The Insider recently posted an article, showing us exactly what superheroes would look like with more “realistic” body styles. And by more realistic, they mean chubby, a dad-bod, and even possibly pregnant? It makes little sense to me, but are more realistic body styles needed when it comes to the fantasy world of comics? Isn’t this a form of escapism that we should be able to enjoy? Some think not apparently. Some think this is giving young children negative body issues, but to how?
I personally think this is a form of idealized escapism, enjoyed and consumed by many, and shouldn’t be changed. I need to be able to enjoy this form of media, and not nitpick at non-issue unrelated to how we see ourselves. Below, I go through all my reasons in the accompanying video, along with even more of the pictures included in the article.