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Anna Diop Disables Instagram Comments To Shut Up Racists



  • Starfire is a superhero from DC Comics (she's a princess, heir to the throne of Tamaran, who was sold into slavery)

  • Anna Diop is a Senegalese-American actress who plays Starfire in the upcoming Titans show on DC Universe

  • When the Titans trailer was released last week, social media was hit with a bunch of angry fans complaining that Anna Diop is too ugly and too dark to play Starfire

  • In response, Diop has now disabled comments on her Instagram (except for her most recent post, which is filled with all sorts of comments like "racism is unacceptable, but she's still the wrong person to play Starfire" and one woman arguing that it's actually racist to make an orange-skinned alien black)

  • In summary, people remain the worst, and racism/colourism remains alive and well.



source.
Anna's Instagram.
Tags: black celebrities, celebrity social media, dc comics, race / racism, television, web series / youtube
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