A pirated version of Avengers: Endgame with feminism, “gay sh***” and people of color edited out is making its way around torrenting sites, leaving many fans shaking their heads as fragile white men rush to download it.
After 11 years and 21 films, eager fans began packing theaters this April to catch the epic conclusion of Marvel’s Infinity Saga, Avengers: Endgame.
But for one purported franchise fan, the massive ensemble cast assembled for the film was a little too inclusive for their alt-right sensibilities.
Earlier this month, a pirate edit of the movie called the Avengers Endgame De-Feminized Fanedit began showing up on illegal torrenting sites, and it’s just as awful as you think it is.
The anonymous poster branded the whitewashed edit as “Endgame, but shorter, no feminism, no gay s***, less boring filler, less sniffing its own farts, no constant quips, no other small changes,” in what might be the most quivering act of white male fragility ever.
In the full list of changes on the edit’s download page, the anonymous editor identified themselves as a “member of a Christian Alt-Right organization named Luther Institute Georgetown-Manchester-Arlington.”
Even with changes like “Absolutely no Brie Larson,” and “Valkyrie barely in it, doesn’t become queen,” the rest of the edits and notes were even more disturbing.
“No Hawkeye training his daughter. Young women should learn skills to become good wives and mothers and leave the fighting to men.”
“No women leader conference, no gay support group talk, …”
“Tony doesn’t ask his wife’s permission to save the universe.”
“Black Panther isn’t the first revived Avenger to arrive and gets a bit less time, he’s really not that important.”
“Thor’s whining reduced. Sadly he’s unsalvageable in general, but I did the best to make him more dignified.”
“Women in final battle severely reduced. They should be at home taking care of their kids.”
After hearing about the edit,Twitter seemed caught somewhere between revulsion and amusement.
A soundtrack for their fee-fees. pic.twitter.com/PEAfptNzYM— The Four-Eyed Raven (@RevTiTiKym) May 13, 2019
Everyone who downloads this pic.twitter.com/db25oGJ6up— Jalen Reeves (@JalenReeves_10) May 13, 2019
They are so fragile. pic.twitter.com/UX1QZaVW24— The World's Address (@azorak83) May 14, 2019
This is a whole new level of sadness— Picasso of Petty (@TaerieTangelo) May 14, 2019
Can we send them a groupon for therapy? These men are not ok— The_Real_Nubian of House Mormont (@1981_mad) May 13, 2019
The irony of him saying Thor is unsalvageable when he probably looks exactly like the guy that did this is gonna get me through the week...— Pietro Boomin (@fandole44) May 14, 2019
Though many couldn’t help being a little bit curious about what the alt-right mayonnaise fantasy land would actually look like.
After watching Endgame, I would love to see a copy of this just to compare.— bran (@ThatJediScum) May 14, 2019
I actually I want to see this movie. pic.twitter.com/yVrERTX0SL— Daniel Gray (@HarlemGray) May 13, 2019
Especially about which characters were actually considered “non-white.”
Does hulk count as white?— Benoit Ranque (@RanqueBenoit) May 13, 2019
Does that include The Hulk?— Deeber☘️ (@deeber80020) May 13, 2019
How about Drax?
so they dont get to see Hulk, Rocket and most importantly Korg??? There are truly some weird people out there— Abel Gamarra (@abelanda81) May 13, 2019
Although in most cases exposing this kind of hatred is the first step towards rooting it out, this one, like its creator, probably should have never seen the light of day.