Science Fiction/Fantasy

The ENDER’S GAME Conundrum

ender's game movie poster

Recently, I posted about how excited I was about the Ender’s Game trailer, and my angst about how terrible of a man Orson Scott Card is.

With the release of the trailer, and the blockbuster potential of the movie, OSC’s homophobia is coming to light loud and clear. Geeks Out launched their Skip Ender’s Game campaign and the day the trailer came out, Salon released a history of OSC’s anti-gay remarks and doings.

The controversy certainly had people talking:

With the release of the Ender’s Game trailer, people are remembering and once again highlighting OSC’s homophobic rhetoric. So, they’re coming to terms with that… while still kind of wanting to see the movie.

With the release of the Ender’s Game trailer, people are remembering and once again highlighting OSC’s homophobic rhetoric. So, they’re coming to terms with that… while still kind of wanting to see the movie.

I do think it’s important to understand that even though, yes, he’s old and ignorant, and maybe he just doesn’t know any better, OSC is an active crusader against equal rights. He’s not just a quiet bystander who has terrible opinions, he’s acting on those terrible opinions.

That being said, Ender’s Game is an important book in my history as a reader, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way.

We’ve still got a lot of time before the movie comes out, so suffice to say that this isn’t over yet.

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Preeti is a marketing wizard for HarperCollins. She usually spends her time reading a ridiculous amount of Young Adult (for work, she swears!), but is also ready to jump into most fandoms at a moment’s notice. You can follow her on Twitter @runwithskizzers.