Before Brie Larson takes on Thanos as Captain Marvel, she will star in her own solo film, and like most films featuring a cast of women or people of color, there's sadly a surge of disparagers and "fans" that simply have nothing of importance to say.
Recently, the Star Wars franchise has been a victim of this senseless harassment, as The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram following racial abuse online.
Production has begun on Marvel Studios' #CaptainMarvel...@BrieLarson receives instructions from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander on a recent visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character. pic.twitter.com/P3ZXvEguJQ— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) March 26, 2018
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"Earlier this week, USC Annenberg's inclusive initiative released findings that 67% of the top critics reviewing the 100 highest grossing movies in 2017 were white males," Larson began. "Less than a quarter were white women, and less than 10% were unrepresented men. Only 2.5% of those top critics were women of color. So you're probably thinking right now like 'wow that super doesn't represent the country that I live in' and that's because that's true. This is a huge disconnect from the U.S. population breakdown of 30% white men, 30% white women, 20% men of color, and 20% women of color."
"What I'm saying is is that if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color," Larson explained, "there is an insanely low chance that a woman of color will have the chance to see your movie and review your movie. And this is also not to mention other people besides white dudes like Star Wars, and would love the opportunity to do a set visit."
"For the third time, I don't hate white dudes," Larson concluded. "