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“They’re doing the same things they were preaching against”: She-Hulk Latest Episode Draws Controversy As Fans Call it Hypocritical For Having Megan Thee Stallion to Further Sexualize Women

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If not for nerfing the OG Hulk, She-Hulk is now definitely making the rounds for introducing one of its most directionless and confusing arcs by bringing in Megan Thee Stallion to join the mainstream Marvel Cinematic Universe as herself. In the past year, Marvel has completely swerved its narrative arc from creatively dense and compact to transitory comedy that only serves to downplay the importance of the events around which the plot has been constructed. And it looks like Marvel has no intention of stopping now.

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Megan Thee Stallion debuts in the MCU

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MCU Educates Fans About She-Hulk‘s Twerking Lessons

Do we as an audience need to clear our schedules to witness and treasure those extra few seconds of every Marvel post-credit scene ever? Yes. Are we obligated to watch She-Hulk twerk beside Megan Thee Stallion against the backdrop of the NYC skyline? No. Why then has Marvel made it an essential agenda on their Phase Four roster to make a mockery of its fanbase by making us sit through a scene that could not have been imagined even in the worst scenario of Mad Libs?

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Megan Thee Stallion appears in a She-Hulk post-credit cameo

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In its latest episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, MCU rolled out the red carpet for the American hip-hop rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, as she debuted in the franchise as a tongue-wagging variant of herself. For fans who are already sore from the whiplash received in the aftermath of an unforgivably nerfed Hulk, this just simply adds insult to injury.

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What Purpose Does Megan Thee Stallion Serve in the MCU?

Absolutely none whatsoever. Marvel has been repeatedly delivering a lower-than-average performance when it comes to its Phase Four projects, the worst of it being Thor: Love and Thunder. But when it comes to the multiple individually encompassing Disney+ series, She-Hulk was expected to do better as compared to its contemporaries, given its cast comprising the talented seasoned lead actor, Tatiana Maslany, MCU veterans, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth, and the reintroduction of the ever beloved Charlie Cox as Daredevil.

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She-Hulk brings back Emil Blonsky aka The Abomination from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk

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But three episodes down the line, we have only been privy to one sensational piece of information (apart from Captain America’s non-virgin status) and that has been the existence of Wolverine in the MCU mainstream universe. The fans are not only growing impatient but offended at the blatant hypocrisy of the studio as She-Hulk was announced to be the forerunner of women’s empowerment and the latest post-credits blunder hasn’t helped in actively contributing to that idea.

Granted, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is 18 episodes long and the show has ample time to construct its universe and steer its plot, the fact remains that MCU Phase Four is already drawing to a close and it has done nothing to elevate Marvel’s status since Loki Season 1. The same goes for the Phase’s movies as there is a tangible lack of consistency in MCU’s certifiably good films (since the Endgame days), the one exception being the theatrical delight that was Spider-Man: No Way Home.

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is now streaming on Disney+, with new episodes every Thursday.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.