On the topic of changing a comic book character’s race and the people who oppose it.
About a month ago, I made a video addressing rumors that Michael B. Jordan, a Black actor, was set to play Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four reboot. Many of the comments I received on Youtube were very, very hateful… and very, very racist. I don’t think the people who made these comments, or anyone who shares their views, really grasp the racism in their words. So, I decided to write a post about it on Tumblr in the hopes of enlightening a few (or maybe just making myself feel better). I encourage you to read it, dissect it, and try to understand how welcoming persons of color into the media– even the “niche” and nerdy media that is comic book movies– should be encouraged, not discouraged.
Click here to read my full post on Tumblr. Please feel free to post in the comments below, but be warned that I am strictly moderating them!