Marvel Fires Artist For Putting Anti-Semitic Messages In X-Men
Marvel SJW Artist
(Last Updated On: April 12, 2017)

The contract between comic artist Ardian Syaf and Marvel Entertainment has come to an end. The company has effectively terminated Syaf from his duties of working on the X-Men comic book series following the revelation of anti-Semitic and anti-Christian symbolism added to the X-Men Gold comic.

CBR received a statement from Marvel, which reads…

”Marvel has terminated Ardian Syaf’s contract effective immediately. ‘X-Men Gold’ #2 and #3 featuring his work have already been sent to the printer and will continue to ship bi-weekly. Issues #4, #5, and #6 will be drawn by R. B. Silva and issues #7, #8, and #9 will be drawn by Ken Lashley. A permanent replacement artist will be assigned to ‘X-Men Gold’ in the coming weeks.”

This came after controversy erupted when fans found numbers and symbols hinting at implicit anti-Semitism and anti-Christian sentiments. The numbers 51 and 212 were featured throughout Syaf’s artwork in X-Men Gold #1, including a t-shirt that Colossus was wearing featuring the numbers and symbols QS: 51. They relate to passages of the Qu’ran and a recent protest that took place against a Christian politician who Muslims labeled as a blasphemer.

The symbols point to the passage from Qu’ran Surah 5:51…

“’O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.”

Following the media rounds covering the controversy, Ardian Syaf took to Facebook on April 10th, 2017 to explain himself, saying that his career was over…

“My career is over now. It’s the consequence what I did, and I take it. Please no more mockery, debat, no more hate. I hope all in peace.

 

“In this last chance, I want to tell you the true meaning of the numbers, 212 and QS 5:51. It is number of JUSTICE. It is number of LOVE. My love to Holy Qur’an…my love to the last prophet, the Messenger…my love to ALLAH, The One God.

 

“My apologize for all the noise. Good bye, May God bless you all. I love all of you.” [sic]

A similar incident also occurred recently in the video game world, where a game designer at BioWare named Manveer Heir also came out with openly racist remarks made public on Twitter. [Correction: The previous sentence implied Manveer was Muslim, but that statement has been removed.] His antics were spread far and wide throughout the gaming community, with many petitioning for him to be fired from the company. However, Heir stated that he had the support from the studio heads at BioWare to say the racist things that he did on Twitter.

Heir’s contract with BioWare expired after he helped ship the highly controversial Mass Effect: Andromeda, and he left the AAA game company to begin work on a new game at his own independent studio.

In this case, however, Syaf attacking the Jewish and Christian community seems to have spelled doom for his future endeavors.

This was yet another black mark on Marvel, who is still reeling from a massive year-over-year drop in sales across various comics after they spent the last few years focusing on instilling SJW propaganda into their mainline comic book series, and altering fan-favorite characters to fit the extremist agenda of regressive liberals.

After acknowledging the massive dive in sales due to pervasive SJW topics being badly written and shoehorned into many popular comics — and canceling various comic series in the process — Marvel stated that they would be scaling back on their SJW agenda and returning to more traditional storytelling in the fall.

 


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  • realdealbearsfan54

    These muslims are nothing like us here in NORTH AMERICA!I would like someone to give one way that they make NORTH AMERICA better.How do they contribute in a positive way? They don’t

  • fnd

    “’O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.”

    In light of the contemporary context, it’s quite obvious that jews and gullible christians are allies to the muslims, but that doesn’t mean he should bite the hand that feeds him.

  • Bitterbear

    He learned a valuable lesson: The only ones allowed to inject politically charged rhetoric without consequences whatsoever are Democrats, feminists, and BLM supporters/activists.

    • fnd

      As long as those groups don’t spout anti-semitic rethoric that is(anti-semitic as in things that jews don’t like).

      • Bitterbear

        I think he was surrounded with SJWs spewing idiocy after idiocy after that he ended up with a Rocko likes rainbows moment:

        • EroBotan

          he lives in indonesia, there is no SJW there. The moderate moslems stomped them before they’re able to grow lol. I’ve read a story of some malaysian gays, when their parents realize that their kid is gay they will do stuff like:
          1. Sending them to brainwashing camp to cure the gay-ness
          2. or Disowned them

          I’m sure indonesian is no different.

  • MusouTensei

    Should have been only anti white like Manveerpig, then he would still have his job.
    If he ever joins ISIS I will not be surprised, he is completely indoctrinated and imo dangerous.

  • Mr.Towel

    Color me impressed, I’m eating some crows today for lunch. I didn’t think they would do it.

    My guess is that HR went to him to get some satisfaction and he just doubled down on his muslim antics so the boot was the only option left.

    I do wonder though, if his message was only against Christians, not Jews, would people still care? Would he get the boot? Would the controversy even exist?

    • I do wonder though, if his message was only against Christians, not Jews, would people still care? Would he get the boot? Would the controversy even exist?

      A lot of people are asking this, and I think, sadly, the answer is no.

    • fnd

      I don’t think he would have been fired if he quoted the book of jewish tricks (talmud). There is a large field of anti christian symbolism in entertainment that goes unoticed, so the answer is no.

  • Uncle Joey

    Another muzzie playing the victim card, and of course his “ideology of peace” isn’t to blame. No, WE got it all wrong of course.

    Taqiyya at it’s finest.

    Looks like the facebook post is gone btw.

  • Disqusted

    It’s just a shame, because he seems like a pretty good artist, but he f’kd himself. People should really learn to separate religion from everything else. But they won’t, because it’s such a fundamental core aspect for so many people. I can only imagine how much less conflict there’d be if they could.

