Netflix Stops Calling Thanos a Sociopath Due to Escalating Fan Backlash
Netflix has erased the “intergalactic sociopath” line from their Avengers: Infinity War description. The movie landed on the streaming platform Christmas day and some users found difficulty accessing it at first, which led to an uproar on social media. When the dust from that incident settled, some Marvel Cinematic Universe fans didn’t like the fact that the description called Thanos a sociopath. It started a mini debate on social media with fans arguing about the definition of sociopath vs. psychopath and arguing whether the Mad Titan was right or wrong.
After a few days of the arguments taking place, Netflix quietly changed the description of Infinity War on their site. The new description reads: “Invader. Annihilator. So-called savior. As Thanos moves ever closer to omnipotence, the fate of the universe rests with the Avengers.” This is actually a much better fit for the movie than the previous description, which seemed to be having a bit too much fun. Netflix has not made a statement about their decision to change the description at this time.
The arrival of Infinity War on Netflix was a pretty big deal for some people who have not seen the movie. It was pretty interesting to hear people’s reactions to the end of the movie after fans had been talking about it since April. Additionally, the rollout for the movie was a bit rocky, which led to some pretty funny social media interactions between Netflix and subscribers. When some subscribers weren’t able to stream the movie, the company suggested that they logout of their accounts and then log back in. If that didn’t work, they said that praying to Thanos for forgiveness might be a good alternative.