(RightWingAmericans.Com)- Marvel Comics, the legendary comic book brand responsible for Spider Man and Iron Man, has done the seemingly impossible and turned far-left talking points into…superheroes.
The comic book company announced a new line up of characters for the “New Warriors” comic book franchise, whose names are “Snowflake” and “Safespace.” The term “snowflake” is a derogatory term for far-left activists who think they are special when, in reality, they are hipster conformists. The phrase “safe space” is used by snowflakes to refer to an area where they cannot be criticized or offended.
Who on earth thought these would make good comic book characters?
The launch was announced on the Marvel website, including a lineup of many other characters in the New Warriors universe. This isn’t a new story, either. New Warriors has been around since the 90s and has typically focused on young characters. You won’t see the usual Marvel superheroes in these books, but they’re no less significant than the major characters you might see on TV.
The move was an explicit attempt from Marvel to mock conservatives and even liberals who criticize social justice warriors, but it hasn’t gone so well. Twitter’s response has been overwhelmingly bad!
In a press release, Marvel described the Safespace character as a “big, burly, sort of stereotypical jock. He can create forcefields, but he can only trigger them if he’s protecting somebody else.”
Oh, give me a break!
“Snowflake is non-binary and goes by “they/them” and has the power to generate individual crystalized snowflake-shaped shurikens.”
How many stereotypical jocks do you know that go by the PLURAL “they/them” pronouns?
Marvel also explained that the “connotations of the word ‘snowflake’ in our culture right now are something fragile, and this is a character who is turning it into something sharp.”
Snowflake, however, has “more offensive power” Marvel claims. Safespace, however, “is the person who has the more defensive power.”
“The idea is that they would mirror each other and complement each other,” they claimed.”
I don’t know about you, but I think it sounds awful.
Incredibly, even the social justice warriors think it’s terrible. CBR.com, a comic book review and news website explained how the characters are “too much on the nose.”
“Terms like “safe space” and “snowflake” are often thrown around as insults online, yet here we have two characters who embrace the names ironically. This isn’t uncommon — slurs and insults are reclaimed by minorities frequently — but it seems aggressively forced here,” the site added.
There’s no pleasing them!