Alt-right author ridiculed for asking what Stan Lee would have made of Captain Marvel

Alt-right author ridiculed for asking what Stan Lee would have made of Captain Marvel

Conservative author Jack Posobiec drew unintentional laughs from people online when he suggested that Marvel creator Stan Lee would have disapproved of the direction MCU has taken, as Captain Marvel plays in the cinemas.

Taking to Twitter, he said:

Imagine if Stan Lee saw what they’ve turned the MCU into

It’s unclear if he’s referring to the new Brie Larson iteration of Captain Marvel, or the focus the MCU has finally afforded to strong women or the commitment to diverse stories, like the Oscar-winning Black Panther.

Whatever the case, he’s missed something vital about the late and great Stan Lee: His cameos.

Namely the one he made in Captain Marvel before he passed away in November last year at the age of 95 years old.

Twitter user Courtney Enlow was quick to point this out. She wrote on Twitter:

He’s literally in the f***ing moving you f***loaf.

In fact, Stan Lee often made cameos in Marvel movies because he loved them so much

People criticised Posobiec evoking Stan Lee's memory, who died in November 2018 at the age of 95

And others tried to work out what Posobiec meant by his tweet

Another person reminded Posobiec that Lee had always dedicated his life to ensuring that Marvel was inclusive of everyone

Speaking about Marvel's legacy, Lee once said:

Marvel has always been and always been a reflection of the world right outside out window. That world may change and evolve but the one thing that will never change is the way we tell our stories of heroism.

Those stories have room for everyone, regardless of their race, gender, religion or colour of their skin.

The only things we don’t have room for are hatred, intolerance and bigotry.

And there is also the fact that Marvel has a history of tackling social and political issues like Nazism, war, poverty and racism.

And there's also the case of all the Oscars...

Black Panther won best original music score, best costume design and best production design at the 2019 Oscars.


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