He revealed to The Telegraph that he’s stopped sharing royalties with the movies’ writers.
“I no longer wish it to even be shared with them. I don’t really feel, with the recent films, that they have stood by what I assumed were their original principles, so I asked for DC Comics to send all of the money from any future TV series or films to Black Lives Matter.”
Moore is often described as a genius for his work ranging from Watchmen, V For Vendetta, The Saga of the Swamp Thing, to Batman: The Killing Joke, and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, amongst many more. However, like most geniuses, he is eccentric and you could say that after donating money to BLM, maybe a touch naive.
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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, has admitted personal use of a $6 million luxury mansion bought for cash by the movement in Los Angeles. The 6,500 square feet property with at least six bedrooms was paid for with cash in October 2020, using money that had been donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.
As well as the mansion, Patrisse Khan-Cullors snagged four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US according to property records. She also had her peepers on property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where the likes of Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both live. When the story broke, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, alleged she was suffering from “right-wing harassment” which eventually led to her quitting the organisation.
BLM received $100 million plus in donations but is headed for insolvency after plunging $8.5M into the red. However, founder Patrisse Cullors‘ brother was still paid $1.6M for “security services”. He is best known as a graffiti artist, with no background in security.
Moore retired from comics in 2019 and has since been working on a new book called Illuminations, which is a short-story collection that apparently takes aim at the comics industry and populist fascism in America. It sounds delightful.
The Telegraph’s Jake Kerridge asked Alan how he was enjoying his foray into literary publishing for which he said he was having a good time of it, especially with the fact that his publisher, Bloomsbury is respecting his decisions and opinions.
“I own my own work,. It doesn’t sound like a lot if you’re used to traditional grown-up publishing, but it means an awful lot if you’re used to the comic books industry. It does make me wish that I’d maybe gone into writing prose fiction back in the late Seventies.”
Alan Moore’s Illuminations is available from October this year, and I hope it does well because those BLM mansions don’t come cheap!
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