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Flame war on!


Cosmic rays turned that "A" into a "4." (photo via 20th Century Fox)

When actor Michael B. Jordan was given the role of Johnny Storm (aka "The Human Torch") in the new Fantastic Four reboot, the bowels of the internet erupted with the familiar racist caterwauling from angry white nerds who "aren't racist, BUT..." (Most of their complaints boil down to "Wahhh, but I want to watch a white guy turn into a fiery guy!")

Jordan recently addressed his racist critics in Entertainment Weekly:

Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of “Black Film." Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself—a reflection of what a modern family looks like today.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly