DC Comics have launched a highly controversial talent search for artists this week, by asking potential comic artists to send in depictions of popular Batman villainess Harley Quinn attempting suicide.
The competition asks creative types to create four original artistic interpretations based on a script provided by DC. All four challenges involve Harley Quinn attempting to take her own life, but the final picture has caused the most outrage, as it requires a depiction of Harley Quinn naked in a bath tub with a look of resignation on her face.
The response from the comics community has been one of outrage, with the topic trending across social media. Not only is it being seen as an obvious act of misogyny by the comic books giant, but next week sees the annual launch of America’s National Suicide Prevention Week.
Details of the competition can be found here.
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