Social Justice Warriors have an obsession with trying to morph existing fictional characters into things they are not in order to fit their agenda.
It was just a few weeks ago that SJWs got annoyed with the casting of Iron Fist on Netflix as a white man. This happened despite the fact the character IS WHITE. Social Justice Warriors naturally made this into a travesty because in their world properly casting a character is a bad thing. It didn't take long at all for a petition calling for Marvel to recast the character as an Asian man to circle the internet.
The beta male crybabies over at Gizmodo wrote an article titled “It Actually Really, Really Sucks That TV's Iron Fist Is White.”
How do you think an article titled “It Actually Really, Really Sucks That TV's Luke Cage Is Black” would go over? Chances are whoever wrote it would be called a racist. I wouldn't call that individual racist just because of the title of a non-existent article though. I'd call them an idiot because they don't support casting an actor who best represents the character in the comic to play the role.
I would be just as annoyed if DC had an Asian actor play Cyborg or Spawn. Both of those characters are black and they are best to be played by black men.
At the same time, however, there is a big difference between Spider-Man and Peter Parker.
While the character of Peter Parker is a nerdy white dude who takes photographs for the Daily Bugle, and lusts after pretty redheads (what is he, Charlie Brown?) while secretly saving the day as Spider-Man, there's no reason why other people can't take up the heroic role.
The character of Miles Morales – an alternate world Spider-Man – works for a number of reasons. For one thing, it's nice to explore Spider-Man from a different perspective. No Uncle Ben or Aunt May. No Mary Jane. No typical Peter Parker storylines. It's a fresh story with different characters.
For Miles Morales, the fact that he's a black-hispanic is secondary to the fact he provides the audience with a new take on the character, making things less predictable for long-time fans.
The story of Peter Parker is tried and tested. And Marvel was smart not to suddenly turn him into someone else – essentially taking Parker and making him black. Morales works because he's someone different and he's done well. Unlike the new all-female Ghost Busters cast which looks AWFUL.
The same can be said for Bruce Wayne as Batman. While Wayne should always be a rich white dude whose parents were gunned down, this hasn't stopped other characters such as Damien Wayne, Nightwing and Azrael and even Jim Gordon from taking up the role as the Dark Knight from time to time.
And while James Bond is a white man, there's no reason a black actor can't play 007. The only catch would be that James Bond wouldn't be his name. Why? Because it's better to create something new.
Point: a character can be completely different from its existing incarnation and if done well, fans will welcome the idea with open arms.
Sadly, we have some creators who let the SJW nonsense get to them. Harry Potter author JK Rowling totally supported a black actress playing Hermonie in a play despite the fact the character is white on all book covers featuring her. You'd think if the character was meant to be black, Rowling would have said something much sooner. As in, before the first movie was begun shooting. Well over 10 years ago.
Instead of retconning an existing character's appearance, why not just write some new books and create a badass black wizard? Perhaps the thought of more dump trucks full of money is too much for Rowling's creative mind to fathom.
And now, we have actors pushing the SJW agenda onto beloved characters. Even the ones they play.
I read an article this week about Mark Hamill, the actor famous for his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and The Joker in numerous Batman animated films and video games.
Hamill told The Sun, “fans are writing and ask all these questions, ‘I’m bullied in school… I’m afraid to come out’. They say to me, ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer.”
He added, “if you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
While I agree that Luke should be judged by his character and not who he loves, the fact is... no. Luke Skywalker isn't gay.
Long before he found out Leia was his sister, Luke had the extreme hots for her the moment he saw the message intended for Obi Wan inside R2D2. “Who is she? She's beautiful,” he said to C3PO.
And hey, lets not forget about how worried he got when Han Solo began thinking about making a move. “Do you think princess and a guy like me?” Han asked Luke while aboard the Millennium Falcon. “No,” Luke was quick to respond.
But the most fine detail about Luke's sexuality and his hots for Leia comes from a deleted scene in Empire Strikes Back. Just look at how Luke and Leia act around one another before their infamous kiss.
Yea, considering they ended up being brother and sister, that's really, really awkward and a good thing it wasn't in the final version of the film.
Okay, so strange incest scenes aside, what else? Well, in the now defunct expanded universe, Luke goes on to marry Mara Jade after the events of Return of the Jedi.
Is Luke Gay? I would certainly hope not, as there's no conceivable notion for him to be a homosexual except for diversity's sake. And that's just ridiculous.
Of course, JJ Abrams – social justice warrior extraordinaire – says he'd love the idea of gay characters in the Star Wars universe, going as far as to say not having one would be “counterintuitive”.
He clearly never paid attention to the films as there's already plenty of gay Star Wars characters. Their names are C3PO, Jar Jar Binks, Wicket the Ewok and that Rancor trainer dude who got really sad when his pet died.
Seriously though. Existing characters should be off limits. If there's going to be characters who are gay, they shouldn't be gay for the sake of being so.
Fans of franchises would be smart to fight back against the social justice warriors trying to infect our entertainment through affirmative action. I've had several friends, none of which who are white (just for the record), stand with me on this subject. Why? Because they're true fans of these characters. Wanting the best representation for them should always transcend variables such as race or gender because they're completely irrelevant when it comes to fandom.
Just say 'no' to the backwards SJW way of thinking. All they're fans of is their agenda.