Spiderman/Zendaya and Tumblr

 I told myself that I wasn’t going to see  one more damn Spiderman movie. Well, now I’m obviously going to have to change my mind on that because Spiderman: Homecoming keeps doing shit to throw me off kilter. The first thing was making Tom Holland so durn cute and charming in Civil War, and now they’ve gone and made Mary Jane a Black woman.
*I have no choice but to see this movie now, not just or me but because my niece is a huge KC Undercover fan and she would totally kick my ass if I didn’t take her to see it. (But really, this movie is for her generation, not mine.)  
Now you know, as soon as it was finally announced that Mary Jane would be Black, the racist asshats came crawling out from whatever rocks they sleep under, to protest that a Black woman was working near some White people , cuz Lawd knows, we can’t have them gettin’ out of the Pepper Mines.
I won’t link or copy to any of the things they said but  I will show you the awesome responses they got on Tumblr. 
 

Zendaya’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Role Revealed (Exclusive)

Zendaya will be playing long-time Spider-Man love interest Mary Jane Watson in next summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Diehard Spidey fans have long speculated about whom the 19-year-old Disney Channel star would portray in Sony’s high-profile reboot of the superhero franchise, starring British actor Tom Holland as a teenage Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” produced by Produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige, will be released on July 7, 2017.

*And now here we go!

Zendaya is playing Mary Jane in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ — and racists are pissed

* I think Tumblr is having waaay too much fun smacking theses dummies down, though.

If Tobey Maguire dancing creepily across table tops while rocking out to some emo power ballad couldn’t ruin Spider-man 3 for you but a black Mary Jane can…

…yeah, you might be racist.

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*Aaaah! What a lovely Benetton photo. Still, though, if only it were Miles Morales. Well, maybe one day Miles will become the iconic Spiderman for a whole new generation of kids?

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*Yeah, this is my aesthetic, at this point…well, at least until I see the trailer.

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How many Spider-Man reboots are there going to be?

*finds out who Mary Jane is*

How soon can I reserve tickets, Marvel? How soon?

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*Okay, the first part of this guys lil’ screed just sounds like ass-covering to me? He can’t be a racist because he’s totally okay with Black men being in movies, but Black women who don’t give his boner a happy because they’re not physically correct, well, that’s just awful!
*I do wonder just how much of this outrage stems from the fact that Mary Jane, for the past several decades, has been great boner material for white guys, who are now upset at having to readjust the color on their mental  porn screens.
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*What I would like to know is… Too much what? Its not like they can do anything but cry about it on the internet and then give it a bad review on Rotten Tomatoes.

i love white people saying that zendaya playing mj is too much. you know whats been too much for us niggas? the last 8 centuries

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“What’s wrong with not liking Zendaya as MJ?”

Because you for real don’t got a reason besides she isn’t white, like I have not seen one actually reason for not liking the casting besides the cast isn’t your porcelain white fantasy

I’ve heard,” It’s forced diversity.” Which is just sugar-coated ‘I hate blacks.’

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are y’all ready to collect the racist tears over mary jane to keep your skin perfect and moisturized??? are you fuckin’ ready???? ‘CAUSE I’M READY.

 
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So I’m gonna sound salty but I’m not excited about Zendaya. Getting tired of seeing light skin biracials cast. Zendaya. Candace Patton. Tessa Thompson. Where the girls that look like Nicole or Lupita? Like I love John Boyega but why is it always darkskin males get play but darkskin females get shit on or get the sassy parts? Where’s the girl who looks like John Boyega with dark skin, broad features, natural short hair, but playing the love interest or the heroine role?

LIke I know there’s Michonne but no offense, that actress is twice my age. I feel jealous of my cousins who grew up in the 90s and were my age back then because you actually did have more darkskin and brownskin women as love interests. Now it’s just light girls with curly 3c hair and white moms and idk it just makes me angry, tbh. Like Zenadaya is cool but they couldn’t ask Keke Palmer or maybe some undiscovered darkskin actress?

