Controversial alt-right author Jack Posobiec has used social media to share his views in the past, but his most recent post about the status of the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't get the kind of response he was probably hoping for.
Posobiec posted the statement "Imagine if Stan Lee saw what they've turned the MCU into..." to his Twitter account. While it isn't said outright, the tweet was widely seen as a commentary on Captain Marvel, which has become a target for online attacks for statements made by the film's star, Brie Larson.
Imagine if Stan Lee saw what they’ve turned the MCU into...— Author Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 9, 2019
However, the rest of Twitter quickly responded to the author, pointing out that Lee was keenly aware of the direction of the MCU, considering he actually made cameo appearances throughout the franchise. Some responses specifically cited Lee's roles in the films, while others focused on his role as a long-time advocate of diversity and inclusion within the Marvel Universe. Others simply took the time to make fun of Posobiec for his tweet.
He knows Stan Lee was literally in Captain Marvel, yes?— el (@bxtgirIs) March 11, 2019
He knew exactly what they did. Lmfao
The MCU not only honors Stan Lee’s legacy as a storyteller, but embodies Stan Lee’s belief in inclusion. Stan himself said that Marvel comics are for everyone, and that the Marvel fandom has no room for hate, intolerance, or bigotry pic.twitter.com/wCdCbsa7V5— The Cali Nerd (@TheCaliNerd) March 10, 2019
Are you upset because seeing strong women makes you impotent?— Jenna Quigley (@JBomb11) March 10, 2019
Even comic book artists like Jamal Yaseem Igle and Gary Frank responded to the post, pointing out the hypocrisy of Posobiec trying to tie the recently deceased Lee to his controversial talking points.
He did. He was at the every premiere, invited to every set, consulted constantly. He loved what they were doing.— Jamal Yaseem Igle (@JAMALIGLE) March 11, 2019
Idiot who knows nothing about Stan Lee evokes Stan lee while trying to score nerd points attacking the values that Stan Lee stood for.— Gary Frank (@1moreGaryFrank) March 11, 2019