Casting Wally West and the Redundant Anger Over the Diverse Flash

In the only casting choice that makes sense in the African-American family of Joe and Iris West from TV’s The FlashDivergent star Keiyan Lonsdale has been cast as Wally West aka Kid Flash!

NOC readers and really, anyone with access to Twitter knows what happened next. The typical outrage at a once white (in these cases — superhero) character being cast as black has begun. (See: Iris/Joe West, Jimmy Olsen, Johnny Storm, Hawkgirl, Nick Fury, Heimdall, I’m tired now. You name the rest.)

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