Sandman is one of Netflix’s biggest hit series, but it ended up attracting complaints from racist, misogynist and homophobic “fans”. Neil Gaiman didn’t let himself be shaken and blasted these people.
The Sandman series, which has already been renewed for a second season, is a big hit for Netflix this year. The series adapts the comics written by Neil Gaiman for DC’s Vertigo imprint.
“After years of imprisonment, Morpheus, the King of Dreams, embarks on a journey between worlds to recover what was stolen from him and restore his power,” states the synopsis.
The cast includes Tom Sturridge as Dream, David Thewlis as Doctor Doom, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, and many other stars.
On social media, Gaiman has already countered many prejudiced criticisms and now detonated these people once again.
Neil Gaiman detonates prejudiced reactions to Sandman
In an interview with Inverse, Gaiman bluntly responds to the backlash to Sandman’s casting choice.
Gaiman says that anyone who thought the series hired people of color or LGBTQIA+ people to “seal it up” clearly never read the original comics, as many characters in the graphic novels are openly queer, while also saying that true comic book fans know that the comics are openly queer. Perpetuals, such as Death, have no defined appearance, but appear differently to different people.
“Oh, and occasionally, you’ve got people yelling at us for making up all these gay characters that weren’t in the comics, and then we’d say, ‘Have you read the comics?’ And they said ‘No’. And we’d say, ‘They were gay in the comics,’” Gaiman pointed out.
“And they’d say, ‘You’re sealing it up and nobody’s going to watch your awful show.’ And then we were number 1 in the world for four weeks. And they said ‘They’re all robots! We hate you. You sealed it.’ It’s weird nonsense. These complainers don’t like gays, they don’t like blacks, and they don’t like women. And if you look at their profiles, they don’t like vaccines, they don’t like Democrats, and they don’t like voting.”
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