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Ms. Marvel actress responds to “Laughable” review bombing

Ms.  Marvel actress responds to “Laughable” review bombing

Ms. Marvel not only has the pleasure of introducing a brand new hero to MCU, but it also gets to throw its star into the spotlight for the very first time. Iman Vellani, who plays Marvel Studios’ Kamala Khan on screen, debuted as an actor with the Marvel series, going from the real MCU superfan to the MCU superhero in a matter of months.

The teenage actor has captured the minds and hearts of Marvel fans everywhere, and is one of the most famous aspects of the series’ first five episodes. Follows a superhero enthusiast in the universe, Ms. Marvel tells the story of Kamala Khan, a young Pakistani-American who finds himself grabbing his own strength after receiving a mysterious bracelet.

The show has garnered mostly positive reviews; however, it has also (like other recent MCU projects) been the victim of review bombing, a practice in which audience members with bad intentions bombard various overall reviews of reviews with 1-star reviews in an attempt to make it seem worse than it is.

Ms. Marvel has seen its fair share of review bombs while wearing the representation and diversity up its sleeve, but the show’s star has finally spoken out against the attacks.

Iman Vellani responds to MCU review bombing

Ms.  Marvel, Iman Vellani
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Talking to NME, Ms. Marvel Star Iman Vellani broke down audience reactions to the Disney + series, her experience of being in the spotlight for the first time, and her thoughts on the recent bombing of the series.

When Vellani addressed the review bombing that the MCU epic has faced, Vellani called the practice “honestly pretty ridiculous,” mentions it “changes are scary for many people:”

“I’m not on social media. But I hear things my mother tells me. It’s honestly pretty ridiculous and I think change is scary for a lot of people. And having a show that surrounds a 16-year-old girl who is Pakistani and Muslim and a superhero is scary for many people. I think this is just going to rip Band Aid off, and hopefully people will fall in love with her. “

She continued to say Ms. Marvel is a “show … for Marvel fans” and if these review bombers “Consider themselves a Marvel fan, so is this show for them too:”

“This show is for Marvel fans. If you’re a real Marvel fan, if any of these review bombers consider themselves a Marvel fan, then this program is for them too. We wanted Ms. Marvel to be a love letter to Marvel fans. So yes, I do not care about them! “

When he talked about Kamala’s legacy and saw representation on screen, Vellani said so «Every time we see Muslims and South Asians [on screen]” they are “never proud of their culture.” And in making Ms. Marvelthey tried to use Kamalas “cultural identity as something that motivates and guides her:”

“For some reason, every time we see Muslims and South Asians [on screen], especially teenagers, they are never proud of their culture. There is always something pulling them down. That’s not true. Kamala’s story has always been about using her cultural identity as something that motivates her and guides her. It was very important to us [when making Ms. Marvel]. “

The young actress also covered how she handled her first full press tour. She called the experience “cathartic” and that it makes her very happy this character gets the light she deserves: “

“It’s honestly so outrageous to finally talk about the show. For a long time it felt like this little indie movie we made. It makes me very happy that this character gets the light she deserves.”

As for the attention she’s now getting, she stamped the whole experience of going from fan to fan favorite as “trippy and nice” but also a little “scary:”

“It’s stumbled and weird because people are very possessive of celebrities. People can access them whenever they want through a Google search or Disney +. It’s scary – and you know, it’s not me. I think I’m staying “I’m still processing the fact that the show is smooth and that people know my name.”

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Not only is Iman Vellani electric on screen as Kamala Khan, but she also sounds wise over the years. The fact that she, like others involved in the show, simply defies those involved in the review bombing of her (or any) MCU project, shows a lot of confidence from the young actress.

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She knows what she is doing / has done with Ms. Marvel is important. The representation seen in the series is groundbreaking.

Some of the best superhero stories ever (i.e. Spider-Man) prove that heