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Batwoman Trailer Suffers Massive Comment Bombing on YouTube

Ruby Rose as Batwoman

The first trailer for Batwoman premiered earlier this week, showing a look at the upcoming CW series' cast. However, the trailer now seems to be experiencing comment bombing on YouTube.

As of writing, the video has already received over 3.1 million views, but it has over 196k dislikes. That's as compared to 53k likes. Sorting by "top comments" yields the following results:

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In addition to these comments, there are many decrying the show's "feminist agenda." The comments here are in many ways reminiscent of campaigns against such female-led movies as Captain Marvel and the Ghostbusters reboot.

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When the show picks up, Gotham City is in despair. In Batman's absence, the city has become overrun by crime. Even as her father Jacob makes desperate attempts to keep her safe, Kate throws herself into danger when her ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by the Alice in Wonderland gang. With a little help from Luke Fox, who readjusts Bruce Wayne's Batman suit to fit her, Kate swings into action to save her ex-flame -- and maybe Gotham in the process.

The Kate Kane iteration of Batwoman first appeared in 2011's Batwoman #1. The character is an out lesbian and was expelled from West Point due to Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, a policy of the United States military that barred openly LGBTQ people from serving. Its repeal was officially enacted in 2011.

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Written by Caroline Dries and developed by Bertlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Batwoman stars Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis and Nicole Kang. The series will air Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT this fall, though no premiere date has been announced yet.

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