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Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Bans 'Avengers' Comic Over Gay Kiss

Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Bans ‘Avengers’ Comic Over Gay Kiss

Anti-LGBT Rio de Janeiro mayor Marcelo Crivella has announced that the translated edition of the Marvel comic book series Avengers: The Children’s Crusade would be removed from the literary festival Riocentro Bienal do Livro so as to protect the city’s children from what he described as “sexual content for minors.”

The so-called “sexual content”? A one-panel kiss between two male characters, Wiccan and Hulkling, who are in committed relationship. Both characters are clothed in the scene.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Crivella made the announcement on Twitter, in a video where he says, “Books like this need to be wrapped in black sealed plastic with a content warning displayed on the outside.” In ordering the removal of the title, he claims that the city’s authorities are “protecting the minors of our city.” In the text of the tweet itself, he describes the contents of the comic as “content that is unsuitable for minors.”

Crivella’s tweet followed an Instagram post from Rio de Janeiro councilman Alexandre Isquierdo, decrying the book and complaining that it was “spread[ing] homosexuality to CHILDREN!” (Emphasis his.) The sale of the book, he complained, was “an absurd crime.”

Officials at the Riocentro Bienal do Livro festival have refused to comply  with the Crivella ‘order. Turns out the majority of outlets didn’t have the comic in stock in the first place, and the one that did reporting that copies had already sold out two days earlier.

Before being elected mayor the out-spoken and vehemently anti-gay Crivella was a bishop of the controversial Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, which is regarded by some as a “cult” and believes in exorcisms was founded by his uncle, Edir Macedo.

Actor Armie Hammer Calls Out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for Huge Trump Donations

Actor Armie Hammer Calls Out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for Huge Trump Donations

“Call Me By Your Name” actor Armie Hammer has called out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for his huge political donations to Donald Trump.

Hammer tweeted:

Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin.

The tweet comes amid calls to boycott fitness chains SoulCycle and Equinox because the company’s chairman, Stephen Ross, is hosting a fundraiser for Trump on Friday.

Perlmutter and his wife have donated almost $600,000 to Trump’s presidential campaign in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission records. The Perlmutters also regularly donate to other extreme right conservative causes.

Perlmutter became a member of Marvel Comics’ board of directors in April 1993. The executive was serving as vice chairman of Marvel by November 2001, followed by chief executive officer of Marvel Comics in January 2005. Perlmutter remained the CEO of Marvel Entertainment following the company’s acquisition by Disney and to this day serves as chairman.

Avengers 4 Endgame - WATCH: AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME Official Trailer #1 (2019) - Video

WATCH: AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME Official Trailer #1 (2019) – Video

The first trailer for Avengers 4, officially called Avengers: Endgame, has arrived.

Marvel has kept details about Avengers: Endgame under wraps since it began shooting last year, but the trailer does tease a little more of what’s to come in the heroes’ last stand against Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame will be released on April, earlier than expected. It’s preceded by Captain Marvel, and it will be followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home.

 

WATCH the Industrial Light and Magic Oscar Submission Reel – Best Special Effects “The Avengers”

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Calling all Gay Geeks!

Here’s the submission reel from Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) highlighting their work on the superhero comic movie The Avengers for the upcoming Academy Awards.

STUNNING special effects and even a little bit of Chris Hemsworth!

Nerdgasam!

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