Everyone’s Talking About Scar In Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’
Disney released a new trailer for The Lion King, and already fans are responding with mixed opinions about the new look of Scar.
The consensus seems to be that they made the new Scar look skinny and dirty, compared to his fabulosity in the original animated flick.
On the flip side, LGBT activists are saying it’s a good thing, given that Disney often uses male femininity to visually portray evil and a small move like this might help to separate the two in the minds of young children.
Regardless, Twitter has been going in all weekend:
Can't believe they've straightwashed Scar in the new Lion King film. Just another example of how Hollywood is failing on queer representation. pic.twitter.com/gSUQ9BIqzJ— Chris Godfrey (@ChrisPJGodfrey) April 10, 2019
live-action Scar is not wickedly sexy like the original Lion King cartoon babe was, so i'm out pic.twitter.com/4F3I3YOCqC— Anna Cafolla (@AnnaCafolla) April 10, 2019
I’m relieved that “The Lion King” put down the trope of using performed femininity and darkness as a way to visually communicate evil. It’s small, but the representations we consume can communicate a lot and Disney has been a notorious culprit of this.— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) April 10, 2019