Rose McGowan Objects Against Fox’s X-Men Apocalypse Billboard

Posted: Jun 4 2016, 5:12am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Rose McGowan Objects Against Fox’s X-Men Apocalypse Billboard
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  • Rose McGowan Objects Against Fox’s X-Men Apocalypse Billboard

Rose McGowan protests against the causal violence depiction in the X-Men Apocalypse billboard poster. However, Fox apologizes for that L.A. billboard which shows Jennifer Lawrence being strangled.

It was one of the most iconic scenes in the latest movie in X-Men Apocalypse. The movie that topped the box office the previous weekend saw the mutant putting up a fight against the super mutant Apocalypse played by Oscar Issac.

Mystique played by Jennifer Lawrence heads the attack against the character. In a last ditch effort to stop him, she comes too close.

Apocalypse has her in a death hold to lure out The Professor because she means so much to him. Keeping all that emotion aside, Fox picked the image of Apocalypse strangling Mystique on the bill board advertisement. 

Little did they realize that it would garner a heavy response from the former actress Rose McGowan. In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter she said that Fox had taken the depiction of violence against women lightly.

She said that the people at Fox thinks that it is a good way to market the movie. She said that she would like to ask the ‘geniuses’ behind the idea about their contribution to the society.

She said that if it had been a black man being strangled by a white man, or a gay male being strangled by a hetero?

Non one objects if a man is subjugating a woman to violence. She addressed Fox by saying that since they had no female director on their slate. She said that the least they could do was take down the ad. 

Fox was quick to respond and said in a statement to THR that in their enthusiasm to show the villainy of Apocalypse, they had not paid attention.

The statement continued to explain that they didn’t recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form. They said that as soon as they realized the insensitivity of the content, they took it down. They also apologized for their actions. They also made it clear that they did not support violence against women. 

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