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X-Men Billboard Outrage, Woman Throttled By Mutant Apocalypse Monster

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A 20th Century Fox promotional poster for X-Men: Apocalypse,  has pissed some people off.

The poster shows Jennifer Lawrence’s character Mystique getting strangled by Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, with the tagline, ‘Only the strong will survive’

The advertisement demeans women and glorifies violence while leaving one bewildered as to the fate of mankind.

X-Men Metro reports:

Many fans on social media have criticized the poster, with actress Rose McGowan also taking to Facebook, saying ‘Fuck this sh*t’ in response to a blog post.

McGowan expanded on her comments in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, highlighting the lack of context in the advert.

‘There is a major problem when the men and women at 20th Century Fox think casual violence against women is the way to market a film,’ she said.

‘There is no context in the ad, just a woman getting strangled. The fact that no one flagged this is offensive and, frankly, stupid.’

She then quoted a friend’s discussion of the poster with his nine-year-old daughter, who asked: ‘Dad, why is that monster man committing violence against a woman?’

The poster has been spotted on various billboards all over Los Angeles and New York.

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  • quest

    The symbolism implied in this poster seems to have been overlooked by most. Your country is going down the drain hole and most are all-right with this! That is, no real uproar at what is going on in the real world of the US, yet a billboard advertising a move (a real world shaking event obviously to many) gets up peoples nose because of what? Women are belittled and it presumably promotes violence against them??!! Really!! No wonder your country is spiritually dead and morally corrupted. How intellectually shallow and childish, and oblivious to the hidden message in plan site that this poster and movie reveals. Goodbye USA!