The Spider-Man casting reveal caused quite a lot of discussion by fans who either supported the choice or were very much against it.
Personally I don't mind her been black as long as it goes with the character to me she is a secondary supporting character but it's when you mess with the story of a main character (Johnny Storm) and his story that I hate. Although with the spider verse it was shown that even animals and machines can be spider man
b#llsh*t! Racism has nothing to do with it and pushing to that side is just being an a-hole! The character is known to be a white, redhead girl, not a black brunette. It's the same as changing Spiderman's outfit to green and brown since "that isn't the main aspect of the character"! btw, if Batfleck doenst get a pink outfit on the solo movie, i give up living!
What impact would MJ being any color besides white have on Peter Parker being Spider-man?
A lot of people are looking really foolish with their "concern" over a characters color swap.
"that isn't the main aspect of the character"
Well, that ISN'T the main aspect of the character.
Who cares? Batman is "The Dark Knight", his outfit could be any form of "dark" in color. He creeps around at night and needs to blend in. Mary Jane could be any pretty, intelligent girl.
Is he really trying to make it out like people who are voicing their opinions on this are racist?
F*** Off James
He clearly dosen't get it and being a Marvel director it's obvious his opinion on this was going to defend them
I would like Jaden Smith as Spider-Man, he is so talented.
Well no, seeing as he said that why some comments were racist, overall people were positive while the ones that thought the character should look like what she looks like in the comics were thoughtful.
And here we go....
Make black panther white and see how those SAME people complaining react. It's not a racist thing, it's a following through the story thing. Marvel can try to diversify this universe all they want and people will still complain, because messing with pre existing characters instead of new ones is a crap idea.
Black Panther's origin, powers and basically every bit of his well being stems from him being an African prince from an African tribe...in Africa.
MJ is known for being Spider-Man's love interest and being hot...does it really matter what color or race she is?
If MJ was some defender of red headed women's right who's story involved her being from Ireland and deserting the IRA then I could see your point.
Yeah and Johnny storm was Susan storms biological brother and they altered his story to the point they had no relation. The same situation works for any black hero. Luke cage, spawn, etc.
Exactly, these people are morons and their comparison complaints are idiotic.
A better example who be if they made Cyborg from Teen Titans etc into a white or Hispanic character.
It wouldn't effect his character one bit.
I am beginning to think they do these things just to annoy viewers. No originality whatsoever..and its always male > female or white > black. Never the other way around or some other variance.
The movies Cleopatra, 10 Commandments, Prince of Persia, and others off the top of my head. How about all those old films where white actors dressed up in black face.
But yea...NEVER the other way around right?
So the article is somehow wrong because it's from the post?
You know who I like? Miles Morales. Why? Because he's not just black Peter Parker.
You want to give Spider-Man a black girlfriend? Go ahead and make one. But race-swapping an established character is just lazy and disrespectful to the source material. And insinuating that anyone who has a problem with that is racist is just being disingenuous. I want a black Mary Jane as little as I want a white Luke Cage.
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