SPIDER-MAN Video Game's Mary Jane Face Model Reveals She's Been Dealing With Harassment From Fans

SPIDER-MAN Video Game's Mary Jane Face Model Reveals She's Been Dealing With Harassment From Fans SPIDER-MAN Video Game's Mary Jane Face Model Reveals She's Been Dealing With Harassment From Fans

Stephanie Tyler Jones, who has been used as Mary Jane Watson's face model in the Spider-Man games, has taken to social media to reveal she's been dealing with harassment from over-eager fans. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Jan 11, 2024 10:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man PS4
Source: GameFragger.com

Stephanie Tyler Jones, the actress and model whose likeness has been used for Mary Jane Watson in Insomniac's Spider-Man video games, has shared a post on Instagram detailing some of the recent issues she's had with fans. 

Explaining that "some followers crossed boundaries," she added that one even left her multiple voicemails "wanting to speak with me and requesting I call back" at her workplace. Understandably comparing the experience to stalking, Jones went on to request that Spider-Man fans respect her boundaries moving forward.

"I appreciate the love for my role in the Spider-Man games and the positive response to my version of MJ has gotten over the years," she wrote. "However, I am no longer an actively auditioning actor or model."

"My skincare page is not for Spider-Man or MJ fans. Bottom line is that I came into work this morning and immediately felt unsafe and uncomfortable hearing those voicemails."

"Please respect that I am a human being trying to make a living just like you, and I kindly ask for boundaries to not be crossed," Jones concluded. "Messages will not be answered, I will block you if you make me feel uncomfortable and you can unfollow me if this disappoints you."

James Stevenson, community director at Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games, also weighed in on social media, adding: "I shouldn't have to say this, but don't harass game developers, voice actors, mo-cap performers, or face models (or anyone else). Don't message them directly, and especially don't track down phone numbers or personal information in an attempt to contact them."

Over the years, we've seen Mary Jane become one of the Spider-Man franchise's biggest targets when it comes to fan frustration. Part of that is down to those divisive side missions in the first instalment, though there have inevitably - and unfortunately - been those who took issue with the character's physical appearance (and the fact she isn't a busty supermodel like the character's comic book counterpart). 

You can read Jones' full statement below along with Stevenson's response:

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harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 1/11/2024, 10:03 PM
whoever modeled her face in the game should get fired and then hired for disney
Amuro
Amuro - 1/12/2024, 6:35 AM
@harryba11zack -

What are you saying ? She DOES look like a young Annette O'Toole.

Wait, what ? Annette O'Toole was not the model ?

bobevanz
bobevanz - 1/11/2024, 10:05 PM
So many entitled losers. Social media messed it all up
DarkeyeZ
DarkeyeZ - 1/12/2024, 7:28 AM
@bobevanz - first true thing I have ever seen you post. I've had the flu for a few days and am running a fever, so I wouldn't be surprised if I am imagining this.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 1/11/2024, 10:06 PM
Highflyer
Highflyer - 1/11/2024, 10:07 PM
Those fans are creepy asf.
noahthegrand
noahthegrand - 1/11/2024, 10:11 PM
Surely no one will say anything batshit insane in the comments. No, comicbookmovie.com is of course better than that…
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 1/11/2024, 10:16 PM
@noahthegrand - Yes sir, We got standards to maintain here and respect.
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 1/11/2024, 10:13 PM
Seems Insomniac is giving Capcom a run for their money in terms of how inconsistent their face models are.
theprophet
theprophet - 1/12/2024, 12:48 AM
@MCUKnight11 - even tho that's the same face model just tweaked to look like actual Chris from previous games.
Gmoney84
Gmoney84 - 1/11/2024, 10:15 PM
Look at how some of you on this website carry the flag of toxic fandom. All this hatred because you don’t like some silly comic book bullshit. Bunch of sad basement dwellers.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 1/11/2024, 10:23 PM
@Gmoney84 - And most are grown men who use choice words like "woke" and "Me-She-U". The same incels who hate all things Marvel but pay a month subscription to Disney+ to watch a show to bash it in the comment section. Weirdos.
dagenspear
dagenspear - 1/11/2024, 10:31 PM
@SonOfAGif - Involuntary celibacy has nothing to do with anything. It's just people acting like jerks. It exists for man or woman, pro Marvel/anti-marvel, feminist or not, any skin color, celibate or not. Normal humans hurting others, because they're seemingly not listening to God Word the Holy Bible, which says, "honor all people".

