Thread on my locked account from Jun 17, 2020. What I wrote: Black characters get a specific kind of racist fanwork where it’s clear that the author is using fandom and their fanworks to abuse and torture them into place. Those are clearly racist fanworks and exist to harm. This should be something we can […][Thread Collection] Pro-Everything But Reading Comprehension, I see — Stitch’s Media Mix
And my commentary:
To be honest, I’ve been questioning the abuse of fictional Black (and other men of color), characters, even in the source material. Marvel had a particular problem with this, especially in the TV series, that were on Netflix. The movies aren’t quite as bad, but there are still moments that make me cringe.
I mean Hollywood is largely made up of the fantasies of straight white men, so I certainly think they write a lot of marginalized characters (and women) the way they WISH people were in the real world, making them do things, and putting words in their mouths, that support white male patriarchy.
So, its not too far out of my wheelhouse to think that there are fans out there who are much less professional in their writing about marginalized identities, and especially Black people ,and yes, authorial intent, as regards fandom, needs to be talked about.
Note to Fandom:
Don’t come to this blog acting a fool. You will get blocked, and your comments will not be approved. If you want to argue, create your own space, and do it there. I do not tolerate fandom nonsense here, and will not subject my readers to it.