Brie Larson Updates Male Superheroes After Captain Marvel Fans Tell Her To Smile
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The official trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie finally dropped on Tuesday after months of anticipation.
While many were delighted to see Brie Larson kicking some serious arse as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, a handful of the comic book franchise's fans felt the need to ruin the fun by chiming in with some unwelcome comments.
A number of fans were weirdly fixated on the fact that Brie doesn't smile all that much in the promotional material - er, maybe because her character's too busy using her superpowers to save the world? They even went as far as to say her performance seemed 'stiff and wooden' because of it.
As Vice's Nicole Clark pointed out, telling women to smile more is widely regarded as a common form of female objectification, suggesting women's emotions have to be controlled and that they're only there for the pleasure of others.
But fans didn't stop at merely telling Brie to cheer up - the comments peaked when one Twitter user even Photoshopped a giant smile onto a load of screenshots from the trailer.
Because that's not weird and creepy at all:
Fighting back for all those who have been victims of sexist abuse, Brie zipped through the Twitterverse to give the commenters a taste of something they don't appear to be all that familiar with - perspective.
In response, the actress posted an Instagram story that featured Marvel movie posters with smiles Photoshopped onto the male characters, hilariously skewering the hypocrisy of the comments she'd received.
Quite frankly the pics all look... well, weird, and it just goes to show how dumb it is to expect a female character to look the same:
A number of supportive fans decided to mock up their own creepy superhero smile snaps to help Brie take down these chumps (and have a good old chuckle while they're at it), even getting a bunch of faces from the DC Cinematic Universe involved.
Get a load of these pearly whites:
Point well made. Captain Marvel's got the fate of the universe on her hands - she ain't got time to be worrying about holding a smile while she's at it.