DC Entertainment Blocks Superman Logo on Statue of Murdered Canadian Boy

Posted by at 5:11 pm on July 7, 2014

Jeffrey Baldwin

Before he died of starvation at the hands of his grandparents, Jeffrey Baldwin dreamed of being just like Superman. Sadly, his dream won’t come true!

DC Entertainment has refused to allow the Superman logo to be included on a memorial statue of the 5-year-old murder victim

The request to the comic books publisher had been made by Todd Boyce, an Ottawa father who did not know the Baldwin family. Boyce was so moved by the testimony at the coroner’s inquest into Jeffrey’s death last year that he started an online fundraising campaign for the monument.

DC’s senior vice-president of business and legal affairs, Amy Genkins, told Boyce in an email that “for a variety of legal reasons, we are not able to accede to the request, nor many other incredibly worthy projects that come to our attention.”

“Basically they didn’t want to have the character of Superman associated with child abuse. They weren’t comfortable with that,” Boyce said.

ToT has sent a request to DC for comment.

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