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:
New Storm icon for the game Marvel Future Fight. ⚡ pic.twitter.com/chc5zF5lVm— HOUSE OF STORM ⚡ (@stormbrasil1) August 31, 2020
Fans are pissed.
i know charlize theron when i see her pic.twitter.com/j0kI4Q5MrX— The Chickenista (@heydenzell) September 1, 2020
Cool, where is she, behind the white girl?— Mary Sue, M.Ed. (@MarySueSays) September 1, 2020
Uhhh… that ain’t Storm… that’s Light Rain…— byeD (@winnnnno) September 1, 2020
Why is Storm: the Beautiful Windrider, the Mistress of the Elements, the Queen of Wakanda, The Goddess being drawn as a Caucasian woman with a spray tan?— Grodd (@aspiring_ape) September 1, 2020
How hard is it to pick out a shade of brown and have that her Official color like Damn! Or the Hulk looking one shade off his usual green and white fanboys would riot— Sid (@cuicidesid) August 31, 2020
Two minutes in procreate— tried to help a little pic.twitter.com/j68jPGH1vU— Ser Callie Wallie ✨A Jellicle Cat (@CaptCallie) September 1, 2020
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?
Header Image Source: 20th Century Fox