Anthony Mackie is confronting backlash from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier fans over some new remarks about Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes’ relationship. Numerous viewers took to social media to call attention to the romantic tension between the two characters during the show’s run. This additionally prompted allegations of “queerbaiting,” which Dictionary.com characterizes as “the act of inferring non-hetero relationships or fascination (in a TV show, for instance) to draw in or draw in a LGBTQ crowd or otherwise create interest without at any point really portraying such relationships or sexual associations.”
Anthony Mackie Confronts Angry Marvel Fans
Movieweb reports that Mackie as of late said something regarding the subject, and his words appear to have caused more frustration among fans than they have made a difference. “Such countless things are bent and tangled. There’s such countless things that individuals lock on to with their own gadgets to make themselves important and judicious,” Mackie said. “The possibility of two people being friends and loving each other in 2021 is an issue due to the abuse of homosexuality.” The Marvel actor proceeded to say, “It used to be folks can be friends, we can hang out, and it was cool. You would consistently meet your friends at the bar, you know. You can’t do that any longer since something as unadulterated and excellent as homosexuality has been misused by individuals who are attempting to excuse themselves.”
Notwithstanding his comments about the friendship among Sam and Bucky (played by Sebastian Stan), Wilson likewise made some eye-raising comments about “manliness” in comic book motion pictures. “So something that is constantly been vital to me is showing a sensitive masculine figure,” he said. “There’s nothing more masculine than being a hero and zooming around and pounding individuals. However, there’s nothing more sensitive than having emotional conversations and a close ally friendship with somebody that you care about and love.” Fans of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier have been taking to social media to communicate their sentiments on Mackie’s comments, and a significant number of them are unsettled. “If it’s not too much trouble, quit getting some information about gay delivery in 2021,” one individual tweeted. “I would like to be blithely unconscious that Anthony Mackie is so awkward with strange readings of his character that he figures he can’t hang out at a bar with his man friends.”
Another Twitter client added, “I get the point Anthony Mackie was attempting to make, however he unquestionably should’ve phrased it better. It’s absolutely not off-base for gay individuals to wish to see portrayal on the big screen on the planet’s greatest establishment. Likewise [I don’t know] why he contrasted being a Superhero with being masculine.” At this time, Mackie nor Stan have not seemed to have tended to the backlash as of now.
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