When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.
Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.
America Chavez is set to be a playable character in the new lego Avengers game. That is amazing but it does have one major issue. They made her totally white. America chavez is of the few hispanic characters in the marvel universe and she doesn’t wear any kinds of masks to hide it. This change is a massive oversite on Traveller’s tales part as well as WB games.
(Image of America with her two mothers. Illustrating how not white she is.)
So i encourage everyone to contact @WB_games and @TTGames twitter to let them know that Miss America is in fact not white. This honestly shouldn’t be hard to fix at all given that they must have a brown color and we know they have a black hair color.
Second Edit: For people without Twitter you have several places to contact. The main one would be
WBGames.IntSupport@warnerbros.com but you can also contact lego http://service.lego.com/en-us/contactus. Thank you all for sharing this information and I’m sure WB will fix the issue once they are made aware. It was likely an issue at the person designing the character with so many characters made a simple mistake and didn’t notice. America is a pretty new character but it is important that we make it known so they can fix the issue.