You know what would be great, though?
If people sympathized with Maxine and called her misunderstood and woobified her.
You know, like other antagonists.
She’s not a poorly written stereotypical character.
Is the problem really that a black woman was cast as an antagonist with a tragic past (as if fandom doesn’t LOVE this type of character), or is it that fans don’t treat her the way they would if an attractive white male actor got the role?