Anthony Mackie faces backlash from Marvel fans

Anthony Mackie has faced criticism from Marvel fans for his comments regarding the relationship between his character and Sebastian Stan’s.

Mackie and Stan star as superhero best friends Sam and Bucky in Marvel’s series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus.

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In the series, Sam and Bucky are depicted as having a close friendship with discussion from fans that perhaps the two characters share a romantic connection.

Mackie was asked about the fan speculation surrounding his character’s relationship with Stan during an appearance on Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast.

The actor, however, confirmed that the friendship is purely platonic.

“So many things are twisted and convoluted,” he said. “There’s so many things that people latch on to with their own devices to make themselves relevant and rational.”

“The idea of two guys being friends and loving each other in 2021 is a problem because of the exploitation of homosexuality,” Mackie continued.


“It used to be guys can be friends, we can hang out, and it was cool. You would always meet your friends at the bar, you know. You can’t do that anymore, because something as pure and beautiful as homosexuality has been exploited by people who are trying to rationalise themselves.”


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