Thursday 2 July 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - We Might Have Started Singing Just A Little Soon

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Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson/The Falcon in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has criticised Marvel for a lack of People of Colour, especially Black People, working behind the camera.

Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie): Really? You should be ashamed of yourself. You should take another lap.
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I don't think that'll be much of a surprise to most people. But it's not good enough.

Productions are usually more diverse in front of the camera than behind it, because they often value the appearance of diversity over the actuality of diversity.

...and Marvel have only relatively recently started to become more diverse in front of the camera.

I love Marvel, but they need to do better.

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Two awesome LGBTQ+ spotlights from Comic Book Resources for you - one about about graphic memoir Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, and the other about a little-known Queer storyline published by DC in the 1990s.

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Are you surprised by the state of diversity in the Marvel crew? Or just disappointed?
What do you think of Anthony Mackie speaking out?
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  1. Not surprised that Marvel has a lack of POC behind the camera. When they put POC in front of the camera it's almost like they're filling a quota. Little do they know that diversity means as much behind the scenes as well.

    1. I'm with you Em - not surprising, but not acceptable. They need to work to do better. <3


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