It's far from new and it doesn't take a human based side.
DarthAlgar
DarthAlgar - 1/11/2024, 10:36 PM
@SonOfAGif - You lost any credibility when you used the word "incel".

You're no better than the type of people you mention. Much like them you all also have you own limited vocabulary of "incel", "nazi", and "fascist".
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/11/2024, 10:39 PM
@SonOfAGif - ohhh there he goes again. Dont make me break you down again true believer. Why do you go right to name calling? What post in this thread made you generalize people you disagree with as an "incel." Its like I told you when you threw out bigot. Why dont you go to the poster you disagree with and tell them why instead of replying to someone you think agrees with you to spread your hate. Go on, go ahead. I see most of these posts achknowledging this is unacceptable. Where are they saying MSHEU or this post is woke or any of that?
Itwasme
Itwasme - 1/11/2024, 10:41 PM
@AvalonX - so you take offense to what he said? Why?
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 1/11/2024, 10:47 PM
@DarthAlgar - Incel, Nazi, Fascist, and so on are real words and real types of people. Choice words like "Woke and Me-She-U" are made up words for the folks who constantly bash women, diversity, and same sex characters.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 1/11/2024, 10:50 PM
@AvalonX - I truly don't understand how you got triggered over me calling most Toxic users grown men. It seems like you felt personally attacked when you weren't even tagged. Perhaps you are one of those toxic grown men who felt the need to send death threats to a video game model. You folks need therapy.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/11/2024, 10:51 PM
@Gmoney84 - shit has been gestating on this site for the last few years
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/11/2024, 10:52 PM
@Itwasme - Because he led with that with no actual argument of a person who actual said such a thing. Just like he always does. If its not incel, its bigot. Go debate who you disagree with and on substance. Not just stereo typing people you disagree with because you think you are in the majority and will be backed up on essentially what you are accusing others for.

My reply to you is a perfect example. I suspect we don't agree but I debated and gave you an explanation based on what you said. I didn't assume and call you a name. Its actually ok to disagree. I dont think its ok to do hit and runs with insults like bigot, incel or whatever.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 1/11/2024, 10:56 PM
@AvalonX - You're making absolutely no sense. I made a comment not attacking a user or calling a user out. But here you are again begging me to do so. I made a general comment saying most Toxic users are grown men. You were not tagged or mentioned once but yet you felt the need to be offended, targeted, and defend the toxic grown men community from ridicule.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/11/2024, 11:04 PM
@SonOfAGif - There you go again. Just like the last thread. You don't debate because you're a fraud and a hater who thinks its ok because you have some moral high ground. Who are you to call a group of people you cant seem to reference, toxic? Who is this post was toxic to you? You ignore my question. Where is the poster who you are accusing of being toxic, MSHEU or woke? Isnt that what you said? Their are incels you said? My issue isn't your position, its how you act. The nature of your posting is what you acuse others of. Its the toxicity you acuse others of doing. Now, on this issue. I wrote a post below. We actually agree on this. Maybe you disagree with everything and you are welcome to debate it. Thats what the message board is for.

Dude, you'll find this group of people you think you hate so much? You probably have more in common with then you think. Like I told you in the other thread. You called me a bigot without knowing that I am in fact in a biracial marriage and have biracial children. If you didnt lead with bigot, you might have learned that.

Thats why I tagged you. The issue with this site is there are traditionlists that the comic book and CBM movie used to be comprised of. We hated inaccurate comic costumes. When they moved from the source material. No different than Trek fans, or Tolkien, or whatever. Those people if they speak up now are automatically labeled something other than fans because they call our agendas by corporations which actually exploit marginalized people.

I've said it on this board before. I work in a very large corporation. I am massively successfull. If you knew what happens and what is said behind closed doors in DEI strategy leadership meetings and how it ties to dollar. You might think differently. These executives, like Iger are directly compensated for DEI initiatives. Its the same people, running the same huge corporations that just found a different revenue source.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 1/11/2024, 11:06 PM
@AvalonX - still seems like he triggered you. If you aren't one of the people he's referring to, why be so upset?

