France To Ban Masked Superheroes – UK To Follow?

France To Ban Masked Superheroes – UK To Follow?Today, the French Parliament vote on a law to ban what is commonly known as the burqa, the face veil that hides a Muslim woman's body and face, And now British Conservative MP, Philip Hollobone is to introduce legislation to the British Parliament to do the same in the UK.

And while there is much debate over Islamophobia, xenophobia, human rights, tolerance, freedom of expression, freedom of forced dress, no one will consider how this will affect the superhero.

I know, shocking.

Take Fantomex. A popular French member of the X-Men (and more news about him later today), who very much wears what you might describe as a bloke-a – an all white costuime that covers and hides the body and face, except for a small strip for the eyes.

As for British superheroes, Captain Britain became much less popular when he went from being masked to being unmasked. So much so that his comic book was cancelled.

France To Ban Masked Superheroes – UK To Follow?France To Ban Masked Superheroes – UK To Follow?

And in the real world, how will this affect Hallowe'en? Cosplay? Protesting against Scientology or marching in protest to Parliament wearing V For Vendetta Guy Fawkes masks?

France To Ban Masked Superheroes – UK To Follow?

Come on French politicians, just think it through. What would Spider-Man do? Hmm? Exactly.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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