So there I am, forgetting my woes, laughing at the gang and drooling over Chris Hemsworth, when we get this lovely little tidbit. Thor is trying to explain to the others that Loki is his brother and his responsibility.Go read the whole thing -- Triona makes a lot of good points.
Black Widow points out, "He killed 80 people in 2 days."
Thor explains, "He's adopted."
Cue entire theater laughing.... except for me.
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What bothered me is that this is a prime example of how adoptees are one of the last fair sources of discriminatory humor.
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"He's adopted." Why is this joke acceptable? Why did the audience laugh? Why didn't they rise up in HULK SMASH anger like I wanted to and scream, "Hey! That's not funny!"
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Avengers Make Fun of Adoption
This movie isn't on our watch list -- my girls deem it too scary! But now I have another reason not to see it. At 73adoptee, Triona asks an important question: why is it ok to make adoptees the butt of the joke: