🕷️”Spider-Shocker: Web of Controversy Unravels as Trans Flag Trips ‘Spider-Verse’ in the UAE”🏳️⚧️
TL;DR: UAE and its gang of Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, put the kibosh on “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” The reason? A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it trans flag. The ban’s sparked an uproar faster than Spidey can spin a web. 🚫🎬🌍
The spider-senses of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) censorship board were tingling alright, but it seems like they might have tangled themselves in their own web of controversy. Yes folks, this is not a drill – the UAE has banned “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the hotly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
What’s got their spandex in a twist? A trans flag that made a cameo in the animated flick. But the flag wasn’t even in the lead role – it was more of a bit part, showing up briefly in just one scene. So why such a big fuss?
And it’s not just the UAE. The Gulf buddies – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain – have all followed suit, dropping the film like a radioactive spider. Spidey was all set to swing into UAE cinemas on June 22, right in time for the Eid Al-Adha holiday, but now? Not so much. 🏳️⚧️🕷️⚖️
Remember when Sony Pictures advertised this as the “biggest, boldest and most Spider-packed movie yet?” Well, it seems some places aren’t quite ready for the ‘most’. They’re cool with the multi-verse, the different versions of Spider-Man, even a talking pig Spider-Ham – but a trans flag? Whoa, hold up! 🎞️🐖🏳️⚧️
And it’s not like Spider-Man is new to controversy – remember that uproar over the Sam Raimi vs. Marvel Studios tussle? But this? This is a new level of tangled web.
Now, let’s not forget – a movie’s a form of art, and art’s meant to reflect society, right? So why is a section of society being censored out in this case?
Trans people exist everywhere, in every corner of the globe, and in every universe – yes, even the Spider-Verse. So isn’t it about time we started acknowledging that? Is it so controversial to show a flag representing a group that is a part of our global society?🌍🏳️⚧️🎬
We at Turnt Up News don’t have all the answers. We’re just here to keep you in the loop, one wild news story at a time.
So, what do you think about this ban? Is it a web of censorship, or is Spider-Man better off sticking to crime-fighting and not social issues? And what about the other countries – should they follow suit or swing their own way? 🤔🕸️🕷️
Remember, we’re not telling you what to think or believe – just asking the questions that need to be asked. As always, the power to decide is yours! Let’s get the conversation swinging, shall we? 🗨️🕸️🕷️