Zoe Saldana Defends Michael B. Jordan As “Human Torch"

The internet completely blew up when the news broke that actor Michael B. Jordan would be starring in the newest Fantastic Four film as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch). There has been a great debate, in terms of, whether or not the character of Johnny Storm should be portrayed by an African American. Originally the character of Johnny Storm was drawn in the 1960s comic as a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes. What a lot of critics said about Jordan as the “Human Torch” was that “the series had been destroyed,” “they must be doing it because Obama’s president,” and “it’s not true to the comic.” Michael B. Jordan has responded and pushed back against the negative critics in an essay that was published in Entertainment Weekly last Friday. Jordan stated, “To the trolls on the Internet…Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it.”

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