Controversy Surrounding Mark Ruffalo’s “Anything”

Mark Ruffalo, who was all excited to be the executive producer of a daring project, “Anything”, is now amidst a pool of controversy.

“Anything” is an upcoming movie starring the “White Collar” star, Matt Bomer, and is a story about a transgender female sex worker living in Los Angeles. However, the film is another case of the ‘trans face’ practice and the transgender community took to social media to oppose it.

The director and star of the Emmy nominated web series, “Her Story”, Jen Richards, being a transgender herself, was the most vocal of them all. She forthrightly took to Twitter, to relate the negative impacts of the ‘trans face’ practice in society, in a series of tweets. She said,

Further continued,

Mentioning her firm support in the exercise of “freedom” being an artist herself, Richards also declared in firmly believing that, “having trans people play trans people allows for more informed, subtle, authentic performance. It makes for BETTER ART, which is the point.” She went on to say, how she had auditioned for a role in “Anything”, and ended up not getting it.


On the other hand the Netflix sci-fi series “Sense 8” actress, Jamie Clayton, also joined in with Richards, and tweeted –

However, she was soon blocked and then unblocked by Matt Bomer, who perhaps, couldn’t take the criticism and suggestions on the right note.

Per contra, it was ultimately Ruffalo, who finally responded to all the slamming and flak in a somewhat positive way. He posted on his Twitter account a series of Tweets, that read –

He also reacted to the idea of Bomer’s role being recast, by saying –

“The movie is already shot and Matt poured his heart and soul into this part. Please have a little compassion. We are all learning.”

Well, Ruffalo, we definitely, do agree that everyone should be given their time to learn. But isn’t it time, for us all, to have learned to grow up and start treating people equally?

I do think it is.

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