Jezebel, a Feminist Website, Gets Skewered for Asking Where Is Chun-Li In New Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat starring Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade.

Internet sleuths took to Twitter to ask where Johnny Cage in the new Mortal Kombat trailer that was launched this morning.

Jezebel, a “supposedly” feminist website, took it further by noticing missing characters in the trailer. Particularly, it took issue that one of the most beloved female fighting video game characters—Chun-Li—is not in the trailer.

The author addressed this in her article titled, “Who Forgot to Invite Chun-Li to the Mortal Kombat?”

The problem?

Chun-Li is a Street Fighter character and not part of the Mortal Kombat universe.

“But being the astute film critic that I am I immediately clocked a glaring error in the film. Where in all the realms is Chun-Li? If there is a battle for the fate of Earth then don’t we need all the greatest warriors gathered, which would include Chun-Li and her spinning bird kick that can knock a man’s head clean off?” wrote Shannon Melero, a staff writer on Jezebel. “Sounds like a pretty big plot hole to me that the ultimate street fight is supposed to be won by a ragtag team helmed by Sonya Blade, no offense to the Sonya stans.”

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Of course, readers of Jezebel and Mortal Kombat fans took immediate notice. They probably contacted the site for the correction, which was issued hours later.

“Update 4:39 p.m.: Jezebel has discovered the answer to our question about Chun Li’s erasure, and it is that Chun Li is not part of the Mortal Kombat megaverse. Wow!” stated as part of the correction at the end of the article.

Was it clickbait? Was it a joke or satire? Or was it an honest mistake?

Nonetheless, maybe it should raise the question of making a cross-over film event of Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter down the road.

Mortal Kombat releases nationwide in theaters, IMAX, and for a limited time on April 16 and on HBO Max for 31 days from the theatrical release.

Source: Jezebel

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