Twitter is no longer a new social platform for discussions. But even now, when it comes to pressing social problems, it is impossible to ignore the local comments. Here and Marvel had to draw certain conclusions.

Super heroes in comics are superhumans first of all. How else to show their superiority on the paper when there is a minimum number of words. Of course it is through the picture. Here are muscles of Spider-Man in tight clothes and Luke Cage’s clothing is vomiting due to his strength. What can be said about the female images that are not so easy to mess up, they are marvelous too, but it is also possible. For example, sexualize them so that even biology will not understand.

 

Ooops

Incidents happen even with such a brand like Marvel. Because of public discontent unfolded in the network twitter about the new comic book cover, they had to replace it. Riri Williams, a.k.a. Ironheart, was too sexualized.  Meanwhile she is 15 year old black girl genius, protégé of Tony Stark. Below you can see the original version of Riri wearing the high collar top, trousers and being in unobtrusive position. Just below there is the cover illustration, which shared Steph_I_Wil.

Marvel's Sexualization Lessons On Twitter

Marvel's Sexualization Lessons On Twitter

It is not difficult to imagine how young black girls were offended. While some users see a similar way of representation like Disney Channel star Skai Yatskson. Even the nature of the character is more interested in science and education than partying and guys. Some users have even learned illustrator J. Scott Campbell and shared with his other works to track the trend. Twitter user MizCaramelVixen has launched a hashtag #TeensWhoLookLikeTeens in support of the real image of teenagers in the world of comics.

 

Marvel's Sexualization Lessons On Twitter

 

Tag is widespread and got a lot of feedback with drawings of how real teenagers should look like. Only after the publication in Vulture Marvel confirmed the replacement of the image that can be seen below.

Marvel's Sexualization Lessons On Twitter

 

Illustrator himself claims that only followed the instructions of the image. “Perhaps given this feedback I could’ve drawn Riri younger but I can assure you, ‘sexual’ was not what I was going for,” added  Campbell in his “apology”. Actually it wasn’t a good idea of Marvel to hire a pin-up artist for drawing comic books.

 

Marvel's Sexualization Lessons On Twitter

 

 

Conclusion

The trend of creating images of adult teenagers observed not only among brands, but also everywhere: clothes, cosmetics, gadgets. Does that mean that they themselves teenagers want to be perceived as an adult. While people say the opposite in the network. Either this is the course of creating an attractive image of teens in the comics for other categories of readers.

The role of feedback and public opinion can hardly be overestimated. Now, thanks to all kinds of resources, it is not just possible to monitor the client’s mood, it is necessary. Not only brands are setting trends, also users provide the product itself.

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