Dustin Lance Black Slams 'Ender's' Boycott As 'Misguided'

7.15.2013

By Andrew Belonsky

Energy could be spent elsewhere, says Oscar-winning writer.

As Geeks OUT vowed to keep up their boycott of the Ender's Game movie over author Orson Scott Card's anti-gay activism, Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning writer of Milk, took to Facebook over the weekend to criticize the protest as "misguided."

"There's so much good to be done right now. Boycotting a movie made by 99% LGBT equality folks in an LGBT equality industry is a waste of our collective energy," Black wrote Saturday. "Making one phone call to a relative in the South who isn't quite there yet would be 1,000 times more effective [than this boycott."

The Guardian reports that Black later added, "The homophobic novelist who wrote the book hasn't been involved in decades. Misguided boycott."

In case you haven't been following: Geeks OUT launched their Skip Ender's Game boycott over Card's decades-long crusade against LGBT rights. Distributor Lionsgate, a company with pro-gay employment policies, try to staunch criticism by announcing an equality-minded benefit, but Geeks OUT wasn't interested.

UPDATE: Black has since deleted the post in question.

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