  • Normally I would disagree with firing someone for their personal views – but there may be an argument to do so here, especially if it will actually financially harm the company in question. Considering Marvel acknowledges (in its own twisted way) that the SJW angle doesn’t sell, this may be them taking measures to ensure they don’t lost money.

    • I do wonder… if sales had been going well for them and there wasn’t so much attention/controversy surrounding the whole “diversity” thing, would they have still fired him?

      • Probably not, honestly. If BioWare didn’t denounce Manveer, Marvel wouldn’t have with this Indonesian guy, either. The difference is BioWare had a dedicated fanbase, so they assumed people were going to play the game anyway and love it (of which neither point is true). With Marvel trying to win people back because they’re losing money, and because retailers told them to, they made a business decision to cut him loose.

      • LurkerJK

        I say yes, he was glaring proof that they just threw a blanket over the sjws to hide them instead of eliminating them, he had to go

        What I wonder, considering the blanket thing and what happened here, if they didn’t just tell writers to go back to 2000s style political agendas, subliminal, mixed but not out in the open, talk about other things and then make a comment about how it’s similar to the favorite socjus topic of the week instead of going there from the start

        It would explain the lack of heads on spikes in front of marvel’s offices

        • What I wonder, considering the blanket thing and what happened here, if they didn’t just tell writers to go back to 2000s style political agendas, subliminal, mixed but not out in the open, talk about other things and then make a comment about how it’s similar to the favorite socjus topic of the week instead of going there from the start

          That’s what it’s looking like to me.

          It’s not so much that they’re saying “This SJW agenda stuff is killing our business, let’s go back and do what the fans want”

          It’s more like “Let’s hide our SJWness and be way more subtle about it so no one calls us out.”

  • Hawk Hopper

    My career is over now.

    Life comes at you fast.

  • MONAD

    Good.

  • EroBotan

    so hating christian and jews is LOVE & JUSTICE, huh? this guy has a potentital to become a suicide bomber.

    • Joe331

      What he meant is love and justice for his own religion, not realizing he is hating other groups in the process and are expressing it on the job involving public communication. It’s pretty common with the muslims in Indonesia, I can say that. They are the biggest group in the country and are accustomed to express their views in bullying manner around. The country and culture is not secular, they have no problem asking about your belief and judge it based on their belief. Religion > human right to belief here. The muslims are doctrined since childhood that they are the 1 and only right way to god, so they become like that.

      Potential of suicide bomber? Yes good chance I’d say. He could be an infiltration cell. If he is in your country i suggest your anti terrorism office keep a watch on him. There is Isis and other terrorist groups in Indonesia. They will try to hide their extremist view, but if there is a “leak” like this incident. Oh boy, that’s just a tip of the iceberg. His subconscious is starting to burst out of control, conscious suppression start to be breached.

      • EroBotan

        That sounds really bad! I’m worry that Indonesia will become like iran someday .. Iran was a moderate (like swimsuit is good and no burqa etc) until islam revolution kick in ..

  • GodBowser

    Good on them for actually dealing with a threat to their reputation and if the racist former Bio Wear developer is going to have his own game studio at least it will make it easier to boycott any future games that he’ll be involved with

    When Marvel starts getting rid of the forced diversity characters should we expect some salt coming from the femtards at the Mary Sue because the female Thor was killed off?

    • When Marvel starts getting rid of the forced diversity characters should
      we expect some salt coming from the femtards at the Mary Sue because
      the female Thor was killed off?

      I doubt this is happening. It sounds like Marvel will keep the SJW characters, but have them in their own little shoe box, quarantining them away from the other mainline characters; this way SJWs get their own heroes and normal people get their own heroes.

      • LurkerJK

        Are they isolating the writers too ? because the sjw ones will haunt the other ones until they assimilate, resistance is futile

        i very much doubt they can both exist without affecting each other

        • i very much doubt they can both exist without affecting each other

          I’m curious about this as well.

          Normies usually take the view “leave them alone” and “just be quiet and they’ll go away” and this usually results in their spaces/hobbies/groups being infiltrated and assimilated.

          I don’t know how Marvel is going to do this and how this is going to work because SJWs don’t like playing nice and they certainly don’t believe in playing fair.

        • EroBotan

          and from Marvel’s latest complaint which claims that their audience hate women, it seems the bosses in marvel are SJWs too!. It’s not going to be easy to un-SJW marvel!

  • Am Totally A Human Not A Dog

    I can imagine a number of people saying “He shouldn’t have been fired for something like that, he’s allowed to have his views!” but I disagree, as I have discussed multiple times with both friends and class-mates at school–If you use your own job to push a personal propaganda and it blows up in your face, that’s what happens. You suffer the consequences. If he had made these statements without linking them to his place of business, I would feel completely differently, but this, like in other instances, is just desserts.

    • Agreed.

      If he wanted to throw this stuff on his DeviantArt page he has every right to do so. Trying to inculcate people with subliminal anti-Semite and anti-Christian messaging is pretty scummy when you think about it. It almost feels like he was giving a symbolic brofist to other Muslims who hate Christians/Jews.

      And worse yet, he did so through a comic book that’s typically been about characters fighting for unity!

      • Am Totally A Human Not A Dog

        I think that latter-most facet is more indicative of the issues with major comic-book publishers to this day and, like you mention in the article itself, they’re quickly seeing the detriment of catering to SJWs who don’t even read their work or spend their money on the product they’re bitching about. They’re like locusts of intellectual property–Consume anything of value then just move on.

        • Draven

          except they don’t consume, they just destroy

    • Raging Papist

      Yeah, plenty of people will say he shouldn’t have been fired. Its the same people and reason why GG eventually fizzled out. They are called cucks.