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Storm Fans Are Upset About Her Supposed Whitewashing In A New Image From the Marvel Future Fight Game

By Jodi Smith | Social Media | September 1, 2020 |

By Jodi Smith | Social Media | September 1, 2020 |


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Ororo Munroe/Storm is an African superhero with the mutant power to control the weather. She is Black but has blue eyes due to her mutation and powers. She’s one of the X-Men available in the mobile game called Marvel Future Fight and her in-game icon was just changed to this:

Fans are pissed.

Storm has been a lot of different shades in her 45 years as a Marvel hero, but this is possibly the worst time to release an image of the African superhero with Instagram-looking features. She doesn’t look like Storm to me, but are the complaints about her skin tone policing how Black one must be in order to be Properly Black? Or are they fully focused on wanting to keep white features away from one of the most beloved Black superheroes out there?




Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.



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