Marvel Star Mark Ruffalo’s Titan Submarine Accident Comment Creates Major Controversy: “Perverse and distorted sense of what is newsworthy”

Marvel Star Mark Ruffalo's Titan Submarine Accident Comment Creates Major Controversy
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Mark Ruffalo has never been one to stay quiet when it comes to voicing his opinions. Whether it is political or not, positive or negative, and even if it is to bring light to certain matters. One of the most circulated news at the moment is about the submarine that was supposed to take five passengers to view the Titanic underwater.

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Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

The actor has now spoken up about the matter weighing upon the world as two tragedies took place side by side. However, one got more news coverage than the other. What is peculiar is the fact that Ruffalo’s comment created a massive controversy among fans, dividing them about his opinions. The accident has shaken the world immensely, and his comment might have created an uproar.

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Mark Ruffalo’s Opinion On The Titan Submarine

Mark Ruffalo recently spoke up regarding the Titan Submarine and how it got massive news coverage. The Titan Submarine’s updates have been going from one place to another. The news has been up to date by the second, giving notification of even the slightest change. Recently the five people in the submarine have been claimed dead because of the underwater pressure leading it to implode. However, Ruffalo’s comment has been with regard to Barack Obama’s comment which highlighted how a ship collapsed near the Greek coast. It happened to be carrying 700 immigrants and as the ship was overweight, it could not handle as many people.

Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo
Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo

“We live in a media environment that has a perverse and distorted sense of what is newsworthy—weighing the stories of wealth and the wealthy against those tragedies of our less wealthy fellow human beings through this distorted lens.”

These people died and there is barely enough coverage regarding this news despite it being one of the biggest crashes in Greek history. According to Ruffalo, rich and influential people are getting more news coverage as compared to the poor and less fortunate.

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Mark Ruffalo’s Fans Divide Due To His Comment

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

Upon seeing Mark Ruffalo’s comment, fans have been pointing out how he is being insensitive toward those who have lost their lives while still agreeing that the Greek ship sinking should have received more news coverage than it did.

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Many other fans are taking Ruffalo’s side, claiming that this was a natural way for the statement of ‘eat the rich’ to take place. There is a constant back and forth between the two sides as they argue about whether or not the actor is right.

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Source: @MarkRuffalo on Twitter

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Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.