Outrage As MP Wears Captain Marvel Jacket In Parliament

Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

A Mexican MP has sparked outrage online after she appeared in parliament wearing a jacket with superhero Captain Marvel on it.

Carmen Bautista Pelaez, 28, who is a federal deputy for the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca and describes herself as a ‘community activist’, posted the photo on Twitter with the message: “I was the Captain of the Ordinary Session. I am ready to overcome the challenges.”

In the image, the MP is seen wearing a jacket in the style of the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel, who appeared in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie earlier this year.

Picture Credit: CEN/@carmenbautistaz

The photo triggered an angry response on social media with many netizens considering the MP’s choice of clothing to be inappropriate and childish.

Twitter user ‘MikePishon’ wrote: “There are better moments and places where you can wear such an outfit – which does not suit you at all by the way.”

Netizen ‘MigueArtinano’ said: “I am ashamed that our public servants appear to have no common sense.”

‘SaraRamirezM20’ commented: “If she had worn that in any other job, she would have been dismissed.”

However, journalist Pepe Pulido said: “I approve of MP Bautista using a powerful image of Carol Danvers to convey a message of strength.”

The MP responded to the online criticism with the message: “It is unfortunate that people today use someone’s appearance and dress to judge them.”

Bautista Pelaez studied a law at the Benito Juarez University in Oaxaca and she has been an MP since August 2018 for the left-wing political party Morena. She is also a member of the ‘Vulnerable Groups Attention Committee’ in the Mexican government.

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