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Fox Apologizes for 'X-Men' Billboard of Mystique Being Strangled

Fox Apologizes for 'X-Men' Billboard of Mystique Being Strangled

Fox has released a statement to apologize for an X-Men: Apocalypse billboard that shows Jennifer Lawrence‘s character Mystique being strangled by the male title villain.

Rose McGowan publicly slammed the studio for approving the image as promotional material as it shows violence against women.

“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,” the studio told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “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.”

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  • Will

    Good for them. that was really quick, violence against women is a growing problem so it’s the right thing regardless of what men’s rights dipsticks think no one listens to them anyway.

  • Arx

    Thats ridiculous!! How are women supposed to be treated equally when female characters are treated differently in film.

  • mafragias

    this is bs. they shouldn’t have taken down the billboard. this isn’t violence against a woman, this is violence against a mutant. Let’s all be now against Mutantophobia

  • kelly

    But if it was a man strangling a man or a woman strangling a woman it would be okay? This is ridiculous. Fox has nothing to apologize for. Not EVERYTHING is sexism. It was villain strangling hero.

  • Ash

    There’s no use trying to explain it to clueless sjw like this moron. I was about to reply to him as well but I realized sjws are hopelessly ignorant. Lost cause to say the least.

  • Roscoe

    “We would never condone violence against women.” Does that mean they will cut scenes of her getting manhandled out of the movie? I would love to see how far this insanity goes.

  • Anna

    UUUUUUUGGGHHHHHH. Have some backbone Fox. Come’on. I’m just as much a feminist as the next woman, but this is really stretching it.

  • Snapdragon

    MADNESS. “Upsetting?!” “Insensitive?!” Would you condone violence against men, Fox?!? Revoke this absurd, pathetic apology!
    We can’t have equality where it’s good to show females kicking butt, but unacceptable to show them getting their butts kicked. -_- I’m a female, and I don’t want this special treatment and coddling.

  • AK

    im a woman and sometimes i can’t understand women :/ i mean really ?

  • Kund Malir

    This woman needs to get a life.. Its an advertisement for an XMEN movie. Gender is not important here. Of course left wing bleeding hearts take it the wrong way. They live in la la land.

  • onlygameonline

    Wow. So we are going to assume we know what gender Apocalypse and Mystique identify as? This can be two women, two men, or something else. Wait and see what bathroom they use before you start assuming the gender, primitives.

  • Yolo Celebs

    Female are totally equal now day they all can do what they like and everyone gotta admit they do get equal treatment everywhere and they all live it up even moms Yolo style and they do deserve it!