|Edith Keeler is dead to me
||[Jul. 24th, 2009|09:47 am]
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations
The blatantly racist and sexist bile spewed by Harlan Ellison pretty much makes it impossible for me to ever enjoy "The City on the Edge of Forever" again or anything else this man has ever touched.|
Way to soil your legacy in your later years, dude.
That is truly disgusting.
Harlan Ellison is a brilliant writer who needs to learn to sit down and STFU. A lot. Because his behavior while not writing taints his writing.
I feel like he thinks his writing is so damn good that it makes his behavior excusable. NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
2009-07-24 05:32 pm (UTC)
Even if he gets the hint and shuts up now, he's already given us all a glimpse into his thoughts that shows just how ugly, vindictive, violent and bigoted he is. So the damage is already done, as far as I'm concerned.
You are absolutely correct, and I didn't mean to make it sound like I was disagreeing with you, or excusing his behavior. In fact, I meant to make it sound exactly the opposite - that nothing excuses his behavior, though I believe that he would disagree.
I was thinking of mitigating further damage, because this "oh, it's just Harlan" shit is going to come out full force AGAIN, and I'm tired of excuses being made for his behavior. (Just google "Harlan Ellison Connie Willis" for details of the last one, or check out the "Controversies" section of his Wikipedia entry for a bare bones listing of all of them. Ugh.)
Dumb A** Jerk.
I could say more but really, really shouldn't because it wouldn't be pretty at all.