One golden rule that celebrities and artists follow is to just fly by and ignore internet trolls. Truthfully, there can be a lot of them. To disregard them is more of a self-preservation technique. There are, however, some internet trolls lurking in the corners of the web that sometimes gain two minutes of fame by saying the right words to irk fans and fandoms.
In very rare occurrences, our favorite celebrities do not take these internet trolls sitting down which makes us love them even more. Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first ever lead female superhero Brie Larson, who is the upcoming and most anticipated film Captain Marvel, took a few minutes of her busy schedule to shut down a seemingly misogynistic internet troll.
Twitter user @TFMonkeyYoutube tweeted on September 18, “I fixed #Captain Marvel”, attaching four photoshopped pictures of Captain Marvel smiling. After all the work on female equality, here we are back to requiring a female superhero to smile when her male counterparts have their tough faces going on their posters.
Good ol’ Marvel fans did not let this pass. User @heymermaid replied to the tweet with “I agree, Captain Marvel needs to smile more, so she fits in with the rest of the universe”. She then added photoshopped pictures of Captain America, Iron Man and Doctor Strange with a grin on their faces.
Thankfully, Brie Larson took the whole fiasco quite positively and responded with grace and class. On her Instagram story, Larson posted a photo and quote in reference to the whole fad. Her message resonated well with her fans as it says, “Breaking news: You can be you. That means you can smile or not. You can be strong in the ways you want to be. You can own who you are. If anyone tells you different, don’t trust them.” And trusted her words, we did.
In the words of women empowerment, “you do you Brie”!
If you haven’t watched the film yet, well you should. Watch the official trailer of Captain Marvel here: