Isn’t the hate that Brie Larson aka MCU’s Captain Marvel gets is too much
Being Captain Marvel is no easy feat, not only she is one of the strongest heroes in the galaxy but she has her weaknesses as well. Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson took up the responsibility to be studios namesake in 2016. In 2019 Larson debuts as Captain Marvel in the eye of a storm. Introduced at the last she debuts between Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Ever since she has been ridiculed, trolled and dismissed as Captain Marvel – but why do fans feel so strongly about her. And is all the hate justified? Let’s find out.
Why Fans Hate Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel?
The hatred for Captain Marvel came as soon as Brie Larson was announced. Not for her casting but for being a ‘female superhero.’ Meh right! With Wonder Woman 2017’s success it is quite unclear why would a certain section of fans, better known as trolls, dismiss Marvel’s first-female superhero? Nonetheless, the movie was a massive success on the worldwide box-office grossing $ 1.2 billion.
The trolls didn’t stop their based on the movie they criticized Larson for being expression less andnot smiling enough. However, given Captain Marvel’s traumatic past it was more of a creative choice for her to be smiling or being overtly expressive. Also, when was the last time you saw Batman or Captain America fighting an enemy with a big smile on their face?
The trolls didn’t stop there. After the movie was released many channels made negative videos about the movie and even gave bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. This hate however was amplified by some of Brie Larson’s comments.
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Larson’s Part in Captain Marvel’s Hate
Brie Larson is an activist and is very vocal about the causes she believes in. She is a feminist and diversity and inclusivity champion. The hate for Brie Larson started with her comment during a press interview when she said, her press days were filled with ‘overwhelmingly white male.’ She later clarified her intent to see more inclusivity in the field of journalism. “What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table,” she told Fox DC.
In another instance she criticized the fact that most movie critics are men. That was again taken out of context her comment was taken as hate for ‘white males.’ She later clarified she ‘do not hate white men,’ however, the damage was done.
Both press and trolls got a chance to blow the situation out of the proportion. Trolls got a chance to further hate Brie Larson and in turn Captain Marvel. Nonetheless, fans and supporters of Larson came to her rescue praising her and her work as an actor and activist.
Larson truly embodies the spirit of Captain Marvel both acknowledging her mass influence and using her voice for the right cause and never failing to admit her mistakes. She returns as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel in 2022.
Brie Larson FAQ’s
Larson is dubbed a Social Justice Warrior who uses any platform to bring forth her thoughts about social issues. On occasions she finds herself biting her words as they are used out of context. Giving audience an impression that she might not be a great fit for the character.
No, the Oscar winner is not hated by fans or Hollywood peers. In fact, the fan community as well as her co-stars have often come to her rescue when attacked by the trolls.