Think about all the issues in the world right now, such as war, famine, radical inequality, and a looming recession. Out of all these concerns, is She-Hulk twerking with Megan Thee Stallion on the latest episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law as important as them? A reasonable person knows the answer here. However, a vocal portion of the Internet feels as if it’s akin to Jennifer Walters dropping a deuce in a public toilet and forcing them to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and supper.
Unfortunately, it’s yet another example of the double standards of the toxic portion of fandom, where certain characters get away with anything while others are lambasted for having a fun moment in a post-credits stinger. It makes one wonder if these supposed “fans” are even fans of the medium in the first place – or if they just want to find something to complain about.
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Tony Stark got away with wetting himself
According to the loudmouths, She-Hulk twerking is simply silly. Well, in case anyone hasn’t noticed yet, that’s the tone of the Disney+ show since it’s all about fun and silliness. She-Hulk as a character shares many similarities with Deadpool, i.e., breaking the fourth wall and embracing the ridiculousness, so a twerk isn’t outside of the realm of what could happen in the comic book pages as well.
But why aren’t these same people criticising Iron Man 2 for the scene when Tony Stark got drunk and relieved himself in his suit? Instead, it was a case of “Tony being Tony, haha.”
Judging by fandom’s lofty standards, was that scene totally necessary in the film? What did it add to the storyline besides a momentary chuckle? Could the story have worked without it? Again, She-Hulk’s twerk was a post-credits scene, while Tony wetting himself happened in the actual movie.
Dance-offs are hilarious
Remember the climax of Guardians of the Galaxy? It wasn’t a sprawling, epic battle between the Guardians and Ronan the Accuser. Instead, it was a dance-off between Peter Quill and Ronan. A series of dance moves solved the fate of the universe in a major blockbuster that cost over $190 million. Sure, there were a few mutters about it at the time, but there was no giant uproar like there was for She-Hulk twerking.
Many people turned a blind eye to the dance-off since it fit the tone of the movie. But shouldn’t people judge She-Hulk: Attorney of Law the same way?
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The complainers just want a gotcha moment
The reality of what’s happening here is, the complainers are likely not watching She-Hulk: Attorney at Law at all. They made their minds up based on the trailers and decided they didn’t want to watch it, but that won’t stop them from complaining about it. Now, when they see an isolated shot of She-Hulk twerking with Megan Thee Stallion, they can post about it on social media and say, “You see! We told you this show would be terrible.”
Yet, this isn’t the gotcha moment they thought it would be. For the people who have watched the show, they understand the context of it and why it was a light-hearted moment that didn’t take anything away from the episode. For the others, the outrage is nothing more than the toxic portion of fandom putting on their makeup and rallying up the rest of the circus. In other words, just point and laugh as the clowns stumble over each other.