@zdarsky No one believes for one second that you're actually in Israel right now and that this isn't some elaborate prank. No one.— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) April 5, 2016
Even more eyebrow raising, however, was the following:
@zdarsky Oh, right, you're still "overseas" in "Israel." I "forgot."— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) April 7, 2016
Something pretty fishy about his putting Israel in quotation marks. Was Waid implying he doesn't recognize the validity of Israel? Because if that's what he was doing, he soaked up his reputation a bit more. Zdarksy didn't even seem to try and tell him he was running the gauntlet of embarrassing them, one more sad screw up.
The managers of the store he visited seemed to realize Waid was stooping pretty low, so they said:
Waid may have finally quit his galling little act after this, but signs still remain he's got a viewpoint that's very regrettable. And if that's so, he's only added another head-shaker to his past attitude of the 21st century.