The Marvel Cinematic Universe skilfully introduced fans to several characters through decades, whom fans have often grown to love. However, in recent years following the release of Spider-Verse movies, Marvel fans have gotten divided over George Stacy’s character.
Unanimously hating Gwen Stacy’s father from the Spider-Verse movies, fans are sharing their reasons on X. This, began a morality Civil War on social media, as netizens gathered in support of George Stacy, while blaming Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, for being a jerk to Thor.
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George Stacy From Spider-Verse is Getting All the Hate
Lesser known Marvel characters like Gwen Stacy’s father George Stacy have been in the MCU for years. However, only after the release of the Spider-Verse movies, did the character get any recognition from fans. But surprisingly, the recognition isn’t quite good, as a number of people are imposing their hate on the character.
Following the climax scene from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, where Gwen makes the hardest choice of her life and pulls off her mask to reveal herself and beg her father to see through her, George Stacy points his gun at her. This particular scene not only brought tears to the eyes of fans but also made them wonder about George’s character.
Although George Stacy lowers his gun in the scene and tries to fathom the fact about his daughter’s identity, he again points his gun at her. Torn between a father and a dutiful cop, George tells Gwen to surrender for she’s under arrest. This scene apparently rushes all the hatred towards George for choosing his job over his daughter.
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Fans are Upset With Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Being Loved
Fans began posting online and slamming George Stacy’s character for not being a supportive father. This particular thread of post on X began a massive war online, for several other Marvel fans gathered around in support of George. Pointing out how Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki is never blamed for being a jerk to Thor, netizens began morality Civil War.
Twitterattis came in support of George Stacy and stated how his character eventually supported his daughter and even agreed to quit his job just to keep Gwen safe. Unlike Tom Hiddleston’s Loki who tormented his brother and made cunning moves all the time, George was apparently a man of honor, who deserves a lot better than hate.
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Marvel fans selective morality on who is & isn’t redeemable is interesting to me. Loki has physically assaulted his brother several times but still people yearn for their reunion while George Stacy deeply regrets & apologizes for his mistakes but fans can’t forgive him. https://t.co/DsowkorQja
— Lunwi (@Lunwi88) December 3, 2023
a death of a beloved person can drive someone to do irrational things that often times we come to regret. it shows growth he came around in the end for gwen, it shows he actually loves her. he doesn’t deserve all the hate.. https://t.co/WqHZWzKeST
— vance pants !!!!!! peeeepooooo (@penisdestroyed) December 1, 2023
I do find it very interesting that people are using Aaron as the better example when they’re very much parallels. Two people who are the BEST at a job they deeply value and cherish with the same fatal underlying weakness in their cores: they love their kids more. https://t.co/y4sgeFMizu
— Gunner Dobbins (2nd Invincible Era) (@GunnerDobbins) December 4, 2023
Netizens are visibly upset over the fact that Marvel fans are imposing their prejudices online, without thinking through. Claiming that there are several other hateful characters, fans thoroughly supported George Stacy on X and even Reddit. Unwilling to give in to prejudices, fans stood their ground and tried explaining George’s character.
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