5 Incredibly Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism


‘It’s Not Realistic’

It’s a funny argument considering the fact that the debates are taking place over fictional characters. If a realistic portrayal was the real issue, fans would be wondering why a man of any race is setting himself on fire and zipping around just fine as he fights crime alongside a stretchy man, a woman who can turn invisible and a rock. But assuming that the superhuman abilities are realistic, the argument that a Black Johnny Storm doesn’t make sense because his sister Sue is white is still a very flawed one. America is a country full of interracial families and Johnny Storm could simply have been adopted in the film. Comic books-turned-movies have a long history of changing certain details in order to make the story new and refreshing, but this is only slammed by comic lovers when the new refreshing twist is a Black character.

5 Replies to “5 Incredibly Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism”

  1. One thing about #5 ‘So Why Don’t You Make Black Characters White?’ is like when whites call BET and Black History Month racist. People who make these arguments ignore the fact that Blacks don't the get the recognition they deserve while their race gets the abundance of exposure in all categories

  2. My only disagreement would be the mention of comic fans only ranting and raving about changes when a white character is made white. Comic fans rage over any changes, ie: kryptonite not existing in the new superman, bane being whatever he was instead of Mexican in the new batman series, deadpool beings turned into whatever the fuck he was in the wolverine movie, or every single change to the fantastic 4 OTHER than a black human torch in the upcoming film. And those are just a few examples, not all comic nerds are racists, we're just a stickler for proper representation of comic lore lol. IDC what race the characters are personally, but cmon…bane was a fucking luchadore not a terrorist lol

  3. Um about the Black Johnny Storm and white sister ther are people who have twins one white and one black So why is it so far fetched

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