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Michael B. Jordan

Screw Critics, Fans Will

Love My Black Human Torch

2/21/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael B. Jordan has a message for all the hating comic book fans who say a BLACK man can't play the extremely WHITE Human Torch -- CHILL OUT!

Jordan just got the the role of Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four remake -- even though in comics, the character's always been blonde-haired, blue-eyed ... and has a white sister Sue Storm (Kate Mara got that role).

Last night at Chi Lin in WeHo ... we asked MBJ what he would say to critics who said things like: "Don't cast a black guy to play a white super hero. It's just not right!" ... and "no no no no no no and nooooooo!!!"

Check out Michael's answer. One thing's for sure ... Black Torch has way more swagger.

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46.

Green    

This vote shows how racist the American mentality and media can still be. The fact that people think that a FICTIONAL character shouldn't be played by a black person is utterly ridiculous and small minded.

182 days ago
47.

Odog22    

White people have been doing black roles forever so stop whining

182 days ago
48.

Joey    

ffff

182 days ago
49.

Joey    

LOL White people hate anything that "belongs" to them being taken away...White do not worry about just one character - you still have every character on television shows - most famous movie actors - most rich people - most everything really...I suppose slavery affected white people too - I'll do anything I can help you rehab you from your entitlement.

182 days ago
50.

chicago_animal     

Booooooooo-urns

182 days ago
51.

nick    

Boo come on make new black hero's and see if they sell first

182 days ago
52.

Yurra Knutz    

Where Charlie Chan at?

182 days ago
53.

NOT ELMO    

Michael B. Jordan -- Screw the Critics, Fans Will Love My Black Human Torch...............I LIKE THE-HUMAN-TORCH A LOT MORE THAN CAPTAIN-AMERICA BECAUSE THE-HUMAN-TORCH HAS LOTS OF POWERS INCLUDING FLIGHT, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH A BLACK GUY BEING THE-HUMAN-TORCH, THAT'S BETTER THAN HAVING A BLACK GUY BE MISTER-FANTASTIC, I HOPE THE STUDIO RELEASES THE-FANTASTIC-FOUR-REBOOT IN 2D, 3D AND IMAX-3D...

182 days ago
54.

NOT ELMO    

Michael B. Jordan..................COULD'VE BEEN CYBORG OR JOHN STEWART THE GREEN LANTERN BUT TOO LATE NOW....

182 days ago
55.

Nikki    

Why does Hollywood always try to be so desperately edgy?

182 days ago
56.

STEVEWHITE    

He got the part because he's Director Josh Tranks Bitch

182 days ago
57.

Michael B    

Ok wow if your main reason for this guy not be the Human Torch is because he's black you're a racist, plain and simple. How many crazy delusional white boys dress up as Japanese Anime characters? And how many little white girls dress up as Tiana,Jasmine, Mulan, and Pocahontas? I mean come on! And white people what you can't seem to comprehend is that YOU ARE IN NO WAY OPPRESSED!! YES it is a problem for white people to be black characters b/c there are only so many. I encourage you to name more than 10 black superheroes who aren't John Stewart, Storm, Blade, or Black Panther show where they show up in a movie then get back to me. Yes they should make characters who are just black and gay and w/e but that shouldn't stop them from creating diversity where there is literally NONE!! Storm and Nick Fury are literally the ONLY BLACK CHARACTERS IN A MAJOR SUPERHERO FILM THAT DO MORE THAN APPEAR RIGHT NOW!! Can you not see how that is wrong. ALSO I think people will understand that the guy on fire is the human torch regardless of whether he is black or white or w/e .

182 days ago
58.

ElliotKin80    

That's just Hollywood they do it all the time... Both ways what's the big deal? I'm white and looking forward to see what he can bring to that character . It is 2014 American people, damn Americans and their racist BS!!!

182 days ago
59.

Naughtyniki824    

For real though? Who the F cares??? Black, white, yellow???? Who the f**k cares??? He is a damn good actor and I'm pretty sure he is going to do a great job regardless!!! Don't hate just because he isn't a blonde hair blue eyed douche biscuit !!! And this is coming from a white, brown eyed, brown haired chick!!!

181 days ago
60.

Kayla     

What kills me is how up in arms white people are about this but I bet none of you batted an eye when white actors WERE cast in roles who played POC. Johnny Depp as Tonto and Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia.

181 days ago
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