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Old 04-15-2017, 12:54 PM
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Marvel Comics Artist Ardian Syaf Blames Offended Jews for Getting Him Fired
6:58 am, April 13, 2017

Shamed Marvel Comics artist Ardian Syaf has blamed oversensitive Jewish people for getting him fired, claiming “when Jews are offended, there is no forgiveness”.

Syaf lost his job following reports that he inserted anti-Semitic and anti-Christian references into the first issue of the publication’s latest X-Men comic.

But the artist has remained unapologetic over his dismissal. In an interview with Indonesian newspaper Jawa Pos, the Jakarta-based artist blamed the Jews for his predicament.

“But, Marvel is owned by Disney. When Jews are offended, there is no forgiveness,” he said in Indonesian [translated by Heat Street].

Despite his statement, the artist insists that he isn’t actually racist. He told the newspaper that he was neither anti-Semitic nor anti-Christian because if he was, he wouldn’t have worked for Marvel.

Syaf inserted references to the country’s on-going political turmoil, which saw massive protests against the Governor of Jakarta for his Chinese ethnicity and his Christian religion.
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