On the negative fan reaction to the news of Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm, Stan Lee had this to say:
"They’re outraged not because of any personal prejudice. They’re outraged because they hate to see any change made on a series and characters they had gotten familiar with. In Spider-Man, when they got a new actor, that bothered them, even though it was a white actor. I don’t think it had to do with racial prejudice as much as they don’t like things changed."
I think geeks everywhere should give a big shout out of thanks to Stan Lee because he is the ONLY creative individual out there who is defending them for being fans and not condemning them for being 'racists' or 'misogynists.'
Fans don't like changes to the characters they love. Period. It isn't prejudice, it's just how fans are. (I mean, seriously, Superman is supposed to wear his underwear on the outside and until he does I am not reading the New 52!)
Thanks, Mr. Lee, for having faith in us.
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