Los Eternos star Kumail Nanjiani responds to criticism for LGBTQ + content in new Marvel Studios movie
In a Tweet (already deleted), the star of The Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo) has responded to homophobic IMDB users criticizing the film for the inclusion of LGBTQ + characters.
Marvel Studios will introduce the first prominent and openly gay character in the MCU, and this hasn’t sat down very well with some people. In the movie, it is revealed that Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) settled with a family in the suburbs, and is seen sharing a kiss with her husband before leaving to join the team. Even though the film has yet to hit theaters, the mere mention of some LQBTQ + content was enough to get hundreds of one-star reviews on IMDB.
Kumail Nanjiani can’t help but respond to criticism
This tactic of “Review blitz” It has been employed numerous times in the past, but it does not seem to have bothered Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo) too much, who said in a Tweet that he later deleted from the social network “It seems that we are bothering the right people” and remembered the date of the premiere of the film.
It is a pity that Nanjiani felt the need to eliminate this message, which may have something to do with the upper echelons at Marvel Studios or Disney.
Marvel Studios has been criticized for not being inclusive in the past, but having seen The Eternals, Chloe Zhao can be said to have gone the extra mile to highlight an LGBTQ + relationship. A part that does not feel forced or shoehorn as we have seen in other films that seem to want to fill their inclusion quota at all costs.
What do you think of all this controversy?