In the new episode, Mallory (Renée Elise Goldsberry) and Nikki (Ginger Gonzaga) stumble upon a section of a website (one that looks suspiciously like Reddit) full of She-Hulk haters under the banner “Cancel She-Hulk,” complete with memes and images of both She-Hulk and her counterpart Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) with their eyes crossed out. Nikki convinces the users to let her in by copying and pasting things men have said to her on the internet, accessing this treasure trove of hate. “Guilty of dressing like a man,” reads one of the memes on the site that seems particularly hung up on outdated gender roles — demonstrating the types of comments that, indeed, the show typically gets online from these exact groups.
Sure enough, over on Twitter, certain people were already digging into the show just a few hours after the episode’s launch. Needless to say, though, this criticism of a female-centered superhero show, which places the subject of female empowerment at the center of its narrative, isn’t just unsurprising — it was fully anticipated, and viewers of “She-Hulk” should anticipate more such digs in upcoming episodes.