The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was the second major premiere of the year of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the streaming service Disney+, where we had as protagonist Anthony Mackie como Sam Wilson, who in the end we see how he becomes the new Captain America. There we also saw his friendly relationship with Bucky Barnes Y many imagined a romance between them. To clear the doubts, the actor gave his point of view with a controversial phrase. Will Disney take action on the matter?
This started to emerge when Kari Skogland, director of the program, spoke of the sexuality of the character played by Sebastian Stan and made reference to an alleged infatuation with Steve Rogers: “It’s really love, right? They love each other, in the end. They don’t love each other at first, but they come to a friendly place where they love each other.”, he clarified.
Faced with this question, fans began to circulate rumors and theories that indicated that Sam and Bucky had a secret affair. Mackie was asked about this in a conversation with Variety and said: “There are so many twisted and complicated things. There are so many things that people hold onto with their own devices to make themselves relevant.”.
Then he left a phrase that generated controversy: “The idea of two guys being friends and loving each other in 2021 is a problem because of the exploitation of homosexuality. It used to be that guys could be friends, we could hang out and it was great. Something as pure and beautiful as homosexuality has been exploited by people who are trying to rationalize themselves “.
Many understood these words as a critique of discrimination suffered throughout history, while others believe he gave a retrograde look and began to ask for its cancellation. Disney is a company that does not tolerate misplaced comments or messages, so they can take action on the matter with Anthony, just as it happened with Gina Carano a few months ago.
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