But no, I’ll forever be pissed off about that time in fandom when white stans from both the Tony Stark and Steve Rogers camps made posts/discussions about Black Lives Matter & made this REAL-LIFE MOVEMENT ABOUT/BY REAL-LIFE BLACK PEOPLE about their respective white faves
How fucking disconnected do you have to be to look at the very real suffering of black people and make it all about how angry Steve Rogers would be or how sad Tony Stark is because of it? We’re out here dying and what comes to your mind is fodder to wax poetic about your white faves?
Real-life brave, courageous black people are on the front lines daily, sacrificing their mental health and physical well-being for a cause they believe in, and you clowncars instead churn out meta about Steve leading the charge at protests or discuss how Tony’s a precious cinnamon roll donating money/singlehandedly funding it?
Fuck all of you who participated in/continue to participate in that. Fuck all of you who pat yourselves on the back for being allies yet treat black/nonwhite characters like shit. Fuck all of you who unironically use the “HE HAS A BLACK FRIEND!1” argument to act like your white faves don’t have ingrained racial prejudice yet don’t acknowledge those characters exist outside of that
Black pain and suffering and struggle isn’t a goddamn stepping stone or pedestal for your white faves to stand on so you can jack off to their #flawlessness