I get what you’re saying. we all know why this is happening and it’s some tired shit.

about zendaya I’m a mix of excited and frustrated? excited ‘cause shit at least we’re getting something but frustrated at the same time ‘cause it’d be nice to see someone as dark as me. or darker than me. and in my age group

‘cause as nice as it is to have danai and lupita among the masses, praise be to god, there’s a bit of a….generational gap? danai’s old enough to be my ma or my cool auntie, and lupita feels like a much older sister lmao. it really would have been nice to see someone dark skinned as mary jane.

but yeah zendaya and tessa and such keep getting picked for these roles ‘cause yeah they’re black but because they’re lightskinned and they don’t have any prominently black features they’re the ‘safe’ kind of black people. still palatable enough for hollywood’s standards. colorism’s a hell of a drug.

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you know who else isn’t a fucking redhead?

scarlett johansson

somehow everyone was able to remember the existence of wigs and hair dye when she was announced

Honestly, if the most iconic thing you can think of about MJs character is that she is a red-head, you need to take a seat.

Comic Tony Stark has blue eyes…

Bruce Banner is tall lanky with straight wispy hair.

Loki sometimes is a woman.

The Maximoff twins are Romani….

The Maximoff twins are Romani….

honestly why are we even talking about this when we have wendy and peter mayomoff, the ancient white, and kung fu kid Rand to deal with

Imagine all the white girls whose heads are exploding because there aren’t any white women Peter’s age in the main cast to ship him with. Imagine all the white girls who are gonna go out of their way to ship Peter with the 19th billed white dude just so they don’t have to ship Peter and Mary Jane now that she’s black 😂😂. I’m living today. I’m living forever.

They’re gonna ship him with someone who’s not even in the movie

it’ll be teenaged darcy lewis, knowing the mcu fandom

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  1. if you’re mad about zendaya not having mj’s red hair i hope you were mad about chris evans not having steve’s hairline

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5 thoughts on “Spiderman/Zendaya and Tumblr

  1. Why weren’t people upset about Natalie Portman being cast in Thor, or Jennifer Lawrence being cast as Mystique. Neither of them wanted to be in those movies and it clearly shows. They were both just…terrible. 😠

    I love that @r_scottc’s reason for rejecting the casting of Zendaya as Mary Jane is that she’s not a natural redhead, when Kirsten Dunst is a natural blonde, yet NO ONE complained about her portraying Mary Jane. Probably because an actor or actresses’ natural hair color is irrelevant because they’re playing a role, and hair can be dyed or covered by a wig. His reason was nonsense and he knew it. Also, redheaded Bryce Dallas Howard portrayed Gwen Stacy in an absolutely HORRENDOUS blonde wig in Spider-Man 3 and NO ONE complained. Fan boys and girls were just happy to see Gwen make a cameo. The double standards. 😔

    It seems like the comic book fans who are racist are having a hard time with Black actors and actresses obtaining SPEAKING roles in these comic book movies. They want these films cast as if they’ll be directed by Bryan Singer, with the minorities being either mute, sidekicks, or both; like Storm, Jubilee, Psylocke, etc.

    Artepen’s comment: “If you’re mad about zendaya not having mj’s red hair i hope you were mad about chris evans not having steve’s hairline.” had me laughing hysterically. That wig in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron…awful. 😄

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  2. “So I’m gonna sound salty but I’m not excited about Zendaya. Getting tired of seeing light skin biracials cast. Zendaya. Candace Patton. Tessa Thompson. Where the girls that look like Nicole or Lupita? Like I love John Boyega but why is it always darkskin males get play but darkskin females get shit on or get the sassy parts? Where’s the girl who looks like John Boyega with dark skin, broad features, natural short hair, but playing the love interest or the heroine role?”

    And that’s all I’m saying.

    Go Zendaya…. but they cast a Biracial actress, which is fine, but they need to call a thing a thing as Auntie Iyanla would say.

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    1. Yeah, there has been some discussion on Tumblr about the treatment of dark skin women. You’re not alone in your feelings. People have been noticing but now are starting to call it out.

      For what it’s worth, Misty Knight, in Luke Cage, is being played by a dark skin actress.

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