Katey Rich's Rebut To The Shailene Woodley Satire Posted Here On ComicBookMovie.com

An "Editorial" posted on ComicBookMovie.com supposedly meant as a "satire" has provoked Cinema Blend's Katey Rich to stand up and answer the fanboys regarding their expectations over the new Mary Jane Watson.

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By Jack Sparrow - 2/28/2013
Today an "Editorial" meant as a "satire" was posted on ComicBookMovie.com, it's titled EDITORIAL: Making Shailene Woodley Hot Enough To Play MJ In TASM 2, written by Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy.

From wiki:
Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.


"Ideally with the intent of shaming individuals"

The editorial posted by Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy here on ComicBookMovie.com can't be seen as a satire. All it does is fan the flames of misogynists and juevenile morons. Like someone who wears blackface says they're only trying to be funny. Or someone who wears a Nazi outfit to a Halloween party. They think it's funny because inside there's a piece of them that's racist or homophobic or misogynistic and they're blind to it. When someone posts something like what Mark "RorMachine" posted, it's not about been satirical. It's about showing off who they really are.

Katey Rich via CinemaBlend has posted her rebuttal, here's an excerpt:

Yesterday we posted the first on-set images of Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, currently in production in New York. Because they were pictures of an actress walking from place to place on the set, not in costume, the notable difference was seeing her hair tinted to Mary Jane's signature red. Honestly, the photos weren't that interesting. Until the comments started.

"Omg she looks horrible I hope they can do something with that face of hers." "Mary Jane is supposed to be hot." "Looks horrible as a redhead." The comments on our site weren't actually as bad as they were elsewhere on the Internet, and not half as bad as the so-called satire posted at Comic Book Movie, with instructions on how to make Woodley hot enough to play "every nerd's wet dream." The "satire" was so close to the real thing that most of their commenters didn't get the difference, and reading it makes your skin crawl because you just know that's exactly how a strong handful of fanboys feel, no irony intended.

You guys. This is what Shailene Woodley looks like:



You know why she doesn't look like the character from the comics, with an exaggerated waist and enormous breasts? Because she's a fucking human being, with a bone structure and muscles and fat and all the things that allow her to move about in the world, not just to sit down and pose like a sex fantasy. The Amazing Spider-Man made a concerted effort toward making Peter Parker's world realer, making the flirtation between him and Gwen Stacy feel more authentic and even the costumes more realistic. Shailene Woodley, who showed amazing naturalism in The Descendants as well as her acclaimed Sundance film The Spectacular Now, ought to fit into that perfectly. To criticize her natural looks is to miss the entire aesthetic of the franchise as Marc Webb has re-imagined it.


Read the full editorial here.

I think it goes without saying that most of the ComicBookMovie.com community was disgusted by this failed attempt of a "satire" perpetrated by Mark Cassidy, and in the name of those that feel ashamed by what was posted here on ComicBookMovie.com, I'd like to apologise.

We are sorry, Shailene Woodley. We are sorry, comic book fangirls. We are sorry, women that came across Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy's "satire". He doesn't speak for all of us.

We are not all mysoginistic pigs. And in the light of the recent The Amazing Spider-Man 2 announcements, I couldn't be more excited to watch Shailene Woodley start her journey to bring Mary Jane Watson to life.

In “The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Source: Cinema Blend
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hoperidesalone - 2/28/2013, 9:35 AM
To be fair, she's right. That "editorial" was completely absurd, and most of the people commenting here, are being f--ucking a--ssholes about it.
MrNiklander - 2/28/2013, 9:43 AM
With all of these editorial we should make one defeding TASM movie. Next editorial from me boys and girls
Bandido - 2/28/2013, 9:45 AM
She is pretty freAking cute

But Emma stone won me over as Gwen ;)
Quasimodo - 2/28/2013, 9:46 AM
The article for posted was obviously a joke, but it was a crappy joke. And honestly should not have been on main at all. People just browsing the site may not know its a joke.

Btw way to go Katey rich
manymade1 - 2/28/2013, 9:47 AM
Hotter than Dunst imo.
DrDoom - 2/28/2013, 9:50 AM
Ugh. Feminists.
Bandido - 2/28/2013, 9:51 AM
@Gusto: That Sarah Jessica Parker pic @yossarian posted is hotter than Dunst..
Bandido - 2/28/2013, 9:51 AM
^OH GOD!!
ForeverPowerful - 2/28/2013, 9:52 AM
BOOM. Well said.
manymade1 - 2/28/2013, 9:52 AM
Great point, old man.
JeffG - 2/28/2013, 9:55 AM
Justice.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/28/2013, 9:56 AM
omg someone wrote something mean about someone else on the internet!!!!??? I'm so shocked!!!!
JoeMomma29 - 2/28/2013, 9:57 AM
LMAO!



thewonderer - 2/28/2013, 9:57 AM
I'm sure you all look like supermodels yourselves
MrSuperheromoviefan - 2/28/2013, 9:57 AM
She just doesn't remind me of MJ and for that photo everyone looks good in the red carpet.
HavocPrime - 2/28/2013, 9:57 AM
JackSparrow -
 photo awesome.jpg

LittleDanglyThing - 2/28/2013, 9:59 AM
Lol woah this has gotten REALLY serious.
Shamo - 2/28/2013, 10:00 AM
finnally. an article i approve of. i honestly don't know how old some of the people on this site are. but for their sake, i pray their between the ages of 8-13. because recently theirs been nothing but juevnile spamming of offensive comments and ridiculous pictures. some of you people seriously need to grow up.

