The staff of TMZ Live, the live-chat offshoot of the omnipresent gossip website, seemed honored to be “immortalized” in DC Comics’ Justice League #9 — at least until it began to scrutinize the cameo by managing editor Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudiere. Then the knives (and the juvenile and borderline homophobic humor) came out.
“That’s awesome!” the grating announcer declares after an image from Earth 2 #2 of Alan Scott kissing his boyfriend is “mistakenly” shown and then replaced by the correct panel. “Wait, where’s Harvey and Charles, ’cause all we see is Stevie Wonder and a 12-year-old boy.”
“Can I take a slight issue with the caricature?” Levin asks, leading the announcer to interject, “Hey, at least they got the tightness of his shirt right.” The art critique doesn’t end there, though, as the announcer takes jabs at Latibeaudiere’s claw-like fingers and enormous forehead in the comic.
Watch the video below, preferably with the volume turned way down.
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