Despite the fact that it looks like a pretty cool movie, most of the buzz around Ender’s Game revolves around the book’s outspoken author, Orson Scott Card. So what does Card think about an upcoming boycott of the film inspired by his book?
In recent years, Card has come out as an opponent of same-sex marriage — which has led many folks on the other side of that issue to call for boycotts of his work. The latest organized effort, Skip Ender’s Game, has started gaining a bit of steam in the lead-up to the film’s Nov. 1 release date.
Now Card has responded, saying that the recent Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage render the debate “moot.” He also reiterates previous statements that the book, written in 1984, has nothing to do with modern social issues:
“Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984.
With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state.
Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.
Orson Scott Card”
Only time will tell if Card’s statement has any effect on the proposed boycott. Most likely? The damage is done, and it’ll be interesting to see how these boycotts and bad buzz might affect the film’s box-office chances.
What do you think?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)