Fans are rushing to the defense of Tom Holland after he came under fire for a bold scene in the miniseries The Crowded Room.
The latest episode of the AppleTV+ series created an uproar on the internet after Twitterati started a trend against the Marvel star with the hashtag “NotMySpiderman.”
Holland’s fans were bemused over the backlash and pointed out that previous Spider-Man actors Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield have also played LGBTQ+ characters onscreen.
No way people are saying “not my Spider-Man” about Tom Holland because of The Crowded Room. Then who is your Spider-Man because they’ve all played LGBT roles at some point 😭
— Joe (@hzjoe03) July 15, 2023
— Jojo | #NW The Crowded Room on AppleTV (@jojoannarvin) July 14, 2023
Earlier, the friendly neighborhood web-slinger weighed in on the negative reviews of the series.
“The message of the show, which can speak to so many different issues, is that asking for help should be something that we as a society celebrate,” Holland told Unilad’s Get a Job.
“It’s an act of bravery,” adding, “Standing up and asking for help is not something you should be ashamed of, and I hope that this show can represent that in a truthful and authentic, and most importantly, sensitive way.”