UPDATE: DC Comics Will Allow Logo on Statue for Murdered Boy
Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 02:39 PM CDT
UPDATE: Jeffrey Baldwin statue will get its Superman shield
DC Entertainment reverses decision that denied permission to use
superhero logo on memorial to Toronto murder victim.
DC Entertainment on Wednesday reversed its initial refusal to allow the iconic ‘S’ shield to be used on a statue currently being designed of the 5-year-old Toronto murder victim dressed as the superhero.
The comic book publisher’s change of heart came after media reports and public backlash.
Jeffrey Baldwin dreamed of flying just like Superman, but the Toronto boy's lofty wish was cut short by his grandparents, who starved him to death. And now even in death, Jeffrey won't get his way.
DC Entertainment is reportedly blocking an effort to allow the iconic logo to adorn a memorial statue of the 5-year-old boy that's currently under construction. Todd Boyce, an Ottawa father moved by Jeffrey's death, raised money for the monument and recruited Ontario artist Ruth Abernathy to design it, The Canadian Press reports.
"He wanted to fly," the boy's father, Richard Baldwin, testified during a coroner's inquest last year. "He tried jumping off the chair. We had to make him stop. He dressed up [as Superman] for Halloween one year ... He was so excited. I have that picture at home hanging on my wall. He was our little Man of Steel."
But DC Entertainment, home to the comic book hero and several others, has grounded that wish, telling Boyce they didn't want the character connected in any way to child abuse.
(Source FOX Nation)