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9/9/2008 11:30:42 AM permalink

Will Smith offered the role of Captain America. Maybe it's true, and probably it's not. Nevertheless, I have to admit, when I heard about this rumor all I could think about was all the hard-core do-or-die semper-fi Captain American fans out there who would hear that rumor, and immediately fill their hands with shit to smear across the internet. Angry! That's what a Will Smith as Captain America rumor does - it makes people angry! Now, personally, I really hate that Cap is an aryan-fighting-aryan. White on white crime, yo! No, seriously, I just never liked that to fight the so-called Master Race, they created the perfect white man. I'd way, way, WAY rather see Steve Rogers played by a Jewish-American, like his creators were. Kirby? Jewish. Stan Lee? Jewish. That's my Cap, baby. He's 100% Red, White, And Jew! "And just so you know, there were a few Jewish cowboys - big guys, who spent money freely!" Tense racial jokes aside, it could be so much worse. In fact, here are some other people who COULD play Cap, who would be much, much worse than Will Smith.
Nick Cage Ryan Reynolds Dane Cook Ben Affleck Casey Affleck Cuba Gooding Jr. Jack Black Vin Diesel

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barkus 1/9/2009 7:50:04 PM

I have to say, SavageHenryLee really fits the description to the wrter of such an blame-spewing and racially devisive post on an otherwise honorable entertainment web site.

As one of many not impressed with the idea of Will Smith, an award-winning and high draw actor of (obvious) black decent and talented-yet-specific acting style, I have no shame in admitting that him bearing the shield of Captain America would be poor casting at best

Stating that fans showed anger after this rumor got out is, in truth, fact. But your rationing behing WHY is not. For the very nature of fans to to be...well...ANGRY. The same crowd that hated Star Wars Prequels, were Irked by Spider-Man's ORganic Web Shooters, and are still lamenting Halle Berry's Catwoman, would clearly have a problem with a Black Captain America.

But it is important to note it is not that Captain America is cast by a Black person, so much as that the Original source material does not match the idea. If you are to blame anyone, Blame Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

For this your race-bating statement falls right through as you have nothing more to complain about than true fandom of the character's origin.

On your second point, the idea that captain America to be Jewish would have been an ironic twist. But because the character was meant to represent the masses, and because most of our WWII heroes who fought bravely alongside the Captain (inluding my grandfather) were indeed of Christiandecent (as many were in the U.S. during that time), that idea one again falls though.

Instead of citing how the character represents the true American Spirit seen durung "The War", you almost MOCK our involvement in the was by calling it "Aryan-Fighting-Aryan". For saying this about a character representing an entire country, you are saying the same thing about the entire nation and its WWII involvement as a whole. Once again, don't blame fans or studio execs, blame Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

I won't belabor the point any longer. Except to say that the many fans you mock for being true to the character understand a great deal than YOU do. Furthermore, your bean-counting argument, which basically states that it is better to cast someone due to their race or religion is more important then staying true to the source material and origin proves that your love of comic books does not exced your being enslaved by political correctness.

anonymous 1/10/2009 5:47:46 PM

I have to say, SavageHenryLee really fits the description to the wrter of such an blame-spewing and racially devisive post on an otherwise honorable entertainment web site.

As one of many not impressed with the idea of Will Smith, an award-winning and high draw actor of (obvious) black decent and talented-yet-specific acting style, I have no shame in admitting that him bearing the shield of Captain America would be poor casting at best

Stating that fans showed anger after this rumor got out is, in truth, fact. But your rationing behing WHY is not. For the very nature of fans to to be...well...ANGRY. The same crowd that hated Star Wars Prequels, were Irked by Spider-Man's ORganic Web Shooters, and are still lamenting Halle Berry's Catwoman, would clearly have a problem with a Black Captain America.

But it is important to note it is not that Captain America is cast by a Black person, so much as that the Original source material does not match the idea. If you are to blame anyone, Blame Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

For this your race-bating statement falls right through as you have nothing more to complain about than true fandom of the character's origin.

On your second point, the idea that captain America to be Jewish would have been an ironic twist. But because the character was meant to represent the masses, and because most of our WWII heroes who fought bravely alongside the Captain (inluding my grandfather) were indeed of Christiandecent (as many were in the U.S. during that time), that idea one again falls though.

Instead of citing how the character represents the true American Spirit seen durung "The War", you almost MOCK our involvement in the was by calling it "Aryan-Fighting-Aryan". For saying this about a character representing an entire country, you are saying the same thing about the entire nation and its WWII involvement as a whole. Once again, don't blame fans or studio execs, blame Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

I won't belabor the point any longer. Except to say that the many fans you mock for being true to the character understand a great deal than YOU do. Furthermore, your bean-counting argument, which basically states that it is better to cast someone due to their race or religion is more important then staying true to the source material and origin proves that your love of comic books does not exced your being enslaved by political correctness.

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