It must be fascinating to be a social justice warrior, enjoying the finest creature comforts as you pursue a useless fine arts degree, paid for by your parents or taxpayers. Yet, you feel kinda left out when it comes to protesting injustice.
With no racial segregation or Vietnam War to protest, progressives search for something, anything, that offends their politically-correct sensibilities. Maybe a Halloween costume or the name of a football team?
So, what’s the latest trivial tempest-in-a-teapot that has them demanding an apology? They’re upset over a movie poster for a fictional film based on a comic book.
20th Century Fox recently issued a grovelling apology for a promotional poster from the latest X-Men flick depicting Mystique being strangled by the villain Apocalypse, after fringe elements claimed the image promoted violence against women.
It’s not like Apocalypse is an ex-CBC radio host and Mystique, a former Trailer Park Boys actress. They’re actors enhanced with a ton of CGI depicting super-powered mutants pretending to fight each other, right?
But that doesn’t matter to SJW's like Kathi Ziolkowski of Toronto who launched an online petition to get the studio to remove the poster because, according to her, that image wasn’t promoting the “right message”. The studio released the following statement in order to appease thin skinned progressives:
“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. Once we realized how insensitive it was, we quickly took steps to remove those materials. We apologize for our actions and would never condone violence against women.”
Progressives fail to understand that no reasonable man looks at an image of a woman being harmed and says, “That looks like fun. I think I’ll slap Sheila around when I get home.” Men who physically abuse women are real-life monsters.
Too bad Mystique didn’t shape-shift into a white male on that poster. Progressives would probably have applauded that imagery. And if 20th Century Fox wants to issue a statement of regret for being offensive, how about an apology for last summer’s release of that stink-bomb known as The Fantastic Four? Now there’s something to really be sorry about...