Well, sure, but A) see the rest of that sentence and B) where do we draw that line? How do we know when one error in judgement is an event for which a person deserves to entirely forfeit their career and livelihood? Which is not me in any way suggesting that Syaf doesn't deserve that. Even if his motivation here was somehow innocent or justified, it doesn't really matter; impact trumps intent, people are still entitled to feel offended and angry. And Syaf would have to be extremely naive or misguided (or mean, or stupid) to mount an "I didn't think anyone would be offended" defense. And is this even the first time he's inserted something like this, or just the first time people noticed? Is Syaf an irredeemably terrible person or could he be enlightened and rehabilitated? Does it matter?
I just don't know whether Syaf is a hateful bigot, or a kind of okay person with prejudices he could learn to move past, or a dude who's just been misunderstood or who caused a shitstorm by just being ignorant. Again, though, it doesn't really matter which of those he is, he still did it, it still rightly outraged people, he still has to live with the consequences.
At least this isn't a Rat Queens scenario, where as co-creator I gather Roc Upchurch profits from the existence of the book even if he's not working on it anymore. We don't have to boycott all X-Men titles indefinitely to avoid supporting Syaf. We maybe need a Kirby/Lee discussion but that's a whole other thing!
ETA: also, we don't really know what the consequences for Syaf are at this point. Marvel may have dumped him but for all we know he could be drawing a DC book in six months. So maybe he's hugged up his whole life or maybe he'll get off lightly.
Edited by Maruten, 11 April 2017 - 08:09 PM.