#FlashbackFriday: Marvel Cinematic Universe has a great fan following all over the world. From 2008-2019, MCU gave a lot of amazing films and most of them went on to be superhits or blockbusters. In 2012 film The Avengers, we witnessed the superheroes Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye coming together for the first time. All thanks to God of Mischief Loki, we got to see the power of these six Avengers together.
No fan can ever forget anything about The Avengers. Whether it was Captain America and Iron Man’s argument, Black Widow’s sharpness or Loki’s deadly mission to rule the Earth, everything makes the film worth a watching, every time. However, the film had landed in a controversy due to a certain dialogue by Tom Hiddleston’s Loki to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.
When the God of Mischief is captured and locked up by the Avengers and SHIELD, Scarlett’s character goes and talks to him to figure out what his intentions are. During their conversation, Loki calls Black Widow a ‘mewling qu*m’. However, if you Google this word, it has a very derogatory meaning and it’s used in an offensive way for women. It was quite a shock to see how director Joss Whedon had used the C-word in a Disney film by actually not saying it in its known form.
But usage of that word in the film didn’t go down well. People started using that scene and that particular word as memes on the internet. As reported by Digital Spy, to avoid the audience getting exposed to this offensive word, a lot of TV channels changed the word to ‘mewling child’ when the film was aired on TV.
Since then, there has always been debate on the internet about the usage of this world. At that time a Reddit user had shared how the dialogue was changed on TV and they were disappointed. But a certain section of people wasn’t happy with the inclusion of such words in a film that even kids watch.
Read the Reddit post below:
That’s our #FlashbackFriday on Marvel controversy today.
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