Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man movie has removed a ‘homophobic’ line from the film.
The alteration was reportedly made by ITV2 as it re-broadcasted the movie, which was originally released in 2002.
A Twitter user who goes by the name @paperlanetg noticed the change and wrote: “They removed Peter Parker’s homophobia.”
See the reaction to the ‘homophobic’ line being cut below…
In the original movie, Parker says to his opponent Bone Saw (played by Randy Savage): “That’s a cute outfit, did your husband give it to you?”
However, in the re-broadcast version, the second half of the sentence has been cut and he instead just says: “That’s a cute outfit.”
Over on Twitter, users were divided over the change.
One wrote: “People really think that the line ‘That’s a cute outfit, did your husband give it to you?’ in the 2002 Spider-Man is ‘homophobic’.
“My response is, ‘I missed the part where that’s my problem’. Those people need to grow up and stop being a pansy over jokes from 20 years ago.”
“Spider-Man isn’t homophobic,” said a second. “He was just trying to get under the testosterone pumping dude with chicks all around him, and it clearly worked. But people are too stupid to see that.”
THEY REMOVED PETER PARKER’S HOMOPHOBIA pic.twitter.com/QmbFabVpc7
— PaperPlane (@PaperPlaneTF) April 23, 2022
A third chimed in: “That’s not a homophobic line. He is taunting the toxic masculinity persona by commenting on something that he thinks would make him angry.
“Because Spider-Man knows how stupidly toxic that wrestler is. Spider-Man is and always will be a champion of the oppressed. Stop the nonsense.”
However, others welcomed the change, saying: “Probably for the better. It always left me with a bad taste in my mouth that spiderman was a bit homophobic.”
Another added: “Not all of the commenters being blatantly homophobic. I bet y’all didn’t even know Spider-Man said that before this tweet was posted. How does this change ruin the movie?”
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