third3ye - 2/28/2013, 10:00 AM
Agreed the satire article was in poor taste, and to add insult to injury it wasn't even that funny. As for our new MJ, if her acting chops are her strong suit, then it's safe to say none of us will be impressed with her until the film comes out, ala Chris Evans as Steve Rogers.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/28/2013, 10:00 AM
most Feminists I come across are the biggest hypocrites I have ever met. If one man "offends" them they act like every single man shares the exact same opinion. And they go APESHIT if you question them or have a difference in opinion on some ludicrous topic.
thebearjew - 2/28/2013, 10:00 AM
i wasnt criticising her for not having big enough boobs while i do enjoy big boobs
and I wasnt criticising her for not having a big enough booty
I was just saying she doesnt really look like mary jane i think shes old old enough
or quite right niether did dunst but i think dunst was more atractive in the movies
Luzo - 2/28/2013, 10:01 AM
ok, but now satirize Kirsten Dunst to undo the commentaries about Shailene Woodley isn't the solution.

And great article. Well said.
JoeMomma29 - 2/28/2013, 10:01 AM
AC1 - 2/28/2013, 10:02 AM
Do people really think Ror was writing that article against Shailene Woodley? Because I'm pretty sure he was trying to satire the fools who've been criticizing her casting. I mean, it's already been mentioned by some other members that Ror has defended her casting on a couple of articles where members were posting harsh remarks about her.

It was a poor attempt at satire, but for anyone who could be bothered to read between the lines, it was pretty obvious that he meant absolutely none of the stuff he said, and was merely mocking those that did think like that.

I'm sure Katey Rich isn't familiar with Ror, and thus wouldn't have been aware that 1) his article didn't reflect his own views, but mocked the views of people who held those beliefs, and 2) that he has in the past defended Woodley's casting from the criticism given by the more egotistical members of this site.

And it's pretty sad to see that Ror is now getting blasted like this when he doesn't even share these views, yet the people who actually do think like this are getting away with it!
MisterNiceGuy - 2/28/2013, 10:02 AM
Ror is going to be a dick about this. He can't handle criticism
Bark4Soul - 2/28/2013, 10:04 AM
Good rebuttle, Ror's stupid article makes this whole site look like an bunch of asshats. This is the guy that gets interviews and exclusive scoops on info left and right only to come post some stupid article sounding like a 14 yr old? Glad this is catching the attention of people
sharkman03191 - 2/28/2013, 10:04 AM
To those saying she doesn't strike you as MJ, its because you haven't seen her in the role yet! Wait till it comes out. All of you just might be pleasantly surprised :)
GodzillaKart - 2/28/2013, 10:05 AM
Rich wrote a great article detailing why Woodley is a good pick and pointing out the offensive absurdity of much fan boy response.

It is too bad that she let her knee jerk reaction blind her from the fact that Ror was using satire to do the exact same thing. That is the nature of satire. It takes the offending element and exaggerates it to point out it's ugliness.
GodzillaKart - 2/28/2013, 10:05 AM
@LEVITIKUZ: Good article. You are 100% wrong about Ror's satire, but good article.
HAQ - 2/28/2013, 10:06 AM
She's visibly overweight and kinda "manly" in those street pics, so that dude's arguments are obsolete.
sharkman03191 - 2/28/2013, 10:06 AM
As for the article, I can't say I saw it. But I will say my piece on Woodley as MJ. Excited when it was first announced, skeptical(to say the least) when I thought about it, more skeptical when I saw pictures of her on set, hopeful after thinking about it and seeing pics of her online. The chick is a cutie. Plus, I have a thing for chicks on motorcycles :)
CharacterAssassin - 2/28/2013, 10:06 AM
In all honesty, majority of woman look like the other picture of her as if she just woke up. The one posted above is probably what she looks like after the make up artist hits her up. But I can care less. However, she does make more money than me in a minute than I can make in a month so she can always hang that over my head any day to the week.
Shadowelfz - 2/28/2013, 10:06 AM
So Ror posts an article making fun of how misogynistic fanboys are and gets called a misogynist in the process because he wasnt funny enough?

On the same key a gorgeous girl not in make up or costume has her pic taken and everyone freaks out and calls her ugly?

Man I think its official; we are in the age where everyone freaks out about everything?

Chill the [frick] out everyone!
GodzillaKart - 2/28/2013, 10:07 AM
@ACira: Well said.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/28/2013, 10:08 AM
ugh, who the [frick] is katey rich, and why the [frick] should i care what she says.
Durango95 - 2/28/2013, 10:09 AM
I think Woodleys casting as Mary Jane was great.Despite what many of you think,she is beautiful.The best thing is she can act!
AC1 - 2/28/2013, 10:10 AM
Nobody has a right to 'rebut' anything unless they are full aware of the circumstances behind the thing they are rebutting, and the context around which it was created.

It's shocking to think people actually believe Ror thinks that of Shailene Woodley, when it is absolutely clear he doesn't.

@Godzillafart I couldn't have put it better myself.
iJackSparrow - 2/28/2013, 10:10 AM
@HavocPrime

Thanks, buddy.

And for ACira and others claiming that RorMachine was just joking. If he was just joking or it was just a "satire" it's meaningless. As a power user and one of the most prominent writers on CBM he has responsabilities, one of those thinking before posting. Hell is full of good intentions like my grandma uses to say, and if you need to SPELL to most of people that you are joking or being satirical, you're failing at your attempt of being funny or satirical.

I can't defend Ror on this one simply because even if he meant differently, he should have thought what he was doing when he posted. With great power, comes great responsability.
FalafelVsShawarma - 2/28/2013, 10:12 AM
Brace yourself,Ror is coming...
campblood - 2/28/2013, 10:12 AM
she would have been a good choice for April o'neil
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