We Regret To Inform You That Pissbabies On The Internet Are Mad About ‘Captain Marvel’ Again
This time it's a deleted scene stirring ire.
Over the last few years, Disney, a multi-billion dollar entertainment behemoth, has politicised the act of getting people to see their movies.
Suddenly, watching or not watching say, Captain Marvel, a multi-million dollar movie about a woman who can fly through space and that’s about it, has social value. These superhero movies, big budget spectacles that are as far from revolutionary works made by outsider artists as it is possible to imagine (Captain Marvel was funded in part by the United States Airforce) have suddenly become lightning rods for a whole lotta discussions of gender parity, social equality and racism.
And sure, these are all conversations that we need to have — but Disney is not the company to lead those conversations, and movies for children are not the artform to spearhead it.
Seriously, shout-out to CAPTAIN MARVEL’s seemingly ~endless~ ability to trigger the absolute worst garbage motherfuckers alive
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) May 25, 2019
But only making the situation even more complicated are the obvious dinguses who genuinely do hate movies like Captain Marvel for regressive, sexist reasons, and whose opposition to superhero films starring literally anybody who isn’t a straight white male means that we are forced to talk about Disney properties as though they are gamechanging, status quo challengers.
Case in point: over the weekend, Disney released a deleted scene from Captain Marvel in which the titular Captain steals a dude’s bike after he asks her to smile. The scene is extraordinarily innocuous — almost childlike in the simplicity of its message and the blunt way it handles gender equality.
New deleted scene from Captain Marvel pic.twitter.com/Vpj12eOZ3k
— ؘ (@archiveblarson) May 23, 2019
But, because there are a lot of people out there who can’t stand to see a woman do anything for herself, the clip has generated a degree of online ire from the internet’s most thin-skinned people, led by whinger-in-chief, Ben Shapiro.
Man, it is so empowering to watch a woman with superpowers physically hurt and then threaten to break a man's hand — and steal his motorcycle and jacket because he said something rude to her! So empowering! Empowerment! https://t.co/g0XRPzgd1i
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 24, 2019
Woah I never saw this clip but damn…
Captain Marvel is a villain. She straight hurts and robs a dude because he was a jerk to her. Thats a villain https://t.co/nRmiwKaQmE
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 24, 2019
Marvel has created the worst/most unlikeable HERo ever pic.twitter.com/imxGyFnQSh
— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) May 24, 2019
That's a nice way of saying "scene that was thrown in the garbage." https://t.co/4MPgc23RE0
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 24, 2019
Anyway, let’s all conserve our energy for the next time this happens, when The Lion King movie generates a weird regressive backlash in some corner of the internet and we all have to pretend it’s a nuanced work of great political art rather than another shitty Disney remake.