MICHAEL B. JORDAN SLAMS INTERNET TROLLS ANGRY OVER HIS CASTING IN ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Michael B. Jordan has fired back at racist haters who took issue with his casting in the upcoming Fantastic Fourreboot.
The 28-year-old hunk will play Johnny Storm, a character originally written as having blond hair and blue eyes in the Marvel comic book and was previously portrayed by Chris Evans in the 2005 film.
In an Entertainment Weekly post, Jordan described how he “checked the pulse” on the Internet once the casting news was announced. “I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: ‘A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president’ and ‘It’s not true to the comic.’ He further added: “Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of ‘Black Film.'”
After reminding all the ignorant peeps out there how “the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961,” Jordan told all the prejudiced fans of the series to wake up.
“To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it.” Preach!
We can all see MBJ kill it as Johnny Storm when the Fantastic Four hits theaters on August 7th.