So Misty Copeland and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, two of my favorite superheroes, have spoken out against the Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank for his support of President Donald Trump. The athletic clothing company sponsors both A-list superstars. That’s both awesome and to be expected given that both Copeland and Johnson are the epitome of Black/Asian Excellence.
My question however is this. Marvel CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter gave a $1 million to Trump’s presidential campaign and continues to support his administration. Why aren’t any of the white actors from Marvel Studios stepping up and calling him out like Copeland and Johnson did Plank?
Because the only ones who have stepped up in any responsible way have been Chris Evans in calling out David Duke and other bigots; Chris Hemsworth standing in solidarity with Standing Rock, protesting DAPL; and Clark Gregg on social media.
Marvel continues to get a pass for its B.S.
Trump dropped some serious truth during his inauguration speech. Most of his critics will complain and talk a good game but when it comes down to it, they won’t do anything about it.
Translation: You know the type, loud as a motorbike but wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight.
Say what you will about Trump, I must say I am truly impressed. He’s achieving greatness. In fact he’s doing the one thing that even Clinton and Obama couldn’t do. Getting white folks in formation. Because now that the white supremacy they enabled is coming back to haunt them, change and progress is inevitable, if for no other reason than self(ish) preservation.
Hey Becky, Slay Trick Or You’ll Be Eliminated.
Now if you’ll excuse me, Connor and I are headed to Red Lobster.