Frank Miller Trashes Occupy Movement, Calls Protesters 'Thieves and Rapists'
Comic book legend Frank Miller is not a fan of the Occupy Wall Street movement. While many entertainment figures have expressed their support for the protests, some even visiting the demonstrations, Miller is expressing his own dislike for the protesters.
The creator of the acclaimed Sin City, Dark Knight Returns and 300 graphic novels took to his website to trash the Occupy movement.
“Occupy is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America,” he wrote on his website.
The protests, which began in New York in mid-September, aim to bring awareness to corporate greed and corruption.
“This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find,” added Miller. He goes on to call the protesters “a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.”
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Miller, 54, who wrote the post on Nov. 7, is one of only a few entertainment figures to speak out against the protests. Many, including Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore, have expressed their support of the demonstrations by visiting the base of operations in New York’s Zuccotti Park.
Miller tells the protesters that it’s time for them to go home.
“In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft,” he wrote.
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Miller’s latest work, Holy Terror, hit shelves in September. It was originally conceived as a Batman story and was a response by Miller to the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
Miller ended his note against the Occupy movement with a suggestion that the protesters join the military.
“Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape,” he wrote.