Newswire: Fox apologizes for those X-Men posters with Jennifer Lawrence getting choked
If you’ve been by a movie theater lately—or taken public transit in a major American city—you’ve probably seen the promotional billboards for the recently released X-Men: Apocalypse. You know the ones: they feature big, widescreen shots of Oscar Isaac, decidedly not in “Star Wars Internet Boyfriend Mode,” grabbing America’s blue-skinned sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, by the throat.
Responses to the campaign—which, again, depicts a giant man physically overpowering and strangling a functionally naked woman—have been outspoken and negative. Among several others, actress Rose McGowan—who made headlines recently with a potentially career-damaging outcry against sexist casting notices—called out 20th Century Fox for approving the imagery, or thinking that “casual violence against women is the way to market a film.”
Someone at Fox apparently agrees, or at least agrees that they want people to stop yelling at them …