I guess the how they killed the character has a group of transgender rights people up in arms about it. While I kinda get the why it could rub them the wrong way its like they have no idea what the X-Men comics have dealt with in their entire run. Bigotry and fear of the different have been the biggest social fight of the franchise.
That doesn't really express the complaints that I've heard. In fact one of the "Trans rights" people I've seen most involved co-runs one of, if not THE, most well know History of the X-men podcasts out there and has actually been drawn as a character in X-books. These people absolutely know what the metaphor is.
As I understand it the problem is largely that the death involves very clear representation of anti-Trans bigotry and violence but the X-men have not ever actually featured any Trans characters. I've heard it expressed as something like "using Trans pain and suffering without being willing to actually represent those whose pain they are co-opting for drama."
-ZacWilliam, as I understand it at least I'm sure others could explain better.
Edited by ZacWilliam1, 05 May 2019 - 04:05 PM.
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