It’s about fucking mutants stop trying to making this meaningful.

Media—comics, film, literature, video games—exist for us to find our own meaning and value in it. Especially mutants, which are a super powerful and accessible metaphor for nearly anyone who has ever felt maligned for reasons beyond their control. Shut up.

The X-Men have been an allegory for racism ever since their creation you fucking idiot

If that hasn’t been blatantly obvious from the first issue you picked up, then I don’t know what kinda shit you’re on.

Also, fun fact, the movies show the divide between humans and mutants as an allegory for the LGBT+ civil rights movement going on now.

In a facebook post by X-Men movie writer Zach Stentz:

And in an interview on why he chose to play Magneto, Sir Ian McKellan said:

"I was sold it by Bryan [Singer, the director of the X-Men movies] who said, ‘Mutants are like gays. They’re cast out by society for no good reason. And, as in all civil rights movements, they have to decide: Are they going to take the Xavier line — which is to somehow assimilate and stand up for yourself and be proud of what you are, but get on with everybody — or are you going to take the alternative view — which is, if necessary, use violence to stand up for your own rights. And that’s true. I’ve come across that division within the gay rights movement.”

Just saying

Marvel has always been about seeing yourself within the characters. Spider-man even though he has super powers, has every day life problems. Making the right decisions, money issues, relationship issues, etc. etc. X-men have always been about discrimination. Whether it’s Race, gender, or sexual orientation. If you don’t like it, go read/watch DC movies about billionaires and aliens.

The very reason why I loved the X-Men from the beginning is because of the fact that they are so diverse.

It’s because I saw myself represented-brown skin, gruff, nerdy, hot-headed.

This series means the world to me, out means the world to all of us considered “weird, outcasts, freaks” all of us who are “different”. The best thing about the whole series is that it let us know at a very young age how OKAY IT IS/WAS to be DIFFERENT.

It taught more love and acceptance than most of the required curriculum reading I’ve ever put my hands on.

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