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‘He’s not even gay’: Fans Blast Thor 4 Taika Waititi For Queerbaiting After He Says ‘We’re all queer’

Currently, Thor 4 is going in a full swing. The director Taika Waititi including the film’s cast is praising the latest MCU fling, talking about the story, sharing facts from the set, and most importantly, talking about how gay it is. Both the director and Natalie Portman had been talking about Thor’s gayness in the run-up to its premiere, showing off that it would be “super gay” through its definition of LGBTQ+ characters.

Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie

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However, with the latest release fans who made it to the first few tries are not impressed. The audience is not happy because the crew behind the latest Thor movie are spreading misleading opinions and even queerbaiting the film, as some find its LGBTQ+ expression is lacking.

Thor 4 Comes Under Attack for Queerbaiting

Thor 4 receives backlash for queerbaiting
Thor 4 receives backlash for queerbaiting

Writer Joanna Robinson agrees with the issue and inspected the film’s queerness:

“If you saw Natalie and Taika and Tessa call Thor: Love and Thunder ‘SUPER gay’ at the London premiere and ESPECIALLY if you’ve been rocking with Taika on Ou Fla Mean Death, I would lower my expectations for Thor. I’d call it mildly-moderately gay. A soupçon of gay. GayISH.”

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Journalist Jack King also tweeted that:

“Before the Thor 4 screening last night Natalie Portman called it ‘so gay'”, “Devastated to report — and really, you won’t believe this — that she lied.”

Natalie Portman gave misleading statements on Thor 4and made fans mad
Natalie Portman gave misleading statements on Thor 4 and made fans mad

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We can’t ignore the fact that Valkyrie had a girlfriend but she’s dead now. Other than that, Korg drops a hint about having two biological dads and gets a boyfriend at the climax. But it was just for a second though, so it’s not a big deal. And also the queer characters didn’t get much representation as compared to the straight characters, with Thor and Jane Foster taking up the spot.

And despite Taika Waititi’s consolations, Thor isn’t “super gay”. Well, It is possible that there was more to continue, but we don’t know that clearly. The director and the cast are yet to react to this criticism.

Thor: Love and Thunder is in theatres now.

Related: Kevin Feige Talks About Valkyrie’s LGBTQ Storyline In “Thor: Love and Thunder”

Written by Shreeparna Das