POPULAR on Facebook right now is a snapshot from yesterday’s copy of The Star‘s opinions segment.
Calling for an “immediate ban”, a reader simply identifying himself as Shan from Klang took issue with the foul language in Marvel‘s Deadpool.
Shan’s opinion warranted a lot of online backlash, as evident in the thousands of combined shares, likes and comments on the newspaper clipping.
Initially put up for public view by user James Ho Thursday afternoon, the post has since collected a wide variety of very angry comments across its many shares.
Netizens were outraged with Shan’s attitude, given that Deadpool is an 18-rated film. Many instantly took issue with his request for the film to be censored even further.
Some were also upset with The Star’s decision to publish an opinion like Shan’s — one reader went as far as to accuse the daily of exhibiting “poor journalism”. There were also those who simply had fun, using the occasion to swear profusely like the titular superhero.
The entire debacle also prompted a response from “Deadpool himself”, which has been circulating on social media. It is unclear where the message originated, but it has since been shared by various users responding to Shan.
Deadpool has been long-anticipated as one of Marvel’s more enigmatic additions to its superhero universe. Its protagonist is primarily known for his sassy personality and foul-mouthed nature.
However, the film’s 18 rating has been repeatedly ignored by parents with young children, creating an issue at cinemas nationwide.
Malaysians are among the first in the world to watch Deadpool. The film opened wide locally on Thursday, a day ahead of its domestic release.
What do you think?
Read more about the film in our previous postings! *This article was previously titled “Everybody Hates Shan From Klang” but it has since been altered (9:50pm | 13/2) to better reflect its purpose.