The British network ITV cut a line from 2002’s ‘Spider-Man’ starring Tobey Maguire, calling it “homophobic.”
ITV removed a line from a “homophobic” scene where Spider-Man is forced to fight another character inside a cage. The character, a wrestler named “Bone Saw”, was played by the late Macho Man Randy Savage.
“That’s a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?” Spider-Man says to Randy Savage while perched atop the cage. ITV shortened the line to, “that’s a cute outfit.”
An English Twitter user celebrated the change, saying ““THEY REMOVED PETER PARKER’S HOMOPHOBIA” in a viral Twitter video.
THEY REMOVED PETER PARKER'S HOMOPHOBIA pic.twitter.com/QmbFabVpc7
— PaperPlane (@PaperPlaneTF) April 23, 2022
2002’s Spider-Man was released before the Marvel cinematic universe was created. The new films include numerous homosexual characters, which has led to bans in numerous countries, including China and Russia.
Last year, Disney spent $150,000,000 on a Marvel film that featured an exclusively Chinese cast. The film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” was ultimately barred in China due to its depictions of “sissy men.”