TIME Mag. Wants End to Comic Book Movies Because Superheroes are Too Much Like Cops

TIME magazine is calling for an end to comic book superheroe movies because the characters are “too much” like evil cops who impose justice on people.

For TIME, editorialist Eliana Dockterman insisted it is time to consider getting rid of comic book movies because we should no longer be “heroizing” cops.

In her June 29 piece entitled, “We’re Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It’s Time to Talk About Superheroes,” Dockterman that Superhero films are bad because the heroes are always pursuing “people of color.”

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“What are superheroes except cops with capes who enact justice with their powers?” she adds noting that cops are now supposed to be villains.

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Dockterman exclaims that onscreen portrayals of police are too positive: “Legal procedurals and shoot-em-up action movies have long presented a skewed perception of the justice system in America, in which the police are almost always positioned as the good guys. These ‘good cop’ narratives are rarely balanced out with stories of systemic racism in the criminal justice system. The ‘bad guys’ they pursue are often people of color, their characters undeveloped beyond their criminality.”

She then insists that superheroes are just an extension of cops.

“But as we engage in this long overdue conversation about law enforcement, it’s high time we also talk about the most popular characters in film, the ones who decide the parameters of justice and often enact them with violence: superheroes,” she wrote.

They are racist, too, of course. Superheroes are white and “either function as an extension of a broken U.S. justice system or as vigilantes without any checks on their powers,” she says adding, “In fact, real-life police officers sometimes adopt the symbolism of these rogue anti-heroes.”

She then claims that there is “systemic racism” within the law enforcement community in these superhero universes, and there are too many white men. This, she says, does not adequately “reckon with issues of systemic racism—let alone sexism, homophobia, transphobia and other forms of bigotry embedded in the justice system or the inherent biases these superheroes might carry with them as they patrol the streets, or the universe.”

So, there you have it, America. You must now have your Spider-Man, Ironman, and your Captain America taken away from you because race grievance hustler Eliana Dockterman says so.

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