Those of you who have been watching the new ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are familiar with the group known as The Rising Tide. It appears that someone should have done their homework when it came to story. The fictional hacktivist group on the show, known as The Rising Tide, has a basis in the real world. The major difference being that the real world Rising Tide is an organization dedicated to environmental change and not to outing super-powered beings that the public doesn’t yet know about.
Not sure if it’ll really stand up and we’ll see a re-branding of the group on the tv show, but the real Rising Tide has an online petition asking Disney to stop using their name (and very similarly branded logo).
Quoted from the petition: “”Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is depicting a shadowy cyber-terrorist group called “The Rising Tide” as a threat to national security. They are using the name and strikingly similar logo of actual climate justice group Rising Tide in this depiction. Groups fighting for truth, justice and ecological sanity should not be portrayed as the bad guys on major network television shows.”
A link to the online petition can be found HERE.