Queen Ursula (queenursula) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Queen Ursula

Marvel chairman/Trump buddy had Marvel characters appear at Veteran Affairs suicide awareness event

Captain America and Spider-Man appeared at a suicide prevention awareness event with the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the time no one knew what they were doing there.

It turns out it was a result of Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter who Donald Trump had given influence as an advisor over Veterans Affairs. Perlmutter is close friends with Trump and was one of his biggest donors during the 2016 election. Before the event Perlmutter told officials that he had 'arranged' for the superheroes to attend the event. Concerned about the ethics of such a promotion one official wrote to an agency lawyer “Marvel Communications is doing this and we don’t, as far as I know, do business with them."

The event in question:

Perlmutter has denied benefiting from his role as an advisor to Trump. Disney has yet to comment.

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Tags: comic books, donald trump, marvel, politics, spider-man

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