Feminists are having a meltdown over the Amazonian warrior costumes being used in a new superhero action film and regular people have had enough of their complaining.
Amazon costumes portrayed in “Wonder Woman” earlier this year were apparently less sexualized than the ones set to debut in the new “Justice League” movie which premieres this week, according to a photo comparison posted on Twitter.
In case you wonder: Here’s a picture of how the Amazons looked in Wonder Woman…next to pic how they look in Justice League. First designed by Lindy Hemming, second by Michael Wilkinson.
Some steps backwards, methinks. pic.twitter.com/IVqeX7PBso
— Atte Timonen (@Rosgakori) November 12, 2017
The comparison photos sparked a firestorm on Twitter as fans expressed their outrage that the “Justice League” costumes which were designed by a man, and used in a film directed by a man, were more overtly sexual than those used in “Wonder Woman.” Not surprisingly, they noted that the less revealing “Wonder Woman” costumes designed by a woman were featured in the highly successful Warner Bros. movie which was directed by a female, Patty Jenkins.
#WonderWoman was directed by a woman and its costume designer was also a woman. #JusticeLeague was directed by men, and its costume designer was also a man. This is the difference between a female gaze and a male gaze in the mainstream media. #DC #DCEU #WB https://t.co/BevsciAJHh
— Moiz Masood Sultani. (@Moiz) November 14, 2017
“Why mess with perfection?” was the question asked in a piece in The Golden Lasso, arguing that Hemming’s designs were “feminine but very functional.”
“Oh, right. The all-male team of directors and executive directors wanted women to fight in bikinis,” the writer concluded, adding that the costumes were created “so that more skin would be showing.”
“Zack Snyder’s ideal female warrior wearing about the same as a Victoria’s Secret model on the runway is not a new concept, it’s just disappointing and insulting in 2017,” the feminist writer, identified as Kimi, wrote. “I have a problem with a really great design being thrown out in favor of something that would excite the cis male gaze.”
The costume differences sparked a controversy online as liberals and feminists raised their hypocritical alarm over the exposed actresses.
I’m glad we have those new amazon outfits for #JusticeLeague because now there’s visual evidence of what happens when you don’t have diversity behind the scenes, in the process of creating a story.
— Priscilla Zorzi (@Priscilla_Zorzi) November 13, 2017
The Amazon’s outfits in Justice League do nothing practical! All they do is perpetrate rape culture. Make sure WB and DC get the message. #notwhatwarriorswear
— rick harkness (@KandIsdad) November 13, 2017
They really changed the Amazon warriors outfits for justice league wtf. How are those bras and undies supposed to serve as body armor and protect them? ? Men ruin everything.
— Dalila (@dearestdalila) November 13, 2017
Another fan shared side-by-side photos of Brooke Ence, who plays the Amazon warrior Penthesilea in both films.
Brooke Ence plays the Amazon warrior Penthesilea in Wonder Woman (left) and Justice League (right).
First designed by Lindy Hemming, directed by Patty Jenkins
Second designed by Michael Wilkinson, directed by Zack Snyder.
People are pretending there’s no difference ? pic.twitter.com/YtOH9oRcCT
— Thal (@thalestral) November 13, 2017
Ence, however, told USA Today that showing more skin “didn’t bother me at all.”
“The girls on set, we never thought of (the new costumes) as a sexy version. It felt a little more glamorous, if anything, because we had bigger, beautiful hair, which I loved,” the CrossFit champion said.
Ence’s stance once again exposed the double standard feminists use to attack anyone who disagrees with their confusing narrative. While protesting, left-wing women were encouraged to demonstrate in women’s marches this year wearing female body-part hats on their heads, with some choosing to go topless for the cause, the same women blast others for choosing how they dress or expose their skin.
“I’m an athlete first, right? I can’t wear anything without someone commenting about my body,” Ence told USA Today. “So for me, it was actually really cool to be able to show it and not immediately feel masculine, but still very feminine.”
Imagine a woman feeling good about how she was able to show off her body. Feminists continue to miss the very obvious point that Ence made, and many other women agree with. In fact, the actress even flipped the critics’ narrative that Amazons needed armor to protect their stomachs.
“That may be the case, but also we are super-powerful women and maybe no one’s getting that close. Maybe no one has a chance to get that close to hurt us,” she said.
Other fans agreed and also called out the complainers for the predictable rush to judgement.
Look, I’m not a fan of skimpy Amazon costumes, but if you’re going to share the Justice League pic, remember these were their training costumes in Wonder Woman: pic.twitter.com/IWbwoLaV7h
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) November 13, 2017
1. Read a comic, in “Odyssey before Wonder Woman” they wear similar outfits 2 the ones we see in the “FLASHBACKS” in JL.
2. Watch Wonder Woman film they also wear the abs showing outfits.. Same with their armored look in JL.
3. Stop trying 2 find something 2 cry about
— Eric (@annericelover) November 13, 2017
Well, don’t worry. Amazons actually have full armor in JL too. Didn’t pay any attention to the “skimpy bikinis” while watching the film. A lot of fuss over nothing. pic.twitter.com/NZ8UHgh970
— S K Y E “give me money and dogs” BORG (@theskyeborg) November 13, 2017
She’s telling a lie this is the armor in Justice league besides all these claims are indirectly saying shame to women that wear sexy dresses most of you feminists are going against your initial thoughts. Women should be able to wear what the want without fear of sexual assault pic.twitter.com/F15da1KscC
— Marvel is ALL IN (@MovieBuzz_) November 15, 2017
This is traditional Amazon wear it has been since history in Greek mythology where are your own points please? You just attack without any point made, why don’t you go back in time and tell the amazons what they should have worn instead pfffttt
— Marvel is ALL IN (@MovieBuzz_) November 15, 2017
A “Justice League” actress and stuntwoman came to the defense of director Zack Snyder and his choice of wardrobe for the women.
“I think that the Amazons (being a race that lives with only other women) should be free to wear as much or as little clothing as each individual wants. And this was reflected in the variations of the armor that was tailored to each individual. I think that the sexualization happens largely in the intent of the creators. In this case. I’ve heard Zack Snyder and Michael Wilkinson’s name being thrown about,” Samantha Jo, the actress who played Amazon warrior Euboea in the DC Comics films said in a post on Twitter.
We love you and thank you for sticking up for Zack. We know the women who work for him have had nothing but glowing praise so I’m sure you can understand why the narrative that he’s out to sexualize Amazons is upsetting ?
— #JUSTICELEAGUE #NOVEMBER17 (@billy_cranstons) November 14, 2017
It is and I agree 🙁 This isn’t a 140 character response, but for those interested- here are my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/h44CwS9R7x
— Samantha Jo (@SamWJo) November 14, 2017
“I have NEVER felt more empowered than I have on Zack Snyder sets. I have never once been told to sand in a pretty way or perform something with more skin or feminine movements. I have been most appreciated for my strong stances and posture in my fighting. I’ve always felt not just comfortable, but confident in what I was wearing and how I was being represented,” she said.
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