'Cartoonish' trans character leads to call for Zoolander 2 boycott


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The first trailer for ‘Zoolander 2’ has arrived
The new ‘Zoolander 2’ posters are selfie-tastic
An online petition created by Sarah Rose is urging for a boycott of the Ben Stiller film because of a new character played by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, a supermodel named “All.”
Rose writes, “In the *Zoolander 2 *trailer, an androgynous character played by Benedict Cumberbatch is asked by Zoolander and Hansel if he is a ‘male or female model,’ and if they ‘have a hot dog or a bun.’ Additionally, Cumberbatch’s character is clearly portrayed as an over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals. This is the modern equivalent of using blackface to represent a minority.”

Zoolander 2 accused of transphobia in new boycott petition | EW.com

The very idea of being transgender is cartoonish Frankly these people have mental problems and I have even read stories of those who had sex changes later wanting to undo it.


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I for one will be going to see he film as I loved the first Zoolander. This is just another reason to watch it a third time.