In Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man,' a British network created a homophobic joke

In Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man,' a British network created a homophobic joke ...

Before Sam Raimi was set to stage, he published a pre-MCU Spider-Man back in 2002, which is over two decades old at this point because that's how math works. Even though the film is still the best Spider-Man, none of the jokes remain true! But things that were considered "fine" in 2002, actually weren't.

In the original film, there is a somewhat homophobic joke in which a teenage Peter Parker (played by Tobey Maguire) tries to be witty with an opponent. Before attempting to defeat him, Peter quips, "That's a cute outfit. Is it possible to say it to someone?'

"We look at the appropriateness of the content we distribute, and the appropriateness of the language used to ensure that it meets audience expectations, especially when it is intended for family viewing," says ITV.

Although it was a small edit, the fact that some institutions are doing this in a positive manner might be a good thing. Disney has been famously editing out things they consider as "controversial" or references to queer people at all times, and quietly. Other countries have been known to. To edit out a joke that might be offensive is a small step in the right direction!

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