And to be fair, you can scroll down and see a post literally 5 minutes after his that demonstrates what he's referencing.
cubrn
cubrn - 1/11/2024, 11:14 PM
@AvalonX - If you have to debate social issues on a comic book website like its a sociology course, then that makes you an incel. Women are powerful, get over it.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/11/2024, 11:21 PM
@Itwasme - He didn't trigger me. Its the second thread where I disagree with him. Its a message board, why doesnt he reply to that post and say what he disagrees with. Where is this large group of toxic, grown men who are incels he's referring to? I dont see any anti-woke posts in this thread, nor a mention of MSHEU.

So again, the general accusation of toxic while actually being toxic is hypocritical. I believe, I explained my position on the issue of this actress being harrasssed below which again, maybe you dont agree with. That what people do on message boards. You cant really interact and get to know people if you are just going to toss them in some media created group that you think you disagree with. People, comic fans included, probably have more in common than not. Its easier to hate than to make a point. That is all I was trying to do.

Even the comment "if you aren't one of the people he's referring to, why be upset?" Its passive aggressive. People do that here a lot. I don't agree with you so you must be this awful thing he said. No man, maybe, just maybe, we are all pretty decent people who are led around by the nose by corporately funded douche bags, a corupt government and a shill media. Maybe we are fighting because thats what they want. And the they I am referring to is who the progressives are defending. The progressives used to be cool. Music and art loving hippys. Now, somehow they defend the people they swore to hate. They fist pump, attractive, goverment created polictians who wear tax the rich dresses who ARE the rich they claim to want to tax.

Anyway, that is my position. I hate big goverment and I hate the large corporations I work for because I am in a high level leadership position. I know what goes on behind closed doors. I know how these campaigns are made. Im trying to tell you guys I call true believers that what you believe isnt true. They know exactly what they are doing and the poll on the reactions. Its targeted. Intentional. Hate sells. But if you can get half the population to do the fighting for you? Its free money. Good publicity.

Half the country isnt incels. Most people are not racist. Some people just want the character they grew up with to be depicted the way they grew up with them. That is a traditionalist.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/11/2024, 11:34 PM
@cubrn - Oh, Oh, OK!

Monkey see, monkey do. You just literally did the same thing except you must be some kind of super genius.

I guess its a good thing comic books never dealth with social issues. You're not only a true believer but a special kind of idiot. A person who debates social issue on a comic book site is an incel guys. Boy, I didn't know that, thank you. Its as if you completely made up your own definition for a word because you have zero chance to debate me. I'm rich, wildly successful. In a great marriage (an interacial one if that checks a box for you). The difference between you and I is you dont know shit. Shhh, In in the behind the door sessions listening the the campaign sessions you guys keep falling for. DEI is a scam.

And even then, why are you calling me out on Woman? I didn't say that, I defended the girl below. So you're a fraud. You didn't read what I wrote. You just acted like a good little monkey because you think your position is popular. DEI is created. By corporations. The DEI people are casted to play a role. That role is to generate revenue. Go signal somewhere else because if you keep carrying on, that girl in your picture. Sooner or later shes going to run into a guy that will twist her out and you'll be on a comic book site while shes on her back, counting that dudes ceiling tiles.

Lol, I love you guys. Misguided as you are...
Itwasme
Itwasme - 1/11/2024, 11:46 PM
@AvalonX - so with no sense of irony you're going to talk about Division and hate and then go and blame one side in its entirety.
cubrn
cubrn - 1/11/2024, 11:48 PM
@AvalonX - If you are married to what I am assuming a black woman (and possibly your one black friend?) and then you speak badly about DEI, then man...what a lucky woman she must be.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/12/2024, 12:02 AM
@cubrn - ah, I see what you did there. But you couldnt debate me. Not a single thing about what I say. I explained by I speak badly about it. DEi has nothing to do with my family. She works hard. Earned her position before all of this. Now, she has to pass on qualified candidates and is directly told, she has to pick the DEI candidate over whoever she thinks is qualified. Thats what going on in media. At Marvel. The people arent bad people, they just arent qualified. Am I blaming Nia DeCosta for the Marvels? No. Im blaming DEI. Would Echo have been better if the actress wasn't disabled? Who expects that poor girl to be athletic, shes missing a leg! Ah, but if you dont like Echo, you're an Abelist. Thats what DEI really is. Im trying to tell you, I am in those rooms. The funding the corporations receive from investors and shareholders outweighs how the companies do bro. The exectutives and shareholders are DIRECTLY compensated. Why would my wife, who is also in the know, want that?

