Comments from Marvel’s Facebook page on this image -
PFF it is white doctor strange not black get a little logical
you know whats really strange? an afroamerican making a dr stangre cosplay
Dr. Strange negro… é pai de santo?
when did Dr.Strange become black?
Doctor strange isnt black
Yea umm to bad hes white this craps geting old u never see dc comics doing crap like this wtf marvel?..oops I forgot Disney that’s why ooooooo.
jericho drumm isnt sorcerer supreme anymore :P
lol stephen strange is totally not black just sayin…
Don’t tell me dr.strange is now dr.dre
But fucking racism is DEAD?
I am so tired of white people. SO FUCKING TIRED.
Because these are the same assholes who will cry up and down about how not racist their white supremacist asses are, scream about how they got Black friends and say “i’m not a bad person it’s my opinion!!!”
No. If you post shit like this and agree with it, YOU ARE A RACIST.
And how dare they defile the awesomeness of this man’s cosplay with a such tripe.
What’s ironic is that you generalizing all white people as racist makes you racist yourself. Not to mention some of those commenters aren’t even white: “Dr. Strange negro… é pai de santo?”
I hate what these people posted as well, but can you just ignore all the white people who complemented the photo and still say white people are racist? And just so you know, I’m black.
Did I fucking say ALL white people? NO.
I just LOVE how whenever ANYONE says ANYTHING about white folks and their collective bullshit, folks have to come out the woodworks going “BUT NOT ALL WHITE PPL R LIKE THAT!!!”
But let’s ignore the fact that what I’m saying is true. It’s all about white ppls feelings right now. So lets stop everything y’all and pay homage to all the white fee fees that done got hurt. Poor white ppls fee fees. How dare I call them out on their racist shit. Because being CALLED RACIST is SO MUCH WORSE than THEIR RACIST BEHAVIORS. So it doesn’t matter that they are being so racist against this wonderful Black man’s cosplay! THEY GOT CALLED RACIST!!!! BOO HOOOOOOO!!!!
“Not all white people” = the epitome of dumb white bullshit.
This guy makes a goddamn awesome Dr. Strange and racist creeps should SHUT THE HELL UP.
What is the complaint about this image, I don’t even
Marvel’s whole cosplay thing lately has been great. And anyone can cosplay whomever they want. Who is actually objecting to this? I don’t pretend to know everything or anything about the motivations of cosplay, but far down on the list is “looking exactly like the character”. Maybe he wants to feel like the Sorcerer Supreme.
But here’s the thing, Facebook ruffians: Marvel chose this dude, and promoted his wicked-cool costume. Your collective opinions mean nothing, you understand nothing, and you’ll never convince a world that’s smarter than you that you matter. I take some comfort in that. But you still make me sick.
There’s a whole other commentary here about reverse-white-defense and racism in geek culture, but all I’m equipped to speak on right now is that you’re not even expected to look exactly like your cosplay, so these people are more than nitpickers. They’re likely looking for an excuse to say, “People shouldn’t be black,” and they’re substituting “Doctor Strange,” and hoping no one will notice.
And in one of the additional posts, the black poster’s “defense” of “white people” weirds me out, because that poster expects it to count for double, or something. As if, when I post feminist stuff, my opinion counts twice as much. Yeah, not how it works.