Captain Marvel wasn’t without its controversy, as Brie Larson seemed to anger quite a few when some comments she made about the film’s press tour being more inclusive were taken out of context by some. She’s advocated for diversity in the MCU, and said she’s all about a female team-up Marvel movie happening. Just recently, she was quoted as saying that diversity needs to happen faster.
Her recent quotes, while speaking to Variety and iHeartMedia’s Big Ticket podcast:
“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalization of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters. Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers.”
“So it’s something I’ve always known and I think a lot of people always knew, but this is just normalizing.”
Before finishing by saying:
“I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero. So to me it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff.”
Well, it turns out one group is advocating for diversity in the MCU as well – but to push Brie Larson out of her role as Captain Marvel. A new petition, simply titled Demand Captain Marvel is Played By a Woman of Color, Not Brie Larson! has surfaced onto the internet, and at the time of writing this article, it has almost 10,000 subscribers.
The petition reads:
We need Brie Larson to step down from her role to prove she is an ally of social justice and ensure a gay woman of color plays the role. Let Monica, the original female & BLACK Captain Marvel instead of white-washing characters for the benefit of the straight, white men running Disney.
She hasn’t donated money to any charity other than The Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation (https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/brie-larson) and it’s time for her to show she is not all-talk.
So it appears that just when you thought the Captain Marvel controversy had cooled off following the release of Avengers: Endgame – this comes about.
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