‘Poisonous masculinity’ position mannequin: Woke critics use Sean Connery’s demise as likelihood to remind us he was ‘problematic’

It was a factor to not converse sick of the lifeless, however Twitter’s military of armchair social justice warriors couldn’t resist pouncing on the possibility to evangelise about how the late movie legend Sean Connery was “problematic” with ladies.

The Scottish actor, greatest referred to as the face of James Bond, handed away at 90 on Saturday. 

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The web was flooded with iconic pictures and gifs of the dashing 007 star as information of his passing unfold world wide.

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Then got here the religious party-poopers. A coalition of blue-check Twitter customers rapidly raised the banner of wokeness, rallying unhappy, annoyed individuals on the web to take potshots on the newly-dead big of cinema.

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Simply minutes after his demise, CBC reporter Deana Sumanac-Johnson described Connery as abandoning a “advanced legacy” and outed him for his “problematic views.”

The courageous finger-wagging directed at Connery’s still-warm physique was mirrored by numerous different self-appointed arbiters of righteousness.

Connery’s Bond, which for a lot of stays the definitive depiction of the character, was “outlined by a poisonous masculinity that he sadly appeared to exhibit offscreen,” wrote freelance author and movie critic Hanna Ines Flint.

Connery himself “was a deeply flawed man modeling actually dangerous conduct,” political author David Rothkopf tweeted, whereas admitting that “he WAS James Bond, a very nice film star and his passing is the tip of an period.”

Others had been extra blunt: Connery was “a proud spouse beater and advocated for violence in opposition to ladies,” gaming author and developer Samantha Greer mentioned.

Connery’s first spouse, Diane Cilento, claims that the Scottish actor bodily and verbally abused her whereas they had been married. In a controversial interview, he argued that in sure circumstances it’s justified to slap a girl.

For some, such views assure that Connery is to not be mourned. 

One sizzling take declared that the James Bond star was “beating ladies in heaven now.”

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