Top MARVEL Artist Pledges Not To Visit U.S. States That Voted for Trump

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Champions artist Humberto Ramos has stated in a Facebook post that, following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, he will no longer visit or appear at conventions in states whose electoral college votes went to Trump.

Ramos, a native and resident of Mexico, explained in his lengthy statement that while he respects the rights of Americans to hold their own opinions and doesn't necessarily disagree with all Republican policies, Trump's comments on the campaign trail about Mexicans and Mexican immigrants have made him feel unwelcome among Trump's supporters.

"After witnessing the USA election I will be respectful of the decision taken and I will keep respecting your country, your people and your laws, but also and above all I respect myself and my country and I don't take for granted Mr. Trump's speech and the people to hear it and embrace it, I know when I'm not welcome and I won't expose myself to be offended or mistreated, there is no need," said Ramos. "So I want to communicate that four al least the next 4 years I decide not to attend to any conventions that take place in the red states, those states who voted for Mr. Trump, those states where I am clearly not welcome."

There are 29 states that Ramos will no longer visit according to these terms, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Lousiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virgina, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

"For the fans. I ask your understanding and support. Hey, we can meet in many shows across your beautiful country but please understand I can't go to a house I'm not being invited, the vote clearly says that."

Trump campaigned on promises of building a wall between Mexico and the United States, and on some occassions even said that the U.S. would push Mexico to fund the wall. In his speech announcing his candidacy for president, he controversially referred to Mexicans emigrating to the United States as "rapists" and "criminals" that bring drugs into the country. Trump asserted that Mexico does not "send us their best" citizens, though he did concede that "some, I assume, are good people."
 
He later clarified his comments to CNN during an appearance on State of the Union, saying "You have people coming in - and I'm not just saying Mexicans - I'm talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they're coming into this country." Trump further asserted during the first Republican Primary debate that Mexico intentionally sends criminals to the U.S., saying "They send the bad ones over because they don't want to pay for them. They don't want to take care of them."
 
Ramos is currently the ongoing artist of Marvel's Champions, the flagship title of the "Marvel NOW!" era.
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