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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 07 January 2020 at 6:21pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Sunspot being Afro-Brazilian was a key point in his origin story. His powers manifested during a fight with racist bullies.

Even in the most recent comics, Roberto has been horribly whitewashed.

Danielle Moonstar. Cheyenne. Straight black hair in braids. Long nose, long face, long limbs. Blu Hunt doesn't look a million miles away, but still doesn't quite capture that look.

I'm fine with Dani. The braids = Native American thing is outdated shorthand. It sort of works for her superhero costume as an attempt to integrate traditional cultural elements into it, but for a modern Native American teen in civilian clothes, it feels stereotypical.
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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 07 January 2020 at 6:47pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sunspot being Afro-Brazilian was a key point in his origin story. His powers manifested during a fight with racist bullies.


It is because of the casting of the "white washing" (more accurately +light skin washing", since they are casting light skinned Latinos to play dark skin Afro Latinos) of both Sunspot and Cecilia Reyes why I won't be paying money to watch this movie in the theaters. I'm surprise that there hasn't been much more outrage (aside from early on after the cast was announced) on social media over the "white washing" of those two characters. It's because of crap like this why I'm so against race swapping in movies and TV series. It's bad enough that darker skin Afro Latinos are discriminated against in Latin America and in Latino culture in the US, then Hollywood (who are supposed to be so liberal) pull this crap.
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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 15 March 2020 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Delayed again. Looks like garbage anyway. Reading interviews with the writers, the stuff they are bragging about is the stuff most likely keep me away from the movie. That's not a good sign.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 20 March 2020 at 2:25am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Josef, i am getting a similar vibe, it puts me in mind
of the last FF movie, when it became obvious the writers
were ignoring everything that people love about the FF.
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