14 sci-fi movie boycotts (and what turned people into protesters)

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Marc Bernardin
Jun 25, 2015

As the old saying goes, you can't please all of the people all of the time. And then there are people who seem to want to be upset and who direct their fury at big honking pop-cultural topics and demand that others join in a boycott. Occasionally, these protesters have a point. But sometimes ... well, you'll see with this rundown of offenses and offenders.

Sometimes people call for boycotts for reasons that seem perfectly understandable—the Last Airbender call to action comes to mind, as does the idea that, perhaps, Marvel should've taken better care of the original architects of its success (regardless of what Jack Kirby or Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich's original contracts may have said).

And then there are the other ones, born of misguided fans, perceived slights or just straight-up hate speech.