Recently, I got word that Actress Rose McGowan has raised a big stink about FOX’s Billboards promoting the highly anticipated reboot, X-Men Apocalypse. In the ad, there’s an ominous but terrifying picture of the titular subtitled character, Apocalypse choking the Shit out of Mystique played by Jennifer Lawrence.
While many thought nothing of it, McGowan along with a few other other protesters mostly from social media, found it very offensive yo the extent of the ad encouraging violence against Women. Thus resulting in strong-arming FOX’s marketing division to remove the billboard ads.
On top of that, they had offered a sincere apology to Miss McGowan and Women in general.
“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?”
This is weird coming from FOX who also owns FOX News that mostly consist of bullies and trolls. Yet claim to be “Fair and Balanced”.
To some, this may be a victory for feminism, but underneath it all, its just two Comicbook characters fighting it out and said poster depicts Apocalypse as evil and menacing, which by all intents and purposes, his portrayal is well defined because he is evil and menacing.
Obviously Rose, the pseudo social justice warrior picked an easy target which is FOX media and if she really wishes to improve the status of Women for the better, why dont she fund shelters or programs for battered and abused Women? Or finance Women’s self defense and rape survivor programs? Why don’t she go after that Rapist Pig Brock Peters to the extent that he would never harm another woman again? *Crickets chirping* I thought so. She can’t compare her cause to Blacks who have endured far more hardship than Women throughout history because at the end of the day, McGowan is still considered “privileged”. Ergo, I take offense of her using Blacks being “strangled by a white man”. Her “going there” was a desperate attempt at getting her point across if not a
Strawman er, “Strawoman’s” argument.
Unless I’m proven wrong, her crusade is just another example of unjustified town crying if not Sour grapes because she was never considered for any Superhero film which is ranking billions, that practically every actor wants a slice of that Marvel/DC pie!
In Layman’s terms, she’s full of shit just like Jada Pinkett-Smith who bitched and moaned about “Oscars being so White” although it may be true to an extent since last year’s nominees lacked diversification, her ulterior motive stemmed from hubby “Bill Willy Style” not receiving a nom for the docudrama-Concussion. I have seen the film personally and truth be told, it was as if Will has phoned in his performance. While Dicaprio’s acting in the Relevant was nothing short of excellent.
If the Smiths are concerned about Black being snubbed by Hollywood, why not help to create a Black Hollywood, run by writers, directors and producers of color? They have the money and the means but instead, those fucking fakes are living lavishly at the end of the day.
Say what you will about Tyler Perry and I often have, but at least his company has hired a copious amount of Blacks actors, writers and so forth. Will and Jada, put your money where your big mouth is!
And the needless bitching doesn’t end there, as once again Videogames are used as a means for being the political scapegoat. In the hugely successful first person shooter Overwatch, feminists have complained about the image of a female character-Tracer who is found to be objectified due to her posing in what appears to be a tight fitting outfit. So now Women in Videogames cannot exude their sexuality?? Game Manufacturer Blizzard removed Tracer’s “Assets”soon afterward
The senseless attack on the media is another example of Political Correctness gone too far off the deep end. Its so bad that it spills into the workforce where complimenting a Female coworker sans sexual innuendo may get you written up or even terminated as it can be mistaken as a form of Sexual Harassment.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for Female empowerment- I support equal pay, mutual respect and higher positions within the workforce and political positions. I want my Goddaughter to have as much rights and privileges as her male counterparts when she grows up. That’s one of the reasons why I did vote for Hilary Clinton during the primaries. Although I’m not a big fan of hers, she’s a far better alternative when compared to the pompous dickbag that is Donald Trump.
Women have served and still do within the armed forces and have more than done their part when serving their country but as with real combat, you can expect Female protagonists to be injured or even killed in fictional scenarios that occur in comic based films. Are Movies and other forms of literature that display Women being exposed to acts of violence are to be removed or even censored these days? There goes Female empowerment films such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, Kill Bill and Bitch Slap. LOL
I think that these so called “radicals: need to focus on more crucial issues instead of frivolously attacking Pop Culture mediums.
Rose should keep her opinions out of the spotlight especially since she’s not the patriarch of true feminism just another attention whore. That’s right, I went there!