As is the case with several other new Marvel projects, Thor: Love and Thunder is being criticized for its use of LGBTQ themes. While Thor: Love and Thunder has already been banned in China as a result – it appears that one Christian group wants to boycott the film.
This group, known as One Million Moms, has targeted Love and Thunder for what they call “blatant LGBTQ content.” Furthermore, they wrote the following in their online petition available on the OMM website:
“One Million Moms needs your help to make sure as many people as possible are aware that Marvel Studios is pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families in their newest superhero movie,” it begins.
The petition continues to emphasize that the film is “Rated PG-13,” with “many LGBTQ innuendos and an abundance of euphemisms.”
“Rated PG-13, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ includes many LGBTQ innuendos and an abundance of euphemisms, but a few scenes are not downplayed at all.”
They also managed to reference all of these innuendos and euphemisms as the following:
“The alien character named Korg mentions having two dads, and he has hand sex with another member of his species.”
“The bisexual goddess, King Valkyrie, kisses another woman’s hand to show interest.”
Furthermore, they also included “an Asgardian kid” that prefers using a “gender-neutral name” and a “gag” featuring “gay romantic tension between Thor and Star-Lord.”
“An Asgardian kid insists on going by a gender-neutral name.”
“And the gay romantic tension between Thor and Star-Lord is apparent but played off as a gag.”
They’ve attempted to boycott past Disney films for such reasons as well. Of course, the company has so far showed no signs of slowing their LGBTQ representation, even with other countries banning these films as well. As such, it seems safe to say that this latest petition from One Million Moms and their attempt to boycott Thor: Love and Thunder won’t make much of a difference. With that said, we’ll just have to wait and see if Disney will end up having any kind of response to these statements.
Taika Waititi directed Thor: Love and Thunder from a script he wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Thor: Love and Thunder has a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale. The film also features Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum, and Vin Diesel.
Fans can currently see Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more updates on the newly-released Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster as we have them.