The adorable image quickly went viral!
It is such an amazing time to be a comics fan with kids. #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/B2DG3C4FDo— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552145898.0
A couple of days later, Taylor returned to Twitter. Apparently, after posting the photo, sexist critics of Captain Marvel had begun using the image to try and portray the film as belittling towards men.
The author wouldn't stand for this, and began a new thread with a message to the movie's detractors:
Quick thread. A couple of days ago, I shared this image of my youngest son looking at a picture of #CaptainMarvel.… https://t.co/WNOmguPeSx— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552324558.0
...But it blew me away that people could see this picture, and use it to launch an attack. As a writer for… https://t.co/70O4HYuHT1— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552324761.0
Tearing down a movie because it stars a woman is exactly what your favorite heroes would fight against.
...A friendly rivalry can be fun, but I will never understand those who feel they have to put down one hero to boos… https://t.co/Mdd8ST05zG— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552325094.0
...What you’re into isn’t threatened by what others are into. The world is a big place. There’s room for everything… https://t.co/i3D4jGwao6— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552325204.0
Being a fan of one thing, like DC's Shazam (sometimes known as Captain Marvel himself) doesn't mean you have to be attacking Marvel's Captain Marvel.
...Champion what you love, but not at the expense of others. Everyone needs someone to look up to, and everyone des… https://t.co/IQ4WjzKX3q— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552325275.0
If anyone has the understanding of both characters to arbitrate this argument, it's Taylor.
And, yes, I have written #CaptainMarvel a few times, but to the many people trying to explain to me who #Shazam is.… https://t.co/kyKb9kP29d— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor) 1552325467.0
Many on Twitter sounded off in support of Taylor's message of tolerance.
@TomTaylorMade I completely agree with this statement! I will never understand people that like Beast From xmen bu… https://t.co/l3QkDieZx8— Juan Chango Wences (@Juan Chango Wences) 1552325350.0
@TomTaylorMade Well said. Totally agree with you. In my opinion you can't say you're a true fan of comics if you do… https://t.co/td2klxLQLD— Chris V (@Chris V) 1552328018.0
Many others also posted pictures of the positive impact Captain Marvel made on their children!
@TomTaylorMade Right there with you, great daddy/daughter date night! These pics are so fun to see. @brielarson… https://t.co/uvkXs9ywaK— Sam Beall (@Sam Beall) 1552190390.0
@TomTaylorMade Damn right. https://t.co/yoEgG5BzFo— AndyBurns@BiffBamPop (@AndyBurns@BiffBamPop) 1552149632.0
@TomTaylorMade https://t.co/5wgp8XZQfy— Irate ‘That’s Colonel Sparklefists To You’ Corvus (@Irate ‘That’s Colonel Sparklefists To You’ Corvus) 1552154899.0
@TomTaylorMade Hell yes! Her shirt says girl power. https://t.co/qKsc4PPj4Z— Melinda Gonzalez (@Melinda Gonzalez) 1552285807.0
Many young boys and girls love the new, awesome superhero, regardless of her gender.
@TomTaylorMade We truly live in amazing times, when our kids can look at those bigger than life heroes in awe. https://t.co/xxf9ES7z8V— Bruno Patatas (@Bruno Patatas) 1552378286.0
@TomTaylorMade 🌟 https://t.co/Fwu5WR2mKV— Mahek (@Mahek) 1552151604.0
@TomTaylorMade That we are in an era in which little boys are able to look up to superheroes who are women without… https://t.co/LbxINzNsVo— Lori Hyrup ︽✵︽ (@Lori Hyrup ︽✵︽) 1552161910.0
Having strong females represented in movies doesn't mean men are being attacked.
@LoriHyrup @TomTaylorMade I looked up to Wonder Woman 40 years ago but that may have been because I was in love wit… https://t.co/KMv8UW8dmC— Chance Ervin (@Chance Ervin) 1552187176.0
Let people enjoy what they enjoy.
@TomTaylorMade @Marvel To all of the people crapping on this tweet: 1) Whether the movie is good or not is a matter… https://t.co/j9gMFVjpe9— Joshof13thfloor (@Joshof13thfloor) 1552148493.0
I loved this photo and anyone spreading hate, go for a walk. Make something. Just stop. We're all full up on crazy… https://t.co/0VaxLY5egc— Julie Benson (@Julie Benson) 1552326043.0
At the end of the day, it looks like Captain Marvel's haters are just going to have to cool it. The movie drew in $455 million its opening weekend, making it a bonafide blockbuster.
Carol Danvers will almost be certainly be returning for a sequel, which most people are very eager to see!
#CaptainMarvel earned $455 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, the sixth-highest worldwide opening… https://t.co/wC867ilBMz— Twitter Moments (@Twitter Moments) 1552248199.0