Is it Racist? Marvel Edition.
Marvel is planning variant covers featuring Deadpool in a banana costume. Unfortunately that falls during the release of Mighty Avengers #1, an “all-black” super hero team.
The team is actually made up of a mix of individuals. Luke Cage (African-American), Monica Rambeau has roots in New Orleans, Power Man is African-American and Dominican, and White Tiger is Puerto Rican. So having a banana and maracas isn’t the brightest idea.
Is it racist? My answer is yes, though unintentionally. Insensitive at a minimum (hopefully we can all agree on at least that).
(via Bleeding Cool)