As we know, people have always assumed that Marvel actors are heroes and role models on and off-screen, but unexpectedly, despite being depicted as larger-than-life figures on the big screen, they aren’t immune to being lambasted by fans online, sometimes for the most trivial of reasons.
Marvel fans have been targeting Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt for a variety of reasons in recent months. First and foremost, the actor is being accused of homophobia after being seen in 2019 attending a “anti-LGBTQ” church. Apart from that, Pratt is said to be a white supremacist and a fan of Donald Trump. None of the accusations leveled against him have been proven.
Recently, social media users attempted to cancel WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen’s appearance in a recent interview over her apparent usage of the term “gypsy,” which is considered insulting in Romani norms. Olsen has never addressed the matter, and we don’t know if she was using the phrase in a different context.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner has become the latest victim of the internet’s “cancel culture.” Twitter was shaken yesterday night when the hashtag #RIPJeremyRenner trended on the social media platform, causing concern among his fans who assumed something awful had occurred to the original Avengers star.
It’s unclear how the hashtag started but some fans have been pointing out Renner’s personal issues with his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco who claims that she’s a victim of the actor’s abusive ways. In a 2019 report from TMZ, Pacheco claimed that the actor threatened to kill her and even put a gun in her mouth amid their custody battle.
Renner has previously denied the accusations and claims his ex-wife is suffering from drug-related problems. Aside from his personal issues with his former spouse, some people also touched on Renner’s alleged rude behavior off camera and his past usage of racial slurs like the N-word. People were relentless with their assault and some are even demanding the actor’s firing from Marvel. Check out the tweets here: