By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Actor Michael B. Jordan has been getting plenty of backlash from comic books fans ever since it was confirmed he will be starring as Johnny Storm in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot, and although he addressed it once, he’s checking folks yet again for their racist remarks on the internet.
He tells Entertainment Weekly:
“I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: ‘A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president’ and ‘It’s not true to the comic.’ Or even, ‘They’ve destroyed it!’
“Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of ‘Black Film.
“To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it.”