What I find most alarming in these discussions about why actors of color can't play "X" comic book character
is because some fans try to break it down to personality or social traits
“Johnny Storm is a cocky playboy?” Okay. I know a lot of black dudes who fit that.
“Peter Parker is a nerd that loves science!” so there are no poor black science nerds in queen?
“sue storm has to be white because…” because you can’t possibly imagine reed richards falling in love with a non-white woman?
because that’s what you’re saying
what you’re saying is that non-white people can’t be cocky, nerdy, attractive or happy
what you’re saying is that we don’t get to exist with the same fullness of being that white people do
fucking think about that racist ass bullshit you’re spouting and then walk into traffic