News has broken that Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) is being considered to play Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Naturally, comic book fans across the Internet are furious, because they've had it with all the reboots and just want to preserve the magic of the 2005 original -- oh, wait, no. They're angry because Michael B. Jordan is black. And in the comics, Johnny Storm is white.
Consider the Internet's bitch switch flipped.
But these Fantastic Four fans aren't mad because they're racist (they insist). No, their reasons are much more complicated, because ...
5"It's Not About Race"
See, these complaints aren't about the character's race; they're about not changing the character's race. If that sounds confusing and contradictory, that's because it is. Let's look at a full quote:
"Might we offer a rejoinder- oh, never mind. The discussion has ended."