A video shared on social media included a clip from Spider Man’s new Play Station 4 game “Marvel’s Spider-Man”, claiming to show a woman with headscarf as she refuses to hug and shake hands with Spider Man.
Shared by a Twitter account, the claim was retweeted more than 13 thousand times and liked by 16 thousand users. The same claim was also shared on Reddit.
While it is true that the character wearing the headscarf does not hug Spidey, the other characters that do not wear any headscarves also do not hug the superhero.
Posts on social media websites like Reddit and YouTube included a clip from the game and claimed that the woman with headscarf does not hug Spider-Man, putting an emphasizing that she was the sole character in the game that does not do so.
Published for the Play Station 4, Marvel’s Spider-Man was released worldwide on September 7th, 2018. Clips taken during the game show Spider-Man approaching a woman with the headscarf for a handshake and a hug as she is walking, but the character refuses as she takes a step back. These clips were shared claiming that the character purposefully refused to hug Spider Man.
Other characters also refuse handshake at times
Different videos shared by other users on YouTube show that female characters in the game refuse to hug or shake hands with Spidey at times.
A gaming YouTube channel called Massive G shared a video of 120 minutes with a live record of the game, where Spider Man tries to hug and shake hands with another female character but she backs up.
Later on, Spider-Man shakes hands with other male and female characters.
Another video posted by a gamer shows Spider-Man shaking hands with a character standing at the side way.
Another gamer shared a video clip of Spider Man shaking hands with another male character with the title “secret hand shake”.
Here is another video showing Spider-Man shaking hands.
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