Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)
“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
I got really upset during the whole Donald for Spider-Man hatefest. Spider-Man was my favorite superhero growing up. I was obsessed with the Saturday morning Fox kids cartoon and Ultimate Spider-Man was the series that got me into reading comics. So as a black kid, when it was suggested that Donald Glover play Spider-Man, I got excited at the possibility. Then all the racism and bigotry came. This brought back so many bad feels.
(Source: halemcjoel, via supreme-souls)