Amazon Prime just released a new promotional video for The Boys spin-off series, Gen V, with Chance Perdomo, one of the prominent stars of the show, edited out of the promotional footage. Perdomo’s removal follows a social media backlash prompted by the actor’s activities on social media, like following and liking controversial posts and social media accounts.
Chance Perdomo has been edited out of a recent promotional video for The Boys spinoff Gen V.
As of yet, Chance Perdomo is still a cast member of The Boys spin-off, Gen V, the show’s official X page shared a recently edited promotional video featuring most of the core cast except Perdomo. One actor has been cropped out of the shot altogether—which is evident by a stray arm and leg that vaguely make their way into the shot next to Lizze Broadway. Now, those who have seen the previous unedited footage know that the arm and leg belong to Chance Perdomo.
There’s still no official statement by Amazon Prime or any of the parties involved in the controversial matter of Chance Perdomo’s social media activities.
While still appearing in Season 1 of The Boys spin-off, the Gen V star has come under fire on social media for liking and following publicly deemed controversial content, including Andrew Tate, and a number of pages and online personalities deemed misogynistic and transphobic. Chance Perdomo also reportedly expressed controversial opinions regarding vaccines and Johnny Depp‘s live-streamed defamation case.
The Boys‘ Gen V centers on the Godolkin University, which is a breeding ground for up-and-coming heroes in The Boy’s universe, and Chance Perdomo is part of the core cast of actors. Perdomo portrays Andre Andreson, a powerful Supe with magnetic powers and a son of the famous Supe known as Polarity. His character works hard to live up to his family name and his father’s legacy throughout the season.
There’s still no official statement by Amazon Prime or any of the parties involved in the controversial matter of Chance Perdomo’s social media activities. Up until recently, Chance Perdomo was also very involved in the show’s marketing.
Perdomo portrays Andre Andreson, a powerful Supe with magnetic powers and a son of the famous Supe known as Polarity.
It’s worth noting that Gen V wasn’t officially renewed for Season 2, so it’s difficult to say whether Amazon aims to replace Chance Perdomo or if the studio is waiting for the backlash to cool down. Amazon might have to make some hard decisions here; as seen from the infamous Depp vs. Heard affair, Disney dropped Depp almost immediately due to the actor’s perceived guilt. However, the company realized that the franchise wouldn’t do without Depp, so they offered the actor $301 million to return to the franchise once the dust settled.
Of course, we can’t really compare Pirates of the Caribbean to The Boys and Gen V, nor can we compare their respective stars. But Depp’s case goes far to show that social media backlashes, like the ones against Chance Perdomo, could eventually go in the opposite direction.