Neil Gaiman isn’t afraid of a little controversy, and with right-wing groups targeting Lucifer, the renowned author is returning fire.
After last week’s petition by One Million Moms calling for 20th Century Fox to cancel their upcoming Lucifer series, set to air in 2016.
In a post on his Tumblr page, Gaiman responded to One Million Moms, pointing out that this is not the first time he’s been attacked for his unconventional work.
“Ah. It seems like only yesterday (but it was 1991) that the “Concerned Mothers of America” announced that they were boycotting SANDMAN because it contained Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans characters. It was Wanda that upset them most: the idea of a Trans Woman in a comic book… They told us they were organising a boycott of SANDMAN, which they would only stop if we wrote to the American Family Association and promised to reform.
I wonder if they noticed it didn’t work last time, either…”
As of the time of this article, the petition has roughly 11,800 signatures, a little more than double the numbers from when we initially reported the story. So far, 20th Century Fox has not commented on the petition.