AceShowbiz - A YouTube personality criticizes Alicia Vikander's body in "Tomb Raider" only to find himself getting hit back by Twitter users. TJ Kirk a.k.a. The Amazing Atheist suggested over the weekend that the Academy Award-winning actress wouldn't be considered a good Lara Croft because her lean and athletic body doesn't match the sexy version of the video game character.
"Do I have to be the a**hole who says her tits are too small for me to see her as Lara Croft? Do I have to be that guy? Do I have to be the one who f***ing says it? I guess I do. Sorry," he tweeted.
Do I have to be the asshole who says her tits are too small for me to see her as Lara Croft? Do I have to be that guy? Do I have to be the one who fucking says it?
I guess I do. Sorry. pic.twitter.com/5CsXwYFjBb— Amazing Atheist Guy (@amazingatheist) March 10, 2018
He clearly was not sorry as he added, "Casting a flat-chested b***h as Lara Croft is life casting me as Ron Jeremy. It doesn't work for obvious reasons."
Casting a flat-chested bitch as Lara Croft is life casting me as Ron Jeremy.
It doesn't work for obvious reasons.— Amazing Atheist Guy (@amazingatheist) March 11, 2018
He wrote in another post, "The only Tomb Raider game I've ever played was one of the new ones. I thought her breast reduction was noticeable and distracting there, and done for dishonest reasons. But this new actress is even flatter. It's very disheartening. Or at least distitening."
The only Tomb Raider game I've ever played was one of the new ones. I thought her breast reduction was noticeable and distracting there, and done for dishonest reasons.
But this new actress is even flatter. It's very disheartening. Or at least distitening. https://t.co/8zUQ9NCkt6— Amazing Atheist Guy (@amazingatheist) March 11, 2018
His sexist remarks quickly drew backlash from other Twitter users. "PSA: Being an a**hole is a choice made by a**holes," one wrote.
Another explained, "Even the original designers of Lara Croft said that the only reason her boobs were so big in the beginning is due to wanting to make her distinguishable as a female character with very limited polygons, and they're aware it looks unrealistic now. But sure, 'that guy.' "
"When Tomb Raider was released in 1996 [for console and PC], Lara Croft's boobs were triangular. Let's stop acting like the size/shape of a woman's breasts predict her ability to play Lara Croft. It doesn't really matter whether you 'see' Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft... she is, deal with it," another comment read.
"The people talking about Alicia's boobs being too small.... well, their opinions do not matter and neither do they, because this movie is not for them. It's for us. #tombraider #tombraidermovie," a fan commented.
Another added, "Dear fanboys, if you've never played this game and have no interest in doing so, quit whining about Lara/Vikander's boobs. Your opinion is not valid nor wanted. #TombRaider."
Original developers of the video game have admitted that the Lara Croft of the original 1996 "Tomb Raider" console and PC games had overly exaggerated proportions as the result of the restrictions posed by 32-bit consoles. Because long hair was difficult to realize in early video games, they enhanced the size of Croft's breasts and hips in order to distinguish her as a woman.
Angelina Jolie had to wear a 36D padded bra and hot pants for her roles as Croft in 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and 2003's "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life", though she wasn't into the idea. "They all knew that in casting me I was going to want her to be a woman that I'd like, that I didn't find stupid, that I didn't find demeaning. We weren't even going to put the shorts on. But I felt we had to for the game," she told the Boston Globe in 2001.