‘Spider-Man’ Removes ‘Homophobic’ Line From Film

Spider-Man 'Homophobic' Line: The alteration was made by ITV2 as it re-broadcasted the movie, which was originally released in 2002.
Credit: Sony Pictures

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.”

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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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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.