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#1 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

@metaljimmor: The overrepresentation and saturation is the problem.

#2 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

What's stupid is Michelle's comments. "Stealing all the white people's superheros" Is ma'am on something? Minorities aren't stealing anything. They have no choice but to play originally white heroes. Instead of attacking actors of color for making lemonade from the lemons they give why don't she direct her idiotic rant at producers who refuse to make movies about the hundreds of Superheroes of color.

And I'm so tired of the "make your own character" and the "create newer characters" cop out argument. Because it's a big ole cop out. It is so easy to tell minorities to go make their own things. White hollywood holds the means of production, they hold the money, they have the marketing, they are the gatekeepers. People of Color in the industry can't even get funding to make their own projects. Saying, "make your own characters" is just ignorant and condescending. Excuse me, if a person of color plays a white character in order to get a role. Excuse me if they have to take the role of an originally white character to get something.

In the marvel universe, it will be in 2018 where we will see a movie that won't star a white man. Yall groan and complain and scream "diversity for the sake of diversity" when your precious white characters are played by a person of color but I never see yall complain about another comic book movie staring a straight white man. You never complain about "white for the sake of white" You only say the words, "why can't they just make an original (insert race) character" when there is racebending but are completely silent when another superhero movie comes out staring a white man.

Tired of white characters being played by actors of color? Then start demanding less white characters and more diversity when another white character has movie made for them. NOT afterthefact when a person of color is cast in their place.

Sorry for the rant but I'm just tired of this nonsense. It's sickening.

#3 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

Empire

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Catwoman

#6 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Nope. Nothing Wrong. It makes perfect sense. Sam is the perfect person to be the next captain America. Captain America has been basically his mentor.

#7 Edited by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

"Yum yum yummy" said Galactus

#8 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely not.

#9 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam @agent9149 I'm you.

What are they choosing him for and not his acting skills? I wouldn't be weirded out by a black flash. There have been multiple flashes, I would have no problems with a black or any race flash. Flash not being white, doesn't take away anything from his character. Did you feel weirded out when Tom Hardy, a white English actor, played Bane, a Latin-Caribbean character?

You wouldn't, but I think if everyone was completely honest with themselves they would find that making white characters suddenly turn black just isn't fitting. Characters should, for the most part, fit their comic-book counterparts and this is something that we can all agree on.

So using your own race as a defense for such accusations is retarded.

Not really. You see, a normal white person probably wont say the things I have been saying for fear of appearing prejudice(a term that has been floating around this thread). I, on the other hand, have a much smaller chance of being prejudice against Jordan because we are the same exact race. I probably have less of a negative bias. My words are coming from the heart. Thanks for the feedback and correction. Tsk Tsk.

I think anyone who wasn't prejudice would have no problems with a white comic book character being played by a non-white actor. And you didn't answer my last question: Did you feel weirded out when Tom Hardy, a white English actor, played Bane, a Latin-Caribbean character?

#10 Posted by Agent9149 (3023 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent9149 I'm on you.

Well that's sad to hear that race would be the only thing stopping you from loving a version of a character.

No it's not. We expect these characters to look how we imagined them to look. It's their job to make it as close to the general person's imagination as possible. They are choosing to cast a black guy, not based on acting skill, but on something else. Anyone is aloud to feel disappointed about this without being racist or whatever.(I'm not saying that's what you called me). Oh yeah and stop trying to act like you wouldn't be weirded out by a black Flash.

What are they choosing him for and not his acting skills? I wouldn't be weirded out by a black flash. There have been multiple flashes, I would have no problems with a black or any race flash. Flash not being white, doesn't take away anything from his character. Did you feel weirded out when Tom Hardy, a white English actor, played Bane, a Latin-Caribbean character?