Does whatever a white guy can
Fills a film with diverse guys,
Skin so light, it will blind your eyes
Here comes white Spider-Man.
(With apologies to one of my favorite bands, The Ramones, who performed an actual version of the Spider-Mantheme.)
One of the hallmarks of the alt-left is that nothing ever satisfies them. You can be 100 percent left-wing in your politics and make a minor gaffe and they will throw you under the bus.
It’s a kind of extreme fascism that eventually destroys everything and everyone except the last person of indeterminate gender left standing (Formerly known as the last man standing, but we’re not supposed to use that phrase and even the show of the same name got cancelled.)
Diversity is a big part of this. You can never be diverse enough unless you leave out all the white people. Try to update a white guy superhero movie franchise by being all inclusive and you still get called out for leaving the white guy superhero white.
That’s where liberals complain about white people taking Asian roles or playing African-American characters. None of that is allowed. Heck, even diehard lefty Alec Baldwin (an amazing actor despite his politics) gets attacked for playing a blind character.
The left is the Bull Connor of 2017 — policing race mixing by forcing Hollywood to keep white people away from people of color. Witness another demented article from Fusion. (Soon be called Splinter in a name reminiscent of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!)
Fusion/Splinter (Flinter? Splusion?) wrote a piece headlined: “Spider-Man Director Brags About His Movie’s Diversity, But Why Is His Spider-Man Still White?” Staff reporter Isha Aran, who covers “representation in media,” writes pretend victim junk like this for a living.
Here’s a money quote from the Spider-Man silliness: “With a supporting cast that consists of biracial women, a Latinx actor as well as a Filipinx actor, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s diversity better reflects reality than most other superhero films.” (Remember, Latinx and Filipinx are not X-men.)
Director Jon Watts (quite possibly a dreaded white guy) didn’t go far enough for Aran, who asked: “if diversity is both as important as Watts claims and as lucrative as the evidence shows, why is this movie still centered around the same old white people we’ve seen a million times?”
See Fusion wants the movie to be as professionally suicidal as the comic book company and go all Social Justice Warrior. “We’ve already had two white Spider-Men. The current Spider-Man in the Marvel comics is Miles Morales, an Afro-Latinx kid,” wrote Aran.
Except lefty politics is already killing the comics and now Fusion wants that same level of indoctrination in the movies. Why? Because the alt-left only wants 100 percent victory.