Twitter Users are Angry About America Chavez Actress in Doctor Strange 2

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Twitter users are angry about the casting choice of America Chavez in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness because of her skin color.

At some point, Hollywood needs to wake up and realize that the opinions of Twitter are not indicative of the general public, or even a small subsection of the general public. Twitter is its own pocket universe, with some truly bizarre notions of what is and what is not acceptable in “current year.”

First, Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson was “cancelled” by her former “stans” on Twitter because she bought an NFT. Now another MCU actress is getting “cancelled” before she even gets started.

America Chavez, a relatively new Marvel comic book character, is making her MCU debut in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. She’ll be played by Xochitl Gomez, a rising young Latina actress best known for her role as Dawn on Netflix’s reboot of The Baby-Sitter’s Club.

And some Twitter users are furious… about the color of her skin.

Oh, these “stans” love the America Chavez of the comics. The character has been praised heavily by some parts of Twitter for her diversity. Chavez is a latina — debatably from outer space — as well as LGBTQ.

“What in the holy menstruation” is this dialog?! Hopefully the MCU version of America Chavez is less… whatever THIS is.

Despite those character traits being present in the MCU version (Gomez’s Chavez is seen wearing a Pride flag pin on her jacket), Twitter is still looking for a reason to “cancel” this young actress.

 

Many Twitter users are claiming MCU America Chavez has been “whitewashed.” They claim Xochitl Gomez is too light-skinned to play Chavez, as she’s usually drawn with darker skin in the comics.

Apparently the harassment has extended to Instagram as well, with users attacking Xochitl Gomez directly via her official account.

Again, all this over the color of a 15-year-old girl’s skin by (presumably) adults who pride themselves on being “progressive.”

Still many other Twitter users were quick to refute those who took issue with Gomez’s casting, pointing out that America Chavez was never drawn consistently in the comics… and that Gomez is just a 15-year-old girl, and shouldn’t be harassed by adults on social media. For any reason.

 

Disney actors Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt and Gina Carano have all been on the receiving end of Twitter cancellation attempts. And for awhile, it seemed as if Hollywood studios were using Twitter as free marketing research.

Twitter has become Ground Zero for “cancel culture.” Maybe it’s time for Hollywood to just cancel Twitter already?

Perhaps this latest “cancellation” attempt will be a much needed wake-up call for studios to look elsewhere for insight into what the general public really wants.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness bursts into theaters on May 6, 2022, and picks up right after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. You can view the trailer below.

 

 

 


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