Captain Marvel becomes the target of trolls; Brie Larson fights back like a real superhero

The greatest fight against trolls by Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel becomes the target of trolls; Brie Larson fights back like a real superheroCaptain Marvel becomes the target of trolls; Brie Larson fights back like a real superhero
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Never mind that Captain Marvel can fly. Her greatest superpower is reflected in the fight against trolls. Brie Larson, the Oscar-winning star of the upcoming Captain Marvel was called too political by trollers. “She can't possibly be strong enough. She's forcing diversity on moviegoers”. And worst of all! “She doesn't smile enough”, the trolls whined. The trollers also posted doctored pictures of Larson, in her Captain Marvel regalia, doing what superheroes-male, female or otherwise-seldom do while rescuing Earth from almost certain annihilation. Smiling.

However, the most interesting and inspiring fight back ever given in the history against trolling shows Brie’s greatest power that lies.

She shared altered photos of other Marvel superheroes, the male Iron Man, the male Captain America and the male Doctor Strange, with silly grins to illustrate the double standard of the "smile more" trope. To counterattack the ones questioning her strength, she posted videos of her workouts on Instagram, including one where she pushed a 5,000-pound Jeep.

Speaking with an Italian media outlet , a few select members of the cast and co-director Ryan Fleck spoke to the situation.

"I really don't understand it at all and because of that, and everything else," Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch said of the ordeal. "I don't pay attention to it. I don't read it, I don't watch anything, I don't pay attention to it — especially when I'm releasing a movie I'm very, very proud of."

"Everyone worked very hard on this movie. Everyone works very hard on every movie," she continued. "You see the credits at the end? There's hundreds and hundreds, sometimes thousands, involved in this and it's just important to give everyone their props. It's very easy to hide behind a screen and say what you think."

Last year as well, trolls zeroed in on “Black Panther” and its groundbreaking African-American cast. Facebook groups tried to target the Rotten Tomatoes scores of the movie, posting negative comments to depress the online index that some moviegoers use to gauge whether the film is worth seeing. Facebook took the pages down, while Twitter tackled fake reports of racially motivated violence at screenings. The movie went on to become the highest-grossing superhero movie ever screened in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

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