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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 15 March 2019 at 4:23pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Article about the incident:



Here's a video of the incident...


I'm only vaguely familiar with Arlen Schumer, but this doesn't put him in the best light. Whew.


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I saw that too.  I understand he was cussing at a minor.  I also saw Scott Shaw talking about how Mr. Schumer went at Shaw's son, riding him about his father's amputation.  It would seem Schumer is what we call a "piece of work" doesn't it? 
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I only learned of the guy today, and his 20-odd comments on a couple news articles I've read aren't exactly putting him the best light, either. Apparently nobody likes him enough to tell him how much of an asshole he's coming across as. His aggressively eccentric word capitalization is by itself enough to disqualify him from serious consideration as an adult, let along as a lecturer and intellectual. 


 
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The moment you have to tell someone how much respect you deserve, you deserve NONE.


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Well I had never heard of Arlan Schumer before today and from reading the attached article I hope I don't hear much more about him.  Guy needs some help I think.
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I’ve never heard of the San Diego Comic Fest before, so I went to the website, which advertises their event as:

“The Friendly, Intimate Comic Con Experience”




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Good grief, you should read some of Mr. Schumer's responses in the Comments section in that first link... sounds like an all-around pleasant fellow to be around!



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As far as I know there has never, ever been an article like this about ME -- but I'M the one with the terrible reputation??

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But see, you left so many of them in their darkest hour, when you stepped away from THE X MEN and...

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If only you were kidding!!
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BTW — I really haaaaaaaaate people telling us how comics “work”.
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Just to update anyone interested, Shumer issued an apology (finally).


I was at this year's San Diego Comic Fest. It is, in fact, “The Friendly, Intimate Comic Con Experience” they claim it to be. Great Con to visit. I had a wonderful time there. But no matter the venue, sometimes there's this one guy who goes off the rails.......
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It's all too much for my addled brain!
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Phil, thanks for the link. I don't think anyone was blaming the show for the action of one guest. It's pretty clear the show volunteers did nothing wrong in this instance.
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The venues most definitely have zero to do with an individual's ridiculous outbursts.
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Posted: 19 March 2019 at 5:03pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

If they bring him back, and it does it again, then part of the blame is on the venue or event promoters. Whichever the case may be.



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