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.
“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.”