Ms Marvel Flooded With Bad Reviews In Targeted Troll Attack After Disney+ Premiere
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Ms. Marvel has finally dropped on Disney+ which seems to have angered a lot of people on the internet.
But that doesn't seem to have been enough for some, with angry people taking to iMDB in droves to review bomb the new show.
For those unfamiliar with the term, review bombing is an an internet phenomenon where a TV show, film, or a product is targeted en masse by trolls.
They leave waves of negative reviews in the hopes of driving down its scores on sites like IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes to hurt its chances of success.
The reason for Ms. Marvel’s review bombing is unclear, although many iMDB reviews have brought up the new superhero's gender and heritage.
For the record, she's a girl of Pakistani heritage and is a Muslim.
One user on iMDB wrote: "This girl is loud, annoying, and a wannabe superhero." Because heaven forbid a girl is loud or outspoken.
A second said: "Ugly costume, legs covered, hands covered and long dress. And all because of these stupid traditions."
A third added: "[It has] potential to be the worst show in [the] history of television."
So, as you can see, they've taken aim at her gender, religion, and heritage with a few quick words.
But Ms. Marvel fans aren't taking it lying down. Instead, they're fighting back in the comments section.
One user said: "Stop review bombing this show and go outside."
A second quipped: "Haters gonna hate, but this show looks good so far. Not traditional Marvel, but well done."
A third added: "That was so good. Show is delightful... it's a good Muslim and Pakistani representation in Hollywood."
Kamala Khan is a comic-book obsessed kid who discovers she has powers just like her heroes.
In the show, she can control light, and in the original comic books, she can stretch her body.
That major story detail has been changed presumably because young girls shouldn't have to worry about their size or body shape. Plus, being able to shoot beams of light is freakin' cool.
So, let's just say this: watch the show and decide for yourself. And do try to look past the fact the main character isn't a muscly, blonde, American man.
Ms. Marvel is available to stream now on Disney+.