Twitter Responds Perfectly After Marvel Editor-In-Chief Exposed For Posing As Asian

Entertainment By Garry Polmateer |

After news broke that Marvel’s new editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski, had posed as a Japanese comic book writer for a year, Twitter decided to use its powers for good. 

People shared their favorite Asian writers through the hashtag #ActualAsianComicBookWriters, started by activist Mark Tseng-Putterman.

The social media campaign was an effort to spotlight some true Asian trailblazers, rather than solely focus on Cebulski, a white man many accused of appropriating and profiting off of Asian culture. Cebulski acknowledged writing under the pseudonym Akira Yoshida in the early-2000s. “It wasn’t transparent, but it taught me a lot about writing, communication and pressure,” he said in a statement that called the issue “all old news.”  

There were strong #ActualAsianComicBookWriters recommendations, from 2016 MacArthur fellow Gene Luen Yang to Marjorie Liu. And after reading through them, you might feel compelled to support real Asian talent as opposed to … you know. 

Check out tweets from #ActualAsianComicBookWriters below. 

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