Captain Marvel haters have started a petition to remove Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and replace her with a gay woman of color.
Marvel Studios doesn't often recast their members with the only major recasting being War Machine. But a new petition is now asking for Marvel Studios to remove Brie Larson and replace her with a gay woman of color because for some that apparently screams woman-empowerment. The most surprising thing about this petition is that it's actually very close to reaching its goal with 9,900 signatures.
“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,” reads the petition.
“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.”
I'm not going to make any comments regarding feminism or the LGBTQ because this isn't that kind of blog but I don't think Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is such a big deal. There has been so much negativity surrounding Brie Larson and so many want her gone. There has even been a bunch of fake stories on social media claiming that she was feuding with Thor star Chris Hemsworth, which has yet to be confirmed.
But regardless of all this negativity, Captain Marvel still managed to cross the billion-dollar mark and even got a 78% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.1/10 on IMDB. People clearly loved the movie and the haters have lost.