"F*ck, Marry, Kill: Zendaya, Kylie, Sommer Ray edition." A Twitter user says. Yep. Unfortunately, it happened.
1 August 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
A Twitter thread involving the sexist and offensive game, "F**k, Marry or Kill," is gaining popularity, and this time, the choices are Zendaya, Sommer Ray and Kylie Jenner.
Wait, what? What's this game?
Basically, it's an age-old game where people chooses out of 3 celebrities (or people) who they'd rather sleep with, marry, or kill.
Yes. It's a sexist and offensive game, and it includes objectifying the people involved. It's also based purely on looks.
And unfortunately, when you search for any of these celebrities on Twitter, i.e. Zendaya, Sommer Ray and Kylie Jenner, it's filled with tweets with people saying who they'll 'f**k, marry, or kill'.
And it's very derogatory.
Who else remembers the game 'Smash or Pass?'
Uh huh. It's a similar game where you look at pictures of people and decide whether you would "smash" (sleep with), or "pass" (not sleep with).
It was a trend a few years ago, and almost every YouTuber was doing it. But then people started to slam the game, saying that it objectified people and looked at them as sex objects.
And we all know people are more than just their looks, right?
So, what message does the game send? That your looks are the only thing that's important? And how does it make the people who weren't chosen feel?
...That they're not beautiful? And that no one would want to "sleep" with them? Not that that's a compliment anyway.
And the same can be said if it was the other way round, i.e. if the celebrities were males. It's still objectifying them, and there's only one so-called 'winner'. The one people choose to marry, or the one people choose to 'smash'.
And even then, it's still an insult because the one chosen is supposed to feel 'honoured' to have been 'chosen' by whoever it was.
Do you see what we're getting at here?
If that wasn't bad enough, even IGN Entertainment is taking up the trend. They recently did a short interview with the cast of Avengers: Infinity War and during it, they played the game, 'F*ck, Marry, Kill: Captain America (Chris Evans), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)'.
And it was obvious that the cast didn't like the game.
Chris Pratt calmly stated that it had a swear word in it.
"Oh, I don't like this game because it has the F word in it.
Winston Duke looked unamused at the question and clearly thought the game was inappropriate considering that this was a Disney movie.
"This is a Disney movie. I think it's going to be 'Hug', 'Give a birthday cake', or 'take on a free vacation."
While Don Cheadle answered sarcastically.
"I don't know 'Marry Kill' [person]. All those dudes' been with her?"
The rest of the Avengers cast answered the question hesitantly, and they definitely seemed awkward.
However, there was one member of the cast who answered casually.
Tom Holland (Spider-Man) went along with the question and didn't show any particular surprise at it.
It appears that Tom's used to the game.
And it makes sense because it's even in his movie script. Spider-Man: Homecoming has a scene where a group of girls take part in the game, and whether they would "F*ck, Marry or Kill: Thor, Hulk and Iron Man".
And it's such a shame that all these movies and media are normalising the game. If only more people could see the damaging effect this game has, and if more people called it out, then perhaps we would take a step towards a much more healthier world.
Because, really. No one wins in this game.
And we all deserve to win.
...So else who's with us?
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.