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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 at 06:37:30 pm EDT (Viewed 172 times)
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    To frame it like a calculating move is up there IMO with qanon conspiracies.

No, that isn't what I said.

There is no need for Al Ewing, or anyone, to come out and throw another creative person under the bus like this. None. All you do is keep to your own concerns and let others make their own minds up on a subject.
We are in an age where the internet allows for instant 'execution' and it is becoming the case that it is dog-eat-dog for any creator, that included Al Ewing potentially, so in a business where people now have to reuluctantly accept that they cannot trust fellow freelancers, and freedom of expression is a fallacy, the only way forward is to try to stay away from fellow freelancers. To try and go solo, via substack or crowdfunder.

As not only will you have full control of your own output and creations, you won't be living under the constant worry that one of the people you work with, as a freelancer, isn't going to attempt to destroy you via the internet.

It isn't about whether Al Ewing has an opinion on Joe Bennet. It is about Al Ewing knowingly and willingly coming out very publicly and knowing he will almost certainly destroy Bennet's career in the US.

That lack of any thought or care of a fellow creator reliant on commission, just as you are, doesn't leave you with a lot of respect or trust from you other fellow creatives and freelancers.

Because they can't trust you.

This was a public disassociation with added judgement of 'guilty' after the run was over.
Didn't seem to be any attempt to reach out to his erstwhile partner for his opinion (many Brazilians on twitter were stating they were corrupt politicians and none of them were Jewish and no anti Semetic intent is there : 'We often portray bad politicians as rats' one said.) I do not know personally because I am not Bennett but this is the sort of thing to ASK your creative partner about.
It is quite reasonable to assume that Al seems concerned with his own career being tarnished -as he is obviously well aware of cancel culture - and making donations to two charities that had nothing to do with Brazil or Jewish people does tend to bear this out. More a 'I am a hard core left winger' signal to two charities that were obviously close to his heart anyway.
Or maybe he was worried that if he *did* donate to Israel the left wingers would cancel him for being *right* wing? Oh the webs we weave Al.
As to the most important question - did Al know about the 'reprehensible' artwork before his run finished? Well that's between him and his conscience I guess.

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