Social media users are calling for Captain America to get a boyfriend with the Hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend
Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal. © Marvel 2016
The hashtag is so popular it has become a trending subject in the UK.
Earlier this month Disney were called upon to give Elsa a girlfriend after many LGBTI activists said that there were not enough openly gay or lesbian lead characters in films. Reps from Disney have yet to respond to the calls but Idina Menzel, who played Elsa in the animated smash hit, praised the campaign saying that she thought the idea was “great”.
Many fans of the superhero franchise are suggesting that making Captain America, played by Chris Evans, gay or bisexual would not affect the character but would give greater visibility and representation to the LGBTI community in cinema.
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend it’s 2016 and we shouldn’t be so afraid of showing different sexualities on the big screen.
Can you imagine kids growing up with LGBTQ superheroes I WANT IT #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend because it is painfully important for queer kids to know a superhero who they admire can be just like them
Straight people don’t realize how it hurts the soul to never see your kind of love idealized like theirs is. #giveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend
To date no major lead character in an action hero or animated feature has been openly gay or bisexual.
However some Twitter users have acting negatively to the idea of queering up the Captain.
Do NOT #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend Go create a NEW gay superhero, please, and give THAT one a boyfriend.
What I’ve learned from #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend is that the homosexual community has no integrity.Rain
GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend Is an example of the success of commie brainwashing. Turn us all into liberal faggot pussies to make us weak.
The latest film in the Captain America franchise opened in the US on the 6th May and grossed $1 billion worldwide – the first film to do so in 2016.