Dickwolves Debacle: Penny Arcade’s Descent into Shittiness
(for those who aren’t aware of the controversy, Debacle Timeline has a great summary.)
Let me preface this by saying I wasn’t offended by the initial comic. Yes, it was tasteless — but Penny Arcade is often tasteless, it’s part of the package. I used to read Penny Arcade back in the day; it was funny, but it just drifted off my blogroll. No big deal.
Melissa McEwan at Shakesville posted about it. I don’t always agree with Melissa McEwan, but just as PA has a right to post tasteless/offensive comics, Shakesville has a right to critique them.
Then the internet EXPLODED.