I’m probably as guilty as many over seeing a black man cosplaying as Captain America and thinking “oh, a black Captain America” rather than just “oh, Captain America”. From a Chinese Elvis to a male Slave Princess Leia, I notice the differences in terms of demographic between the person and the person portraying them.
I think there’s a difference between that, though, and people who seem to believe that someone of a different ethnicity shouldn’t portray a character in cosplay. Such as the following Doctor Strange shot posted on Facebook by Marvel, as part of a range of cosplay shots taken at conventions to promote Avengers Vs X-Men;
And the comments that followed;
PFF it is white doctor strange not black get a little logical
you know whats really strange? an afroamerican making a dr stangre cosplay
Dr. Strange negro… é pai de santo?
when did Dr.Strange become black?
Doctor strange isnt black
Yea umm to bad hes white this craps geting old u never see dc comics doing crap like this wtf marvel?..oops I forgot Disney that’s why ooooooo.
jericho drumm isnt sorcerer supreme anymore :P
lol stephen strange is totally not black just sayin…
Don’t tell me dr.strange is now dr.dre
Sigh. Here’s the rest of the cosplay so far;
- C.B. Cebulski Recommends Comic Book Artists Use Their Real Name - January 16, 2018
- Jackie Ormes and Carol Kalish Inducted into Eisner Hall Of Fame for 2018, 16 More Nominated - January 16, 2018
- Frank Cho Moves to Watercolours for Harley Quinn Covers - January 16, 2018
- Ch-Ch-Changes- with Edgar Salazar, Grant Morrison, Howard Porter and Jorge Jiminez - January 15, 2018
- Jamie Hewlett Draws BBC Radio 4 Front Row’s Stig Abel - January 15, 2018