If you were to ask the whole of America what your favorite Christmas movie is, the most popular answer would likely be Love Actually or Home Alone.
But if we’re to listen to Twitter, we should stop watching the classic rom-com, because it’s seriously problematic, and you probably didn’t notice.
The movie’s synopsis reads:
Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
As people start watching Christmas movies, Twitter is being flooded with feminists who’ve noticed how wrong the movie is.
One viewer wrote:
Watching #LoveActually for the first time this season. It’s problematic for several reasons: fat-shaming a beautiful woman for no reason, Mark’s gross voyeuristic obsession with his best friends wife
Watching #LoveActually for the first time this season. It’s problematic for several reasons: fat-shaming a beautiful woman for no reason, Mark’s gross voyeuristic obsession with his best friends wife, etc. (1/3)
— Sarah Hagen (@sarahgray520) December 17, 2021
People trying to cancel the movie has sparked huge debate on the social media platform.
After years of struggling with the problematic aspects of #LoveActually, we watched it tonight with unadulterated joy again. Suck it, haters.
— Stephanie Thompson (@Stefaniya) December 21, 2021
Watched a bit of #LoveActually because Christmas and was reminded of the greatest film critique ever written in case you didn't realise how riddled with holes and problematic content this movie is. Hugh Grant for PM though. https://t.co/WZuJybseXG
— Jenny Hicken ? (@GreatNorthMum) December 21, 2021
one thing about love actually is that it’s so full of fat shaming and relationships with problematic power dynamics that sometimes they have to do both in the same line and it gets very confusing
— god rest ye! merry gentlemen (@fauxparse) December 23, 2021
So we might be best sticking to Home Alone, although I’m sure that’ll be canceled soon for either glamorising abandoning a child or something.