Feelings were hurt over the internet when Alamo Drafthouse announced that they would host a Women Only Screening of Wonder Woman. The good news? The Women Only Screening at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas sold out super fast. The bad news? It pissed off some menfolk on the internet and they took to their keyboards to let everyone know.
Anger erupted but it certainly wasn’t because the message was not clear about it being a Women Only screening. Alamo posted this description to go along with the event.
“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say ‘Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,’ we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.”
While women everywhere began to prep for their best Wonder Woman cosplay and accessories, some menfolk decided that this was quite unfair that they were being excluded from this screening.
@alamodenver Wow. A women's only screening of Wonder Woman? Looks like I may need to find another theater.
— Mark J. Banegas (@YtseJammer1977) May 25, 2017
— Patrick Lynch (@pwlynch) May 25, 2017
@mashable Too bad… men enjoy wonder woman more than women.
Somebody forgot to use common sense.🤣
— vasanthbalguri (@ExEnggiineer) May 25, 2017
Alamo did catch wind of all of the controversy and issued out an apology.
“Very sorry if you feel excluded,” Alamo tweeted to one upset user “We thought it might be kinda fun — for one screening — to celebrate a character who’s meant a great deal to women for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we’ve offended you.”
Of course, Alamo Drafthouse realizes that some situations call for apologies, while others call for a little salt.
It’s not clear if the offended individuals were planning on seeing the movie at any point previous to this announcement. However, I’m sure they can catch hundreds of other Wonder Woman screenings that will take place the weekend of June 2nd.
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