Dustin Lance Black Slams 'Ender's' Boycott As 'Misguided'
By Andrew Belonsky
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.