If you’ve been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll know that (and this isn’t a big spoiler) the post-credits sequence of “Avengers: Infinity War” ended with Nick Fury calling in Captain Marvel for emergency backup.
If you’re wondering who Captain Marvel is, “Captain Marvel” will be released before “Avengers: Endgame,” so expect plenty of star Brie Larson at the movies this year.
Now that Larson is on the press tour to promote “Captain Marvel,” she’s taking care not to let white men dominate the conversation, right down to hand-selecting who gets to interview her.
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) February 11, 2019
“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” Larson said when asked about her reasons for choosing [disabled journalist Keah] Brown as her interviewer. “So, I spoke to Dr. Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of color, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.”
But is the movie any good?
The thing tho, isn’t she hand picking her interviewers making their opinions more biased? At this point she is just basically buying good reviews or articles for her movie with this move.
— Aristoteles Bones (@Skepticserver) February 12, 2019
So @brielarson is essentially trying to make this about social justice, and is going to stack her interviewers and critics who think like her so that the movie is given good reviews no matter how bad it is. Smart. https://t.co/sS3vQRQtuG
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) February 13, 2019
— Mr. Grumble (@RamRaid15) February 12, 2019
Let me help her and @Disney with one less theatre ticket.
— pouncing and seizing Brad (@bradcundiff) February 13, 2019
Hey, Larson clarified, asking rhetorically, “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I’m not.”
More accurate headline: virtue signaling, hysterical, SJW misandrist torpedos a potential blockbuster movie by alienating the fan base with clickbait title & virtue signaling.@Marvel should be pissed!
— Mike Oxhard (@h8f8kes) February 12, 2019
I'm a black male. Can I interview Brie Larson and ask her why she thinks it's ok to continually diss white men on the press run of a movie where the majority of her audience is probably going to be white men?
— The Lonely Banter (@LonelyBanter) February 11, 2019
Thank you, man.
It gets fucking tiresome being singled out as the cause of everyone else's problem, but I just laugh it off.
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) February 12, 2019
— Crystal? (@WonderGirl313) February 11, 2019
Way to market a movie… by antagonizing and insulting the core audience for the film? ?
— NeoUnrealist (@NeoUnrealist) February 11, 2019
Insult the core audience then blame the core audience when it flops and call them sexist. ✔ Maybe just make a movie.
— #Woken Peta (@JcsArmyPeta) February 12, 2019
Nice choice Marvel. Good luck with the SJW. It’s a great idea to alienate a group of people without cause.
— Paolo (@mrsasage) February 12, 2019
I swear these Hollywood types sit around all day at home thinking how can I appear more woke. Tell their reps to get a list of all the virtue signalling done recently. I need to outdo them all. Oh yeah and make sure I get a point in how white men are evil.
— TJB (@tjblfc) February 12, 2019
Bet the producers are happy with this genius?
— teiifttomas (@Islandia35Tomas) February 12, 2019
Kevin Feige every time when Brie Larson opens her mouth: pic.twitter.com/JOE0OKvBQc
— G. Khan (@SomeAssHat666) February 11, 2019
Oh man I hope she singlehandedly causes this movie to crash and burn. Of course it's a Marvel film so people will see it regardless, sigh…
— WA-CHUNGUS FOREVER!!! (@uncaringmachine) February 11, 2019
Makes me want to see the movie even less than I already did.
— Griffin ?? (@griffin_pyle) February 12, 2019
Not to state the obvious, but the whole point of a press tour is to get the audience hyped to see the movie.
I'm losing hype for the film
— Chris O Donoghue (@ChrisODonoghu14) February 12, 2019
Just adding to the reasons I won’t watch it
— GrimSleeper59 (@grimSleeper59) February 12, 2019
And it was at that moment Brie Larson just realised that she just @#%! up ?
— Seán Thornton (@SEANYT83) February 12, 2019
Brie Larson & Gillette, the best activism can get.
— sylvian dechral (@dechral) February 13, 2019
"Larson’s celebrity is about to hit new heights with the release of “Captain Marvel,” the first solo outing for a female superhero in the decades-old Marvel Cinematic Universe."
Narrator: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is 11 years old.
— Tristan Pinnock (@tpinnock) February 12, 2019
And how many roles has she given up saying “Please, hire an actress of color instead. Keep your money. “?
— Nick Falcone (@NickFalcone1) February 12, 2019
I hope Brie Larson will stand aside for an ethnic minority actress to have an opportunity and take on one of her roles.
— J (@joolban) February 12, 2019
She had her chance with Captain Marvel. I think most would agree that Monica Rambeau would have been a far better character to play Marvel than Danvers.
— Josef of Burlingrad (@JosefBurlingrad) February 13, 2019
Mega virtue so much signal
— Tim Murray ? (@tyarrum77) February 13, 2019
Just checked in with all my white male buddies at our daily "National White Male Dominance Symposium & Towel Snap."
We all discussed this and we'd prefer 0% representation on Brie Larson's press tour.
— Brian (@4rest4trees) February 12, 2019
This is why i cant stand her and not hyped at the movie at all.
— Togar Geprek (@fakhriihsan) February 11, 2019
I was pretty excited about this movie because female lead. But now that it's sexist, not so much.
— Kent Weisz (@That_Kent_Weisz) February 12, 2019
…so shes choosing her own press? Must be nice ..
— lee mcloughlin (@leedmc) February 12, 2019
Don’t really care about Mrs. Larson or any other actor or actress, but the thought of people hand picking journalists is scary. It’s a very Trump like thing to do, to make sure only likeminded individuals are doing interviews. How about accepting whatever journalist is sent?
— SirrLoin (@sirrloin) February 12, 2019
Is it to much to ask to have just a decent movie? Do we need this political fanfare?
— Malkano86 (@Malkanoo) February 12, 2019
To bad the majority of the people who would go to the press tour of this film are busy learning computer coding now.
— Steve (@StevieLasVegas) February 12, 2019
“Captain Marvel” opens March 8, if you’re still interested.
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