Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I've been listening to The Boys produced by the Graphic Audio. Better than the film; more irreverent; the Butcher character is even more profane and disrespectful, while the Hughie character is Scottish. It's a pleasure to listen to the actors playing these two. But what caught me by surprise is that in the topsy-turvy world, where the parodied superheroes are villains, there are still clear signposts of the modern political/moral landscape. Republicans, bad. NRA, bad. And then, out of nowhere, comes this (fourth plate):

"Well, there go the Seven. Off to make the world safe for white people again."

Said by a contemptuous Brit, in a comic published between 2006 and 2012. All the more bewildering because he is not what you would call a woke character; he freely uses gay slurs, for example.

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