have come under fire this week for apparently removing the Lives Matter logo from a Spider- book cover.
The change occurred over a year ago, but that hasn’t stopped Twitter from pointing it out and speculating why made the change.
BLM logo removed from Spider- cover by
The logo first appeared in an issue of Miles Morales: Spider- #9 where the hero can be seen swinging through , where he passes a streetlight baring the famous logo. This image was shown as a preview on artist Patrick O’Keefe’s Twitter page ahead of the book’s release.
However, when the book was released on August 14, 2019, the Lives Matter logo was suspiciously absent. Check it out:
Miles Morales and the connection
Lately, fans have looked to the company for wider diversity that represents all creeds and colors, including the . 2020 has seen a surge in the c and the fight against through the Lives Matter protests.
Seeing racial diversity in the pages of ok, maybe the second most famous after ) can be a too. books is more important to fans now than ever, and Miles Morales is at the center of it all. Miles allows to see that the world’s most famous superhero (
activists find particularly important in regard to , as historically its have been vastly made up of .
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) June 6, 2020
Why did remove the Lives Matter logo?
In light of all this, it’s confusing for many to see company so intent on pushing diversity and inclusion to remove a logo so closely associated with fighting . remove the logo. Some have pointed out that it is odd for a
These Twitter users have their thoughts about why the logo may have been removed;
Because they don't want people to complain that it's "too political"
— butter boy (@scary_avocado) August 10, 2020
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.