Would you be offended if someone put Red Skull as their icon?

#1 Posted by growup (525 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't personally make him my icon since he is a nazi. But would anyone be offended if they saw a fellow comicviner put Red Skull as their icon?
#2 Posted by DahliaDeco (136 posts) - - Show Bio

not necessarily--he is an interesting/iconic character after all. but perhaps it wouldn't be a good sign
#3 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really, Nazis are dead...
Just some crazy Americans that think that being a Nazi is cool.

#4 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Red Skull also reject the Nazi belief system as being "outdated," or some such?

#5 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

It's no different to putting the Joker as your av. He's a serial killer as well.

#6 Posted by Xavier St. Cloud (1924 posts) - - Show Bio

No.
#7 Posted by JediXMan (27924 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a comic book character. This is a comic book website. It wouldn't surprise me nor offend me in the least to see him as an avatar.

#8 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio

Not unless they had a username to accompany it like 'Red Skull Was Right' or worse...

 

He's just a comic character.  I doubt that most real life Nazi's have never heard of him.

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#9 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
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Not unless they had a username to accompany it like 'Red Skull Was Right' or worse...

 

He's just a comic character.  I doubt that most real life Nazi's have never heard of him.

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hahahaha that would be hilarious. I have to make an alt by that name now. it's too funny.
#10 Posted by brc2000 (1680 posts) - - Show Bio

I definitely wouldn't, and I doubt too many people would. Someone like Captain Nazi or Master Man obviously would offend some though.

#11 Posted by SC (11947 posts) - - Show Bio

Extremely offended, since it would mean the poster actively endorses everything the Red Skull stands for and practices. Then again I am offended by all those people who have Galactus avatars for the same reason. Jean Grey, avatars too, after all she killed billions more people that Red Skrull has, and people with Superman avatars. Aliens, don't trust them. 

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#12 Posted by The Sadhu (853 posts) - - Show Bio

not at all
#13 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14026 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
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Not unless they had a username to accompany it like 'Red Skull Was Right' or worse...

 

He's just a comic character.  I doubt that most real life Nazi's have never heard of him.

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QFT
#14 Posted by oldgum (322 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
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Not unless they had a username to accompany it like 'Red Skull Was Right' or worse...

 

He's just a comic character.  I doubt that most real life Nazi's have never heard of him.

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Lol, remind me of Kid Omega with the T-shirt stating "Magneto was right".
#15 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7118 posts) - - Show Bio

I had a Red Skull avatar not too long ago. He is one of my favorite comic book villains.
 
Just because he use to be a Nazi doesn't mean you can't like him. He is an interesting character, and one of Marvels most badass villains.

#16 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope not at all.   
 
The Red Skull is a perfectly evil villain and menace as well as an iconic comic character.  Plus, let's not forget; he's fictional.  Conceivably, any avatar could be considered offensive to someone or some group.   
 
Should we all wring our hands with worry and fret every time we choose an avatar we like?  In general I say no. In this specific case I say no.  It's the Red Skull, not Adolph Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, or some other such actually real vile/evil person. 
 
I think we should reserve our outrage for more important things. 
#17 Posted by papad1992 (6811 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are my reasons:
 
1. He's a comicbook character... made to entertain us!! 
2. I'm Jewish... 
3. Even though the entire concept of having a Nazi based comicbook character as "ur" avatar bugs some people.. it doesn't bother me (much)!! 
4. If the avatar is the first step to more drastic actions, then yeah I'm against it!!  
 
So yeah, there u go!! 
 
Perspective from a fellow Jewish man!!

#18 Posted by MethodMan008 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

Well...  He could be Red Skull from the Ultimate universe, who is not a nazi.

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