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Thursday, August 6, 2015

MICHAEL B JORDAN: "I'LL BE THE ONE TO SHOULDER ALL THIS HATE"

When Michael B. Jordan was cast as *Johnny Storm* in latest FANTASTIC FOUR movie, there was the usual uprising from within white culture who thinks all the superheroes drawn and created during a more overtly racist time period should remain white.

These people appear to think fictional characters have to remain the same color or speak the same language forever. They do not want our fiction to reflect our current culture as opposed to the fictional everybody-who-matters-is-white culture of yesteryear.

Instead of ignoring the haters and calling the reaction something other than "hate" he stood up to be counted. He wrote a response to those upset about a Black American being case as one of the FANTASTIC FOUR

Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself.
"Michael B. Jordan 2011 (cropped)" by Greg Hernandez 




READ MORE ON:
"WHY I'M TORCHING THE COLOR LINE"
by Black American Actor Michael B Jordan
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/22/michael-b-jordan-fantastic-four-race?hootPostID=490b10631015593685361f6e938905a9