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Comic 370 - Fan Four Stick

Posted on Wednesday, the 14th of August at 2:01 PM, 2019 in 2019

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DanVzare Wed, 14. Aug 2:01 PM, 2019 edit delete
Fant4stic has been my go-to example, that Hollywood is extremely racist, and that blackwashing is indeed a thing. A weird thing, but still a thing.

Now personally I didn't (and still don't) have anything against The Human Torch being cast as a black guy. I still think The Thing would have been the better choice, but that's just my opinion. The problem I had though, was that even though The Human Torch was cast as a black guy, Invisible Girl was still cast as a white woman. It's like they just randomly picked a character to be cast as a black person for diversity, without taking into consideration anything else.

And considering I've heard that Ariel in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid is going to be black while her father, Triton, could be cast as a white guy, well... I think it's safe to say they're STILL randomly picking characters to be cast as black people.

It's not infuriating, but it is a little annoying.
Although I think it's everyone's reaction that makes it much more annoying than anything else.
I mean, who doesn't like Heimdall in Thor or Blind Al in Deadpool. Heck, even Domino in Deadpool 2 was pretty awesome. I still think they messed up on her costume design, considering she was an albino in the comics, they should've inverted her entire outfit for the film. But that's what I mean by a little annoying.

Also, what's with all of the gingers being cast as black people? If I didn't know better, I'd say either everyone in Hollywood is dyslexic, or Eric Cartman is calling the shots.

EDIT: I had to change the punchline, because I completely messed up. This is the second, I repeat SECOND TIME (in a short amount of time as well) I've buggered up a comic, by assuming knowledge rather than simply checking to be sure. I tell you, I'm not happy with myself.
Ah well, I think this punchline is actually funnier. So no loss for you. But still. Assuming makes an ass out of you and me, and in this case, I'm both the you and the me.


Geeky Meerkat Thu, 15. Aug 8:47 AM, 2019 edit delete reply
Oooh now, this one is hard. Let's say they made the Thing the black guy. So then you would have people complaining that they cast a black guy only to turn him into the "monster" of the group. Sure the Thing is a good guy, but he often sees himself as monstrous.

If you wanted to cast one and only one person as a black person, I think it should have been either Sue or Mr. Fantastic. Heck, I think it would be amusing seeing how many racists it would pull out of the woodwork by casting a black guy as Mr. Fantastic. They wouldn't have anything really to complain about but they would find something.

IE: "Grumble Grumble, how dare they cast a black guy as Mr. Fantastic. It's so unbelievable!" "Oh, why is that?" "Because! He can't be black! He's white! I'm not racist for saying that! You're racist for thinking I'm racist!"
DanVzare Wed, 21. Aug 2:58 PM, 2019 edit delete reply
You do make a good point with why making the Thing the black guy, would be the worst decision ever. I still think it would be the best choice, simply because I think Ben Grimm would work better as a black guy than a white guy, both before and after the transformation. But I completely agree with how it would cause so much controversy among absolutely everyone.

As for the rest of what you said. Ha ha, good point. That 100% without a doubt, would definitely happen.