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Alexandra Shipp continues to dismiss her 'X-Men' casting criticism



X-Men: Apocalypse actress Alexandra Shipp still apparently hasn't grasped the concept of colorism (see these previous posts)  - in an interview with Glamour Magazine, Shipp continued to ignorantly address the criticism she faced for playing Storm in the 2016 film, with some telling quotes:


  • "[I tweeted back] at people who criticized me for not having dark enough skin for my role in X-Men because we’re not going to have this conversation about a cartoon character. You’re not going to tell me that my skin color doesn’t match a Crayola from 1970."




















  • On auditioning for Storm: "I wasn’t like, 'Oh man, I’m not dark enough.' I was like, 'Finally, this is my moment. I’m not playing Harriet Tubman with a prosthetic nose and darkening my skin tone. I would never do that."

  • Says that she never plans on silencing herself despite the "trolling" she receives on social media: "I hope to never censor the things that come out of my mouth. Male actors have always been able to be way more opinionated when it comes to politics. As actresses, we only get to do things like help the hungry children," she said. "Take Angelina Jolie. She’s political in her actions, but you don’t know her opinion on Trump. I think people should speak their truth."

  • "I’m exactly who I want to be every single day. I know it might be my demise — I’ll check back in with you in a couple years and see how it’s working out — but I’m my own artist," she added. "You can’t be a great artist without having a huge opinion."





















Shipp will reprise her role as Storm in Dark Phoenix, out Feb. 14, 2019.

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6


ONTD, do you compare darker skin tones to crayons to try and prove a point?

Tags: black celebrities, comic books, nobody, pr training needed, race / racism, x-men
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