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Fox apologizes for billboard showing strangling from 'X-Men'

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Mystique being choked by Apocalypse is "casual violence"? I can't imagine anyone who knows the characters would be offended by this... and if they don't know the characters... it seems quite clear that it is a super-villain against a superhero. A bit pathetic.

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Bryan Singer, the director, was also fired from this movie over rape allegations. His accuser later please "guilty" to making it up. I wish media sources would "think" before pouncing on any article. Fox has no reason to apologize. This is just continued harassment! As far as "Apocalypse"... he does choke people... Darkseid Apocalypse is even worse :)

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Yea seriously. His name is Apocalypse. What do they expect he will do? I wish that they would just leave the feminist agenda out of some things. What's next? Superman can't save a woman because it would be promoting that women are too weak without men and thus oppressing them?! Give us a break already with it.

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No need to apologize because Apocalypse will strangle anyone who gets in his way.

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No need to apologize because Apocalypse will strangle anyone who gets in his way.

Yes, it was a poor choice for an ad, but I think Apocalype is an equal opportunity strangler.

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Of all the scenes from the film they could have chosen, why choose one where a woman is being attacked?

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Of all the scenes from the film they could have chosen, why choose one where a woman is being attacked, BY A MAN? That's terribly offensive to all of those men who don't do that sort of thing and sometimes it's even women who do the attacking. So sexist!

I agree with Farmboy... poor choice for an ad, but all of this talk about it being offensive to women is stupid. Are people still upset that Mystique doesn't wear clothes or has that one passed?

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The question is, would they have a problem with a man being strangled in the movie poster instead? If not, then it's a double standard, and in fact they do not consider women as being equal to men. If she gets strangled in the movie, what's the problem? It's not violence against women, it's a violent scene in a movie in which women are also super heroes engaged in the violence.

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Interesting in above comments how men and women see the world differently. In this case the women are right.

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Apcoa..who?

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Interesting in above comments how men and women see the world differently. In this case the women are right.

Because it's a woman? Ok, I'll have to remember that violence against men is ok.

Violence is violence, no matter who the victim is.

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Headline: Crybaby SJW gets butthurt about any little thing.

More at 5.

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Somehow I can imagine some folks complaining if posters didn't show women in violent situations. Why should it only be men? Equality is complicated.

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Headline: Crybaby SJW gets butthurt about any little thing.

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Are they seriously making more X Men movies..? How many basement dwellers are there in this world?

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How many basement dwellers are there in this world?

Not enough to create the profits that the xmen movies actualy make.

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dcog9065: These days it's only the basement dwellers that don't know about the X-Men.

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Either you can show an act of violence on a film poster (for a violent film, thus giving an accurate idea of what viewers will see) or you can't.

Whether the violence is by a man or a woman, and whether it is being inflicted on a man or a woman, is utterly irrelevant.

This is just more whiny feminists nonsense.

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SJW at full force about a make believe story about make believe people with make believe abilities. Yeah, being choked by an all powerful godlike Egyptian mutant = promotes violence against women. Next saying hello will be considered verbal abuse.

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It is just a movie. If they are so sensitive about degrading women, they should also stop all pageants, stop the bachelor and bachelorette shows.

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smithinjapan: The question is, would they have a problem with a man being strangled in the movie poster instead? If not, then it's a double standard, and in fact they do not consider women as being equal to men. If she gets strangled in the movie, what's the problem? It's not violence against women, it's a violent scene in a movie in which women are also super heroes engaged in the violence.

100% yes.

First, there were complaints that there weren't enough women superheroes - sexism!! OK, so now here's a popular one - great! And she's engaging in superhero activity (fighting)...sexism again!!! So I guess the answer is to make her the superhero that stays home and irons the capes of the other superheroes...? Is that what people are looking for?

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More PC nonsense.

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