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‘I Won’t Make Edgelord Material For Incels,’ The Boys Showrunner Says

He aims to make the show inclusive and relevant to today’s society.

‘The Boys’ showrunner Eric Kripke recently shared that he’s not aiming to make ‘edgelord material for incels’ with the show.

In an interview with Variety, Kripke discussed how ‘The Boys’ become more political by reflecting real-world issues. Kripke understands that these political themes might turn off some viewers, but he believes the audience should decide for themselves whether they want to watch the show.

He also talked about the ‘bad fans’ who support villains like Homelander. Kripke finds it strange that anyone would root for Homelander:

“I have to believe that the ‘bad fans’ are a very small minority. Because I don’t know how you root for Homelander. When the guy is slurping up breast milk, and being the weakest character in the show over and over and over again and being like – he’s not even particularly macho. He’s weird. He’s weird and thin-skinned, and I don’t know how you look at that guy and you’re like, ‘That’s my guy.'”

Kripke then made it clear that he doesn’t want ‘The Boys’ to be ‘edgelord material for incels.’ Instead, he wants the show to appeal to a wide audience, which is why he focuses on strong female characters:

“Part of it just comes from the practical considerations of, hey, I want a really big tent, and I don’t want to do some edgelord thing. I don’t want to make edgelord material for incels, or whatever. I want something for everybody. And so I was like, we really need to muscle up the female characters.”

He Defends Moriarty Against Trolls

In the interview, Kripke also defended Erin Moriarty from trolls who criticized her appearance. He stated that trolls should stop their hateful comments and leave Moriarty alone:

“I get that that person is in the public eye, and you’re allowed to say, I like that performance. I don’t like that performance. I like that show. I don’t like that show. That actor works for me. They don’t work for me. Obviously, we all do. But when it starts to become these personal attacks on who they are, and when [frick]ing Megyn Kelly wants to talk about it, it’s really not fair because they’re not in a position that they can fight back. So yeah, all the trolls really can eat a bag of d*cks and f*ck off to the sun. I reiterate that comment.”

His defense of Moriarty received positive feedback from many.

Kripke also praised Antony Starr’s performance as Homelander in Season 4 and called it one of the best and scariest. He believes Starr deserves an Emmy for his work on the show.

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