Much to the chagrin of fans and comic-book readers, Marvel recently revealed that one of its most prominent superheroes, Captain America/Steve Rogers, has always been an agent of the infamous terrorist organisation Hydra.
However, though the new storyline starting with Captain America #1 is undoubtedly unique and is an interesting take on the renowned superhero's past, it seems fans didn't find the latest developments all that pleasant.
A few days ago, #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend went viral as fans created a petition to request Disney for giving a male love interest to Rogers in order to make the Marvel characters more "gay-friendly."
Now, the Captain is in the news once again as fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger, with some terming the move as absolutely unnecessary and a desperate attempt by Marvel to garner more audience. Here are some of the Twitter reactions by the fans over Captain being shown in bad light:
Geek culture is the one that's turned into a supervillian, not Captain America. When did we become the bullies?
â€” Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) May 26, 2016
A Captain America story where Steve's always been in Hydra is like a Batman story where 8 year old Bruce hired Joe Chill to kill his parents
â€” Alex Knapp (@TheAlexKnapp) May 26, 2016
People were more outraged about gay Captain America than they are about Nazi Captain America and that's how I know Trump can win.
â€” OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 25, 2016