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When you create a super-hero called Foreskin Man, you can safely assume that a little bit of controversy will be flung your way.
The comic’s creator, Matthew Hess, has been accused of anti-Semitism for his caped crusader, who protects vulnerable citizens against male genital mutilation.
Defending his art Hess told SFgate: “We’re not trying to be anti-Semitic. We’re trying to be pro-human rights.”
Foreskin Man battles various monster doctors and crazed Mohels to save infants from losing their ‘penile flesh’ against their will. Issues 1 and 2 can be read at www.Foreskinman.com or check out the dramatic reading of issue 1 in the video box.
The Anti-Defamation League has voiced strong opposition over the comic, stating that it has ‘grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes.’
The idea behind the character seems to stem from a new Californian initiative to ban the circumcision of underage males in some of the state’s cities, with no religious exceptions.
The debate continues online, check out Foreskin Man’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/foreskinman?sk=wall) to join the debate and judge for yourself whether the latest tight wearing hero is Anti-Sematic or pro-human rights.
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