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Old 11-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default “Just Saw The Green Lantern Trailer…Why Is He Not A Black Guy?”

Very interesting, indeed! Check this out. (Emphasis added.)
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It was one of those oddities I came across a couple of years ago. Most people who have heard of Green Lantern, think he’s black.

When I say “most people”, I’m not talking comic readers. Comic readers are not most people.

And, indeed, most people have never actually heard of Green Lantern.

But of those who have, they are more likely to have come across Green Lantern on the more recent Justice League cartoons, than have read the comic. And the Green Lantern who appears in that cartoon? John Stewart. An human Green Lantern – who happens to be black. The choice of Lantern was clearly made to diversify the otherwise horrendously white (and green) team – something that has often not bothered the comic book version.

So, with these millions of viewers who believe that Green Lantern is black, a number seem to have been surprised to see the trailer for the movie. Which shows the white Green Lantern character portrayed by a white actor.

And Twitter is exploding.

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booker22 I could’ve sworn that he was black in the cartoons… Now they make a movie and turn the green lantern white…

AYOPHOTOGRAPHY I thought the Green Lantern was Black O_o

PhaaatAlbert I love Ryan Renolds, but GREEN LANTERN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BLACK!

gorgeous_poison i thought the green lantern was black ? yo they tripping !

madylove09 So. If I’m not mistaken, isn’t The Green Lantern black?

0h_So_LawLess: Green Lantern movie coming out. The have a white guy playing him. Smh, one of the only black superheros and they made him white. Smh.

Frizellikz_: Ok isn’t the Green Lantern sapposed to be a BLACK super hero?<=hell yea dey played us

Prissy_Coco: The Green Lantern suppose to be black right? So why am I looking at a white nigga n his suit black ppl can’t have shit”

shotgun_BANG :Theres a green lantern movie & i’m MADDDDD upset because he’s supposed to be black!

Dace_Face The green lantern is black .. Now why in the movie he white

wtfryank: The green lantern is supposed to be black. Ryan Reynolds say whaaat?

JaiBella14: Why is green lantern ryan reynolds he’s black in the comics I thought??? // That’s what I be sayin.

sc4bway: Just saw The Green Lantern movie preview and the green lantern is white! Thats the only black superhero!

Mack_FBMG: Hey The green Lantern Is BLACK! WTF IS THIS WHITE GUY LMAO!

Impala_ryder: They making a green lantern movie and the main character is white…..everybody kno the green lantern was BLACK…..smdh

niki71891: Soooo DC comcis…….gonna make the green lantern……white….nigga suppose 2 be BLACK!!!

longliveamour: Uh Uh! Green Lantern supposed to be black!!!!

zacflywalker: Harry potter is siiiiick still pissed that the green lantern isn’t a black man anymore!

AsiaLikeTheTown: The Green Lantern trailer doesn’t look remotely entertaining…especially since the original Green Lantern was a black dude!

Eiofhighrollers: Just Seen The Green Lantern Trailer…Why Is He Not A Black Guy?
You know, around now would be a really good time for DC and/or Warner to mention that Nick Jones is actually going to playing John Stewart in the movie.
Before you get steamed, try to remember just because these folks are not comic book fans, it doesn't make their opinions any less valid.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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I can't get mad at them cause most of the people only know of GL through JL, and JLU. It's more funny than upsetting to me
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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Yeah, I can see why they'd make the mistake. I wasn't a comic fan when JL came out, but I remember having similar thoughts because I had seen Hal Jordan in an episode of Superfriends. I guess it's all relative.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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This is too funny. I can't even get mad.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:53 PM   #5
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Ha! i made a guy get out of my mates comic shop due to this very saying, its not like he was even tryin to ask a Q about GL he just walked in off the street and spoke....... i chased him away for wasting my life
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
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Im not mad, just annoyed.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
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I can't get mad at them cause most of the people only know of GL through JL, and JLU. It's more funny than upsetting to me
Exactly this .. lol this is to funny XD
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #8
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Im not mad, just annoyed.
That's about where I'm at. Do a little research, people.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
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I think its pathetic, most of those comments makes the poster "try" to say they know all about the character, yet obviously dont know shit lol

Cant wait to see the comments start popping up when they see John Stewart in the movie lol
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kinda makes me mad to see this, but its something ive heard for awhile now. i love schooling these people.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:49 PM   #14
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I don't know if that people are ignorants or morons... or both things
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If they were only exposed to it from a tv show how does it make them morons? They just dont know any better. Asking the general public to do research about a comic book movie is like asking Batman to take the Joker out for a Dinner to celebrate his many accomplishments. I will say to you guys what I said to the Batfans. Instead of bitching these people out use this as your teachable moment. Explain to them the history if the GL's and how there are more than one and yes there is a black one but he was not the first. If you take the time to do this instead barking at peopl and telling they are idiots you end with some new fans who will then want to go and do the research. Barking on people will just make them say well "gee the Green Lantern comic fans are dicks" and they will want nothing to do with it. Embrace new fans with knwledge of what you love as opposed to alienating them by wasting a teachable moment.
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They are morons when they try to pretend they know everything about the character. I dont care if people have only had exposure to Lantern through the JL/U cartoons and think he's black. (Even though they show an entire Corp in there, along with Rayner..) Its when people ignorantly try to act like they know everything about the character and say he's black. Like those posts that say "Green Lantern is black in the comics" Those are the people i call morons.
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The ones that try to tell you what are in the comics and thnk they know better. Those are the jackasses that need to be ignored. No matter what you say it will never convince them that they dont know what they are talking. I know this from exeprience with the Batfans and even some people that I have met that believe that the Holocaust never happened. You can show them every Green Lantern comic in the galaxy and they will still tell you that you are wrong. Why waste the energy or doofuses like that.
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Before you get steamed, try to remember just because these folks are not comic book fans, it doesn't make their opinions any less valid.
Actually...their opinions are completely invalid, it's just not their fault. They're wrong, end of story.
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Actually...their opinions are completely invalid, it's just not their fault. They're wrong, end of story.
Not all of them. Those thinking that the "original" GL is black are wrong, yes. But those claiming that "GL is a black guy" are indeed correct. It's just a different GL, but not knowing that doesn't necessarily make them wrong nor invalidate their opinions.
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But those claiming that "GL is a black guy" are indeed correct.
No they are not. Because that sentence is implying that there is only one Green Lantern, which is false.
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You want the best reason why we should not pay any mind to these people? They use twitter. NUFF Said.
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twitter sucks so much arse its unreal..............
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