Things We Saw Today: #TeensThatLookLikeTeens Claps Back at Sexualized Riri Williams on Invincible Iron Man Variant Covers
— Pum-Jenn Spice Latte (@princess_jem4) October 19, 2016
We were all excited when it was announced that 15-year-old Riri Williams would be the new Iron Man. Now, the variant covers for Invincible Iron Man #1 have arrived and Houston, we have a problem. As our own Teresa Jusino points out, J. Scott Campbell’s latest work hypersexualizes Williams, a trend all too familiar for many young black girls. Rather than listen, Campbell passed the outrage off as an “SJW whine-fest” and now Twitter is clapping back with its own hashtag started by @MizCaramelVixen. You can check out drawings of teens who actually look like teens here.
- Continuing their quest to revolutionize the divas division, WWE has announced that two women will appear in the main event of their next PPV. Yes, Sasha Banks will square off against Charlotte in the first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match at, well, Hell in Cell on October 30. This also marks the first time a diva’s matchup will headline a main roster pay-per-view event. (via Bleacher Report)
- Netflix’s The Defenders has a neat tie to the Avengers movie—a similar working title. While the latter went into production under the name “Group Hug,” the Defenders took things a bit further with the title “Group Therapy.” (via Comic Book Resources)
- Michael Moore surprised everyone with a new doc called Michael Moore in Trumpland (which is not about Trump and which you should probably check out), but there’s another moving causing a stir in Hollywood. Loving is the story of real-life couple Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested for the horrific from of having an interracial marriage. The Hollywood Reporter explains why the film is so relevant today.
- Remember Rule 46 of the internet? Well, “sexy” Harry Potter straddles awfully close to that line. (via Cosmopolitan)
- What if the internet came to you? Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been temporarily disconnected and one savvy comedian is helping him out by reading things from the internet to him via a megaphone. It might not be efficient but it sure is funny. (via the Daily Dot)
Well, that’s it on our end. What did you find?
(image via Marvel)
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