Not Marvel film studios (although they have cautiously followed the same path, just much slower) bu Marvel comic books, have sought to increase diversity over the past couple of years through what I myself labeled as artistic "wealth redistribution," in taking the (white, heterosexual) Tony Stark comic book character, and changing him into a young, black female; Thor was also turned into a female, Spider Man into a bi-racial black teenager and a female Muslim teenager got the role of Ms. Marvel; comics haven't been selling.
“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” he said. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”
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He added: “I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales … Any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up.”
Gabriel later issued a clarifying statement, saying that some retailers felt that some core Marvel heroes were being abandoned, but that there was a readership for characters like Ms Marvel and Miles Morales who “ARE excited about these new heroes”. He added: “And let me be clear, our new heroes are not going anywhere! We are proud and excited to keep introducing unique characters that reflect new voices and new experiences into the Marvel universe and pair them with our iconic heroes.
"Whether we believe that or not," was probably a more telling bit of politics than what Gabriel, or Marvel, wanted people to actually hear in public: in other words, Marvel all ready wrote their narrative they were going to stick to regardless of what sales of the "new" heroes' comics did in terms of sales before any of the changes to core Marvel characters were even announced to the public. So why don't people want "new heroes?" "New" is utterly misleading, because they aren't "NEW" they are replacements, and "replacing" Tony Stark isn't creating a "new" hero, it's erasing the old hero who can be utilized to displace and replace the values and ideology that character was created to establish and propagate: Riri Williams isn't a new hero, she's a political grafting of a new brainwashing program meant to undermine the power, value system and cultural identity of America, including American minorities who did assimilate the values Iron Man stood for, which includes not being racist. Riri is a pawn preparing the United States for a civil war to ultimately end in a white genocide: don't believe me? This university campus offers a space/group where whites can go to feel and express their guilt for being white; and this woman posted on her Facebook page that all white women should be hunted down and killed so they would stop having babies, and Facebook ruled that was NOT hate speech.
It will only get worse if it's not stopped.
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