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Marvel: they denounce gordofobia in their characters after Black Widow

The premiere of Black Widow he served a week in theaters and Disney+, but still leaves a lot of fabric to cut. Behind the praise and great criticism that the film starring Scarlett Johansson received, hides a controversy that was uncovered in the last hours: they denounce that the film includes gordofobia against the character of Red Guardian and that the trend is repeated in other Marvel productions. What is it about?

The place Screen Rant made a detailed account of the situations where the film use the figure of David Harbor to make fat jokes. Among them, two specific events stood out: the first is that Red Guardian gains weight when he goes to jail as a symbol of his deterioration Y the second is that they gave a pig the same name as the character.

David Harbor as Red Guardian in Black Widow (Disney images)

For the article, these details from the movie signify a discriminatory attack that the MCU repeats after in Avengers: Endgame. On that occasion, Thor suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after failing to stop Thanos from wiping out half the universe. The superhero played by Chris Hemsworth gain weight due to your health problem and, instead of being helped, the tape makes fun of his looks.

Marvel: they denounce gordofobia in their characters after Black Widow

In fact, Hemsworth himself asked that when Thor defeats Thanos he do so with the disease in tow because originally the writers intended to “slim him down” as a symbol of his recovery. For Screen Rant they are all shows that Marvel advanced in inclusion in many places, but still has a lot to improve.

The reality is that the main heroes of the MCU (Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther) are skinny, muscular, or athletic. It is unthinkable to hear jokes about skin color or sexual preference, but it is still common for their productions to contain offensive scripts for being overweight.


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