‘Thor 4’ Fans Battle Over Whether Emotional Scene Needs A Trigger Warning

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: Fans attend the "Thor: Love and Thunder" G.O.A.T. Marathon hosted by Nerdist at El Capitan Theatre on July 07, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Thor: Love and Thunder” is making waves at the box office, but now fans are engaged in a Twitter war over whether the film needs a trigger warning due to some emotional moments. 

The scene in question depicts Natalie Portman’s character, scientist Jane Foster, finding out she has stage four cancer. The character then puts on a superhero suit and becomes Thor, New York Post reported. Jane later goes through chemotherapy.

The whole cancer storyline in “Thor 4” is traumatic for some viewers to such an extent that they’re asking Marvel to include a trigger warning on the content.

“No spoilers, but Thor: Love and Thunder SHOULD have had a trigger warning for graphic depiction of cancer and the fact that we didn’t know going in is atrocious,” one fan tweeted.

“It practically ruined any ability for me to emotionally care about the movie since I felt like I had to shut off any feelings off to protect myself from connecting with the content and needing to leave part way through,” another user replied to the original poster.

This led to a significant backlash; however, other fans were left rolling their eyes and saying people are too sensitive.

“Sorry, kids. A movie studio is under no obligation to give you a trigger warning that spoils the film for everyone JUST IN CASE. You have the internet. Read the spoilers if you’re that worried about it. #Thor,” one person wrote.

“As a cancer survivor, I find this extremely stupid,” someone else agreed.

“Peoples reactions to the suggestions of trigger warnings for Thor truly make me realise how cold, disgusting, and cruel humans can be,” one person mused about the response. “People deserve to know what emotions they want to feel when going to potentially have a good time at the movies.”

“This is sickening and yet at the same time, not surprised by those responses,” another person said. “People now act with a sense of entitlement that routinely excludes others’ disabilities or lived experiences. Insensitive gatekeeping at its finest.”

Portman made headlines recently for celebrating that “Thor 4” was the “gayest” Marvel movie to date. “I love that,” she said when a film critic brought it up, according to The Daily Wire.

However, these LGBT themes will likely lead to the superhero film being banned in China. The country has yet to set a release date for “Love and Thunder” and sources predict they probably never will.  

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