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Anthony Mackie's Response to Sam & Bucky Romance Rumors Is Facing Backlash on Twitter

Anthony Mackie's Response to Sam & Bucky Romance Rumors Is Facing Backlash on Twitter

Anthony Mackie is currently a trending topic on Twitter because of all the backlash he’s receiving for comments that he made about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

In a new interview, the 42-year-old actor was asked about the friendship between his character Sam Wilson and Sebastian Stan‘s character Bucky Barnes. He also commented on how some fans interpreted the show to have a budding romance between the superheros.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“So many things are twisted and convoluted. There’s so many things that people latch on to with their own devices to make themselves relevant and rational,” Anthony told Variety. “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 guys can be friends, we can hang out, and it was cool. You would always meet your friends at the bar, you know. You can’t do that anymore, because something as pure and beautiful as homosexuality has been exploited by people who are trying to rationalize themselves.”

He continued, “So something that’s always been very important to me is showing a sensitive masculine figure. There’s nothing more masculine than being a superhero and flying around and beating people up. But there’s nothing more sensitive than having emotional conversations and a kindred spirit friendship with someone that you care about and love.”

“Sam and Steve had a relationship where they admired, appreciated and loved each other,” he added. “Bucky and Sam have a relationship where they learn how to accept, appreciate and love each other. You’d call it a bromance, but it’s literally just two guys who have each other’s backs.”

Anthony‘s comments aren’t sitting well with a lot of people on Twitter. You can read comments below.

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