Gen Z have just learned that The Batman is actually a super wealthy capitalist Bruce Wayne and they hate it and want to boycott Matt Reeves’ new movie.
“Batman can’t be a hero, he’s a capitalist scum,” angry Gen Z kids call for boycott of Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero movie starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader known as The Batman.
Communism is super popular political ideology among Gen Z kids between the ages of 13-24. These kids are taking such a polarised stance against anything capitalist that they are actively campaigning online to have people boycott the film because its “really a propagandist allegory for America’s racist right-wing policies.”
In an era where villain origin stories à la Cruella are becoming popular, impressionable youths are beginning to relate more with the bad guys. Strangely enough an evil Disney villain who skins puppies for their fur for fashion and finance is exempt from criticism, and is even now beloved by vegans and animal-rights activists as a strong independent feminist after Emma Stone portrayed her in a live-action origin story Disney’s Cruella.
Both Batman and Cruella are clearly capitalists, however, according to Gen Z, Bruce Wayne is far more problematic and deserves to be cancelled and all people who like the movies are “capitalist scum.”
new discourse just dropped: all batman likers are capitalist scum vs ppl r mean to batman bc hes neurodivergent (suffered childhood trauma)— ☀️bee @ sahcon soon! (@seraphfemme) May 27, 2021
Batman is a wealth hoarding capitalist. He is a joke of a superhero.— Sav ™️ (@9021hoee) May 25, 2021
A friendly reminder, Batman is the villain in every movie.— Corey ↙️↙️↙️ 5️⃣ (@OldAssCorey) May 31, 2021
Can’t believe that y’all think a capitalist billionaire can ever be a hero.
batman is capitalist skum!!— katie (@katieeanastasia) May 29, 2021
Sumeiya Aden posted an article on Medium where she calls Bruce Wayne the “real villain of Gotham” because he’s a “rich white male.”
“Bruce Wayne is a young white male, from a rich family in ‘the 1%’. The company he inherited (Wayne Enterprises) — in which he is the CEO, is a multinational conglomerate that owns land, hotels and businesses across the globe. According to the British Bank Vanquis, he is the richest superhero from both Marvel and DC Comic franchises (to note: this was before Black Panther was released),” Sumeiya writes.
The author then slams the character for not being liberal enough, adding: “Though Bruce’s stance has always remained liberal, he has never represented any kind of alternative political belief, let alone anything outside of capitalism.”
“If Batman truly believes in creating a just society, then his character should really examine his fiscal policies and seek to reform them in order to create an equal society, where civilians do not need to look at criminal activities to end their suffering,” she concluded.
“We should eat the f*** out of Batman!” A lot of Gen Z kids seem to think that capitalism is the root of all evil and they post about it to corporatist platforms such as Twitter and TikTok from their expensive smart phones.
Whether you decide to boycott the movie or not, Matt Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader, Colin Farrell as Penguin, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Paul Dano as Riddler, hits cinemas around the world March 4, 2022.