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The discussion on Tumblr, about Zendaya playing Mary Jane in the new Spiderman movie, continues apace, with the people on Tumblr having waay too much fun snarking theangry manbabies that are upset that she is being portrayed by a Black teenager.
And c’mon, isn’t there just a tiny element of, since it’s largely White men who seem to be having the most difficulty with this issue, how much of that issue stems from the idea that when Mary Jane was portrayed by White women, she was considered by these grown-ass men to be great boner material? Now that she is being portrayed by a Black teenager, its suddenly become a lot more difficult for them to watch the new Spiderman movie while fantasizing about boning his supermodel girlfriend.
And no, its not because she’s a teenager either. After all, the male fandom of Full house had no trouble, whatsoever, speculating about how hot the Olsen Twins would be when they reached their majority, and that’s when they were still pre-teens. Let’s be honest here, there’s a certain portion of the fandom that gets really upset when Hollywood doesn’t provide them with regular doses of fresh masturbating stimuli, and I guess Zendaya ain’t what they’re looking for (not that I want her to be). This is why there’s such a hangup about her looks.
Also, for those people whose sole argument against the new Mary Jane is that she’s not a redhead, because they really don’t believe, or want to believe, that Black people can be redheads:
then, so why now?