Arts and Entertainment Political Correctness

Politically Correct Liberals Spew Anger at the New X-Men Movie for this Ridiculous Reason

X-Men Billboard
Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Violence against women is a national issue, a terrible crime and should never be condoned. On the other hand, violence against blue female mutant comic book characters, especially when conducted by another mutant thought to be an Egyptian God, should not become a national issue.

The billboard above advertised the movie X-Men Apocalypse, and shows the character Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence, being choked by the bad guy named Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. To some, this advertisement is representation of violence against (blue, mutant) women.

The objections to the billboard were expressed publicly, and most vehemently, by Actress Rose McGowan

The fact that no one flagged this is offensive and frankly, stupid. The geniuses behind this, and I use that term lightly, need to to take a long hard look at the mirror and see how they are contributing to society. Imagine if it were a black man being strangled by a white man, or a gay male being strangled by a hetero? The outcry would be enormous. So let’s right this wrong. 20th Century Fox, since you can’t manage to put any women directors on your slate for the next two years, how about you at least replace your ad?”

She continued: “I’ll close with a text my friend sent, a conversation with his daughter. It follows: ‘My daughter and I were just having a deep discussion on the brutality of that hideous X-Men poster yesterday. Her words: ‘Dad, why is that monster man committing violence against a woman?’ This from a 9-year-old. If she can see it, why can’t Fox?”

 

Read the Rest of this Ridiculous Story at the Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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