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'Avengers: Endgame' Directors Said Film Has an "Openly Gay" Character and People Are Divided

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Marvel fans are divided over the recent announcement that a major Avengers character that appeared in Endgame is "openly gay."

Representation is a tough issue to tackle when it comes to popular mediums like film and television. On the one hand, I think it could've been beneficial for me as a kid to see a hero who looked a little bit more like me and had a background similar to mine.

I understand some people could be adversely affected by a lack of representation in cinema, where it could even shape and warp their mentality into thinking that they're somehow "lesser" than the quintessential hero they look nothing like.

But I also get that tacking on "wokeness" as an afterthought to try and garner support from people who feel marginalized is kind of a whack move.