We now have word that The Young Turks has repeated the debunked lie, first spotted by us when hateful bigot Jessica Goodman published the lie on Huffington Post. Iadarola (or The Young Turks in general) apparently can’t be bothered with fact-checking, and has no trouble betraying the Young Turks audience by broadcasting fabricated bullshit just to get ratings.
Just to get this clear though: There is no MRA boycott of this film, or any film, John. And Return of Kings is not a Men’s Rights Publication, which you can easily confirm by speaking to its (easily-reached) publisher and editors and verify by just seeing the articles they’ve published mocking MRAs.
Now what’s interesting is that all these people, including John Iadarola, are active on Twitter, and could easily have contacted Aaron Clarey, the publisher of Return of Kings, me, the moderators of the Men’s Rights subreddit, the publishers at Anti-Misandry forums, the people at the National Coalition for Men, Paul Elam, or any of others easily found in the Men’s Rights community, and all would have told them that Return of Kings is no MRA site (they historically make fun of MRAs in fact, although that’s cooled down quite a bit in the last year) and that Aaron speaks for Aaron, not anybody else, and Aaron did was say he hated the movie and he urged people not to see it. Funny thing is, quite a few MRAs saw the movie and liked it and just think he’s wrong.
So ironically, Mr. Iadarola, actual MRAs liked the film while non-MRA Aaron Clarey did not. But you treated us to a prejudiced rant without talking to any of us.
I’d really like to know if and when John Iadarola is going to put up a retraction. An apology would also be classy, but we’ve learned not to expect one.