The Black Widow premiere shot for a week in theaters and Disney +, but still leaves a lot of tissue to cut. Behind the praise and sharp criticism that the film with Scarlett Johansson has received, hides a controversy that has been uncovered in recent hours: they denounce that the film includes gordophobia against the character of Red Guardian and that the trend is repeated in d ‘other Marvel productions. What is it about?

The Place The Screen rant gives a detailed account of the situations where the film used the figure of David Harbor to make big jokes . Among them two specific events stood out: the first is that Red Guardian gains weight when he goes to jail as a symbol of his deterioration Yes the second is that they gave a pig the same name as the character.

David Harbor as Red Guardian
David Harbor as Red Guardian in Black Widow (Disney images)

For the article, those details from the movie signify a discriminatory attack that the MCU repeats after in Avengers: Endgame . On this occasion, Thor suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after failing to stop Thanos from wiping out half the universe. The superhero played by Chris Hemsworth is gaining weight because of your medical condition, and instead of being helped, the tape pokes fun at how he looks.

Marvel: they denounce gordofobia in their characters after Black Widow

In fact, Hemsworth himself has requested that when Thor defeats Thanos, he does so with the disease, as the writers originally intended to “lose weight” as a symbol of his recovery . For Screen Rant, these are all shows that Marvel has made progress in including in many places, but still has a lot to improve on .

The reality is that the main heroes of the MCU (Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther) are lean, muscular, or athletic . It is unthinkable to hear jokes about skin color or sexual preferences, but it is still common for their productions to contain offensive scripts for being overweight.

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