Looking at what I said again, the use of the phrase "crappy art" in my first post was a tad insensitive, given the nature of the news.
I'm not going to edit it, because I'd rather people think I'm an ass who at least can admit it, than try and pretend I never said it in the first place.
I've never met, worked with or employed Michael Turner, so his passing isn't going to affect me emotionally, professionally or financially. The only effect I'll notice is a lack of his artwork where comics are sold - I didn't like his art when he was alive, and his being dead doesn't change that.
So, I'm apologizing for how I said something, but not for what I said. The sentiment still stands
If people want to call me tactless or insensitive, that's their prerogative. But I won't be a hypocrite.
Incidentally, the Board rule about "tact being the order of the day" is meant for member-to-member communication. If we all had to mind our Ps and Qs when discussing everything, then a good part of this section (and about 50% of the Movie section) would no longer exist.