Humble and beloved filmmaker Kevin Smith weighed in on the controversy surrounding Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. Befitting his current status as levelheaded elder statesman and maker of fun silly latex horror movies, Smith had this to say:
Current #CaptainAmerica story could be fun but won’t be canon change, because THIS guy could never be a Hydra agent.
It’s refreshing to see a reasonable take on this mocktroversy, audiences have been conditioned to make hot takes and play out outrage theatrics as they relate to the fast half-life of social media content, so much so that we apply the behavior to every new topic. This is cognitive dissonance and it makes light of and obscures the actual things that outrage should be reserved for and squanders the energy necessary to rectify them.
My wrestling people can recognize a simple by the book heel turn, and I for one will enjoy watching the writers unravel this particularly fraught knot.