Straight, white, male heroes dominated superhero films and television shows for a very long time. There is a certain segment of fans that can’t tolerate it now that the needle is moving ever-so-slightly to offer heroes who don’t fit into that very familiar box a chance to shine.
Since it was originally revealed, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law by Marvel has been subjected to misogynistic criticism. Fans who want all of their heroes to be motivated by testosterone have wasted time whining about this shift to diversity via social media channels rather than simply choosing to stop watching the show and moving on with their lives.
The show is currently parodying them in return.
In the most recent episode of the program, Tatiana Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, who is featured in a news item about guys moaning online about “changing every superhero into a girl.”
“They took the Hulk’s manhood away, but then they gave it to a woman?” one man records himself demanding.
— malachi (@MCUMarvels) September 1, 2022
Fans who are equally tired of all the trolling found She-nonchalantly Hulk’s mocking callout of this toxic conduct amusing.
— ken (@wandaslizzie) September 1, 2022
Saving this image, so I can reply “This you” to every toxic fan. Imagine the franchise you love, mocking you. Couldn’t be me tho. Y’all stay safe. Body-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody #SheHulk #SheHulkAttorneyAtLaw #JenniferWalters pic.twitter.com/YHy0fsGF7D
— watchwithneebz (@watchwithneebz) September 1, 2022
— amaya 🌟 (@chewiedanvers) September 1, 2022
— Joe (@hzjoe03) September 1, 2022
Although the reality of these comments doesn’t need to be explained to anyone who spends time online, receipts from some of the real social media comments made about She-Hulk were nevertheless pulled and compared to what was on screen.
On the left are real comments that were made on Marvel’s Instagram post when #SheHulk was announced.
On the right are comments from the actual show. pic.twitter.com/qEdAntU7zM
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) September 1, 2022
It seems like Marvel took some inspiration. In 2019 when Marvel announced She-Hulk the comments were spammed with outraged men. Even some of the exact words shown in the video. “So we have a metoo movement now and all the male heroes are gone?” #SheHulk #SheHulkAttorneyAtLaw pic.twitter.com/YQoJGcnAP6
— She-Hulk Updates (@shehuIkupdates) September 1, 2022
— ethan ψ | she-hulk spoilers! (@wandapilots) September 1, 2022
The fact that the same folks are whining about the show’s most ridiculous post-credits sequence, in which Walters twerks with Megan Thee Stallion, only serves to highlight how boring and predictable they are.
People in the replies hate fun and women having fun because if deadpool did this you wouldn't bat an eye.
— J 🔪 (@conniestheo) September 1, 2022
— alias (@itsjustanx) September 1, 2022
— Jenna Anderson (@heyitsjennalynn) September 2, 2022
Imagine just…having fun? These guys aren’t the ones!