The internet and social media wasn’t around back when…
66 Batman came out and while the main heroes wore spandex and suits, Catwoman was oversexualized in a skin tight leather costume. There would had been a sexist issue, objectifying women by prioritizing a suit and image of a female? Let’s be honest here.
89 Batman killing people would had generated a similar response to BvS haters and Titans haters alike “Why is everyone gothic is Burton’s films? Why is Gotham so dark, wth, why is Penguins blood black ink?”
Point is, the very few who do complain are going to make anything look bigger than what is and the hidden motives could be something like “I hate Affleck, he’s a horrid actor so, yeah… Imma hate it already just because of that” having that “I’m angry so I’ll tear down this film any way I can.” Proceeding to make alternate accounts and bug the people who worked on a film - as if that would change the film’s existence in any way.
In that way, I understand where Snyder is coming from. Keep in mind that Directors, writers, etc get trolled everyday due to people’s snide opinions, politics, whatever the case. I couldn’t imagine how much he’s had to hear to get him to this point. Even moreso as he doesn’t generally have a bad rep with handling fans or communication.
I agree that Batman doesn’t kill and stands for justice, he has a code but this isn’t any different from Superman being manipulated and turning into a killer in Injustice and Wonder Woman killing people left and right as well. Yet, Injustice was recieved well because it’s a video game and BvS wasn’t because it’s a movie. Another prime example of how the fanbase can have ridiculous double standards.
Yeah, I can’t blame the guy for giving such a response.