One of the things that state prosecutor Thomas Binger used in his argument against Kyle Rittenhouse was the idea of provocation. But one commentator who works with Disney's Marvel Comics didn’t get the memo when he openly called for people to burn down the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
It was last Friday that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers approved 500 of the state’s National Guard troops for deployment. They’ll be on a standby mode as the world awaits the Rittenhouse trial verdict and whatever reaction from the general public will follow.
As of Monday evening, people on Twitter were recommending giving black people the day off at work to process the verdict in a situation where neither the defendant nor the people Kyle Rittenhouse shot were "people of color."
Gauging by the reactions online in the comic book community, it’s unclear what a day off from work would mean.
Up-and-coming Marvel writer Dylan Park deleted the following tweet in his reaction thread about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
"’With a verdict near, Governor Tony Evers said that 500 National Guard members would be prepared for duty in Kenosha if local law enforcement requested them,'" wrote Park, quoting a news article, who then added: "Burn that mfer to the ground."
The death threats and harassment sent to Rittenhouse Judge Bruce Schroeder make assertions that the court official is a KKK member. A tweet by Mr. Park late last week about Schroeder suggested the same.
If you were to visit the actual thread now, you can see that as Dylan Park reacts to the closing statements.
"They mad," Park says under the deleted tweet, likely in reference to people’s reaction to his threat to burn down the city of Kenosha.
It’s beyond this point that Mr. Park responds to the newfound attention. At one point he encourages people to use the N-word with the hard-R.
It’s also not the first time in recent days that Dylan Park lashed out at municipalities. Last Wednesday he threatened to assault Los Angeles County garbage people as punishment for their work ethic.
Dylan Park responds to someone who reacted to his threat against the city of Kenosha.
The irony seemingly lost on Park that he himself was in such a deletion situation minutes earlier.
Dylan Park brings up his military experience in the exchange. A biography listing on The Moth website says: "From 2004-2010, he served as a member of a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Security Forces Squadron that deployed to locations all over the world, including Iraq."
(Dylan Park wrote a chapter for the group’s "Occasional Magic" collaboration novel.)
The military background is what Dylan Park says got him a gig at Marvel. It’s unclear what his exact creative accomplishments are since online he’s taken credit for writing "a couple new characters" and comics.
But more recently Park said he has more content on the way.
Bounding into Comics reported on a dispute back in September in which Dylan Park called critics of Marvel’s Shang-Chi "racist incels," and the site also had difficulty in citing his published work.