And there wouldn't be a double standard in your case if they made Falcon white, right?
Changing age isn't a big deal, since most instance of FF take place during Johnny being an adult, meaning making the movie with a kid would have thrown off the general population who know adult Johnny from the cartoon and comics. Civil War changed in its entirety because Fox owned the mutants, who were a HUGE point of contention and practically the point of Civil War.
But do you have any instances of this double standard that aren't super easily debunked?
You probably don't go to their forums to see that they will discuss all minute changes and heated discussions right?
Because for Manga vs Anime, which are made by same team and have very minimal changes all is heavily discussed with some liking or hating them.
Dragon Ball had Mr. Popo changed to blue in USA so SJW wouldn't keep complaining about the black guy with exaggerated facial features. Same with Jinx in Pokemon. Yet no japanese fucking cares that they call one another monkey and have Goku with a tail or animal humanoids ruling the world.
Well it looks like things are going your way...
Major Studios Released a Historically Low Amount of LGBTQ-Inclusive Films in 2017 — Report
Just 14 titles included identifiably lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer characters, tied for the lowest total since GLAAD began tracking the stats in 2012.
Two points on that. First do anyone have to be identifiable in any of those categories or "cis gender"? If any character isn't said to be cis gender or show to be, you can also assume he isn't for all anyone care. Do you think they got their time tracking how many of the chars were identified/confirmed to be cis versus the rest and see how that fit to demographics?
And you clearly missed the OP, where he isn't complaining about having LGBTQ+ in media. If the story makes their gender important than it should explore it, but if it is either just tossed there or changed a character for it is the points of complain.
Personal attack? Definitely a stretch
"Who cares" can be used as an idiom, I OBVIOUSLY wasn't using it in a literal sense.
Is that one of the it only matters in one direction?
Spiderman wasn't 15 during civil war, planet hulk didn't feature Thor, captain America was supposed to die at the end of civil war ect but I'm sure you're going to twist yourselve in knots trying to justify why all of those changes are fine but making a minor characters like Ben Urich black is the end of the world.
As I said perhaps you should go to those guys den and see their discussions... and also consider that probably the complains about gender and race are fished on the net and made heat to push an agenda.
I think some people are missing the point of this thread. I don't think the vast majority of people here actually have a problem with diversity in entertainment/media/culture. Why would they? Do you honestly think most reasonable white men are outraged by the fact that we're only featured in 70% of entertainment now rather than the 80% or so of the past?
Rather, the issue most have is what this obsession with diversity often implies - which is a laziness and a sort of easy solution to generate interest to or sell a product, while on another level undermining traits that REALLY matter with is actual content of the product, or the character or actions of the individuals.
Going back to the Ghostbusters example again - Sony completely sold the movie on the fact that "it's Ghostbusters with chicks!" to draw attention to it. Then when the vast majority slagged it for the dumpster fire it was (which had nothing to do with the fact that the protagonists were female), they were labeled sexists. And the movie got a ton of undeserved for attention for being essentially a shitty SNL style derpy comedy that's probably Adam Sander level of quality at best.
At the end of the day this phony importance placed on diversity often is just corporate marketing to be looked upon favorably by the keepers of the morals and cultural authorities in society, and provides an excuse for them to be lazy with their end product. It's a gimmick. At least this is the way I see it.
And as said in the thread, that several of those forced diversity also make chars less depth because some flaws have to be removed to not be considered bigotry.
But I have to say I like wasting 90 min at my couch seeing Adam Sandler on netflix.
You give them too much credit; Adam Sandler at least used to be hilarious (and Grown-Ups is actually a fun movie to watch, it just doesn't have a real climax).
When I don't have to pay extra, 90min of Adam Sandler can be entertaining.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"