I get it, maybe you are actually a good dude. Maybe your heart is in the right place. Maybe DEI actually started as good thing. But when its corps and government, its going to get corrupted. The one black friend? No bro, I did something you didnt. I made two other people of color. So I get to witness the very things you signal about. My kids are in their late teens. You think I've never had a challenge raising biracial kids? Im not saying there is no racism. Im saying DEI is not, was not intended to fix the problem. It was specifically designed to capitalize on the post Obama world and monetize identity politics. We can get half the population who traditionally hates gov and corporations to carry our flag. Its a revenue generator for the rich.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/12/2024, 12:04 AM
@Itwasme - How so. I blamed one person for being toxic. I then went through multiple long posts to explain my position only to have him reply with the same name calling.

I don't think its one side. I told you. I believe the problem is the corporations and the gov.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 1/12/2024, 12:20 AM
@AvalonX - yeah, but its not like you spoke about how Karl Rove specifically modeled much of the Rights messaging from Gamergate or any of those facts. You cherry picked your position.

And you can talk about things like DEI all day. That's the new thing the Fox News is harping on (ironic given the scale of their own DEI program) so you bring it up. Next will be ESG and so on. We've heard it before. I've been a C-Level executive for many years. I've worked with Deloitte, Korn Ferry, PwC and others as a sponsor so I've been behind those closed doors and actually do know what is talked about. ESG companies statistically perform better Noth in terms of share price and revenues (both gross and net), that's why so many Executives are so keen on it - including Suzanne Scott.

You should add the media to your list of why we are so divided, because any time any one of them say "they want you to believe..." it's a lie and they are the ones who want you to believe that - and you should ask yourself why the media company would want you to believe that.

And to be clear, I can walk you through the history of the left as well. The power The Daily Show had as Fox News was just getting started and so on.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/12/2024, 12:31 AM
@cubrn - try harder 🙏
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/12/2024, 12:31 AM
@cubrn - bro you bought your avatar wife from the Soviet Union. Get over yourself.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 1/12/2024, 12:42 AM
*I meant Bannon not Rove. Not that it matters.
EskimoJ
EskimoJ - 1/12/2024, 1:19 AM
@SonOfAGif - A hit dog will holler. 😁
cubrn
cubrn - 1/12/2024, 1:23 AM
@McMurdo - На самом деле она из Северной Каролины
cubrn
cubrn - 1/12/2024, 1:24 AM
@AvalonX - Show me on the doll where DEI touched you
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/12/2024, 1:30 AM
@Itwasme - Yeah except I dont disagree with what you said. I don't have a right position. I have an anti goverment and anti corporation position. I've worked with those companies too and as a C level person, we both know you can make the data say whatever you want if you beat it up enough. ROI is BS and the recipients of those companies statistically doing better are who? The executives, the share holders etc. It doesn't matter what impact DEI is having at the lower levels. Its just about money which is what I said. I dont follow any traditional Fox or CNN so I dont know what they think because they are all bought and sold with their agenda's too. Just like you said, to divide us.

I don't think there is a real left or right anymore. Ultimately, they both vote on the same things and the rest is theater. Each year they pass bill after bill killing this country in debt. What they say publicly (on both sides) doesn't matter to me as they print money and succumb to the corporations and lobbyists anyway.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/12/2024, 1:34 AM
@cubrn - yawn. You have nothing. Go to bed now little boy. You're just embarrassing yourself now.

Lol, you arent intelligent enough to make a point. I hope you dont delete these posts even though your trolling. I quite enjoy everyone reading this showing how you've been embarrased.

cubrn
cubrn - 1/12/2024, 2:34 AM
@AvalonX - Correct. I had no idea how to respond to your long, meandering conspiracy theory about governments and corporations utilizing DEI. I work with psych patients professionally and it was giving very that.
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