The new cast of the Fantastic Four was just announced: Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (AKA "The Human Torch"). This is pretty great casting all around - especially Michael B. Jordan, who's gone from Wallace in The Wire to roles in Fruitvale Station and Friday Night Lights. He's an incredible up and coming actor and his personality is just perfect for Johnny Storm and oh yeah by the way he's black and Twitter cannot handle that.
New cast of #FantasticFour reboot sucks! Human Torch is now black for some PC reason. Stick to the source material and stop the nonsense!-- Frank Giummo (@FGiummo) February 20, 2014
Quick question: what was the Human Torch's defining feature - his race, or his ability to light himself on fire and fly around? Pretty sure it's the fire one.
Seriously, you cast a black dude to play the human torch in the reboot. That's so not right!! (Not being racist, no offense)-- MarchaelTan◢ ◤ (@marchael_tan17) February 20, 2014
Not racist, but you cannot cast anyone with this skin color in this role where race has never been important to the character.
The new cast of Fantastic Four. Not sure if im ok with it. Not to be racist buutt Human Torch isn't black. from what i know at least.-- Javier (@JavierIVillegas) February 20, 2014
Fun Fact: did you know that saying "I'm not being racist" when saying something racist makes it okay?
If it's okay for a black guy to play Human Torch in the F4 reboot then I guess it's okay for a white guy to play Black Panther, right?-- Livia Tamara Widjaja (@liviatamaraliu) February 20, 2014
Nope! Black Panther's race actually IS relevant to his character. Glad we could clear that up for you.
And now here's a list of people who have never heard of "adoption" or "being half-siblings" or "not caring about unimportant things":
I don't understand how the new Fantastic Four can have a white Invisible Woman and a black Human Torch when they're brother and sister...-- March 13 ✊ (@SupaSavage____) February 20, 2014
So there's a black man playing Human Torch. That's okay but The Invisible Woman is a white woman. They are suppose to be siblings.-- Jason Alvarez (@Jay8P) February 20, 2014
Like why is Michael b Jordan in that film as Johnny???? WHEN WAS THE HUMAN TORCH EVER BLACK ? HIS SISTER IS WHITE ? WTF-- GlassTop (@MackNSweetJones) February 20, 2014
Why is a black actor the human torch and a white chick Susan Storm in the upcoming fantastic four movie? They're supposed to be siblings!-- Fahad Al Jufairi (@FahadAlJufairi) February 20, 2014
I'm not racist, but how can you have a black human torch and pasty white invisible woman, they're fucking brother and sister for fuck sake-- Andrew Taylor (@tails37) February 20, 2014
To be fair, these people are from an alternate universe (it's called the "I'm Not Racist But..." Universe)