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Petition calls for Brie Larson to step down as Captain Marvel so a gay woman of color can take over

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Petition calls for Brie Larson to step down as Captain Marvel so a gay woman of color can take over

I don’t recall being so torn on a petition. On one hand, the constant attempts to intersectionalize Hollywood is silly. On the other hand, Brie Larson is silly. What do we do?

A petition on Care2 has garnered over 13,000 signatures of people calling for Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson to step down from the role to demonstrate her adherence to social justice. If she were really a social justice warrior, the petition contends, she’d push for a gay woman of color to take over the role.

We need Brie Larson to step down from her role to prove she is an ally of social justice and ensure a gay woman of color plays the role. Let Monica, the original female & BLACK Captain Marvel instead of white-washing characters for the benefit of the straight, white men running Disney.

She hasn’t donated money to any charity other than The Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation and it’s time for her to show she is not all-talk.

This certainly seems like the work of a troll calling out the star over her controversial attempts to insert social justice into pretty much everything she does. But if it’s a joke, many aren’t getting the memo because it seems to be picking up steam.

Perhaps the only recourse for Marvel is to call a mulligan on the Captain Marvel character and kill her off at the earliest possible convenience. Other than the occasional deus ex machina, she serves very little purpose.


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