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Petitioning Paramount Pictures and 6 others

"Avengers" Movie Slams Adoptees For A Cheap Laugh

A character in the movie goes on a killing spree. "He's adopted." is used to explain it. This cheap line for cheap laughs is a slap in the face to every adopted person. It implies there is something wrong with us simply because we are adopted.

Letter to
Paramount Pictures
Marvel Studios
Walt Disney Studios
and 4 others
Writer Zak Penn
Writer Jack Kriby
Producer/Writer Joss Whedon
Writer Stan Lee
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studio, Director/Writer Joss Whedon, Writer Jak Penn, Writer Stan Lee, and Writer Jack Kirby.

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Remove Adoptee Slam in "Avengers" movie.

In the new "Avengers" movie by Marvel Studios & Paramount Pictures and being distributed by Walt Disney Studios, the writers/producers (Joss Whedon, Zak Penn, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby) couldn't just go for story substance, but had to stoop into the gutter and use discriminatory humor for cheap laughs....

Thor is trying to explain to the others that Loki is his brother and his responsibility.

Black Widow points out, "He killed 80 people in 2 days."

Thor explains, "He's adopted."

This cheap line for cheap laughs is a slap in the face to every single adopted person. It implies there is something wrong with us simply because we are adopted. Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and the Walt Disney Studios should be ashamed of themselves and should remove this disgusting discriminatory line from this movie immediately.
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Sincerely,