Entertainment Fox Apologizes, Promises to Remove Sexist "X-Men: Apocalypse" Billboards

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  1. Tim

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    Fox has apologized for a widely reviled series of billboards for X-Men: Apocalypse, which show Apocalypse strangling Mystique.

    Actress Rose McGowan slammed the billboards in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "There is no context in the ad, just a woman getting strangled. The fact that no one flagged this is offensive and frankly, stupid."

    Popular feminist site The Mary Sue also criticized the images saying, "This poster reinforces a narrative that commandeers and reduces women into a position of helplessness through violence."

    "Don’t glamorize violence against women to sell tickets," wrote Salon.

    In a statement to The Wrap this afternoon, Fox promised that the billboards will immediately be taken down, and explained, "In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn't immediately recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form."

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/enter...e-jennifer-lawrence-strangled-fox-apologizes/
     
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    Oh for fuck's sake.

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    In the name of all that is good and holy, could the sane people on the planet once and for all please just stop listening to these reflexively politically correct retards?
     
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    Another reason not to have children. I wish I didn't have so many years left on this planet.
     
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    Isnt it more sexist to protect women like this?

    They are implying that a female super hero couldnt possibly be powerful enough to recover and win.
     
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    Libcucks gonna cuck.
     
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    bitch is walkin around naked
    she's lucky she ain't getting raped
     
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    They really should have talked out their differences instead of resorting to violence. Why can't they make an x man movie like that? It would be a big hit among the shithead crowd.
     
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    Are the things in these movies either men or women? Aren't they supposed to be scientific creations or not of this world?
     
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    What a watershed moment for SJWs everywhere.
    Remember girls: the violence is okay as long as it's not the image of a man choking a woman.

    I know this argument is cliche, but it's true: if this was an image of Mystique knocking the hell out of Apocalypse, nobody would say peep.

    What I'd like to know is how long are living cartoons like Rose McGowan gonna be allowed to patronize actual women - who live in the real world - before they're told "Enough! We're not babies. We'll decide on our own what offends us, individually, as free-thinking, equal beings."

    Honestly, is anything more offensive than Hollywood dictating morality?
     
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    exactly what I thought!
     
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    Mystique is a female.
     
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    They're humans with mutations that give them superpowers. :grad:
     
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    Jeez...
    Just the insanity of this topic. :facepalm:
    There's just no consistency
     
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    I don't think they're taking it down because Rose McGowen said so. I'm guessing they had more than a handful of complaints.

    and no, I was not one of them...
     
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    However, I support their decision to not be dicks and take it down. Could've been a publicity ploy from the beginning though. Who knows?
     
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    I do wonder if this whole thing was intentional. Fox knows this type of advertising will set the Internet ablaze, thus getting them tons of free publicity for the cost of a very temporary billboard.

    Mark my words, more eyes saw that thing thanks to overreaction than any other method.

    Genius, if sinister, marketing, really.
     
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    In that case I am 100% against this disgusting billboard and totally on Rose McGowan's side.
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    The movie is not real
     
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