Less than one week after the gym Equinox and owner Stephen Ross became the subject of boycotts over plans to host a Trump fundraiser, Marvel comics chairman Isaac Perlmutter has become the target of similar criticism.
Perlmutter, who joined the company in 1993, oversees the publication of Marvel comics and donated $2,800 to Trump campaign. Perlmutter also donated half a million dollars to other Republican re-election campaigns. That revelation sparked a massive internet blowback, led by actor Armie Hammer. “Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing,” Hammer tweeted, “it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin.”
Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin.
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) August 9, 2019
Marvel has yet to react to the calls for boycott. As chairman, Perlmutter oversees the publication of comic titles, animation titles and pre-Disney streaming television shows. Reports indicate, following a 2015 shake-up, Perlmutter no longer has creative input to the Marvel Studios films. Perlmutter was allegedly removed from his creative position with Marvel Studios after complaints from Kevin Feige, and after a series of female and African-American executives quit over alleged harassment from Perlmutter.