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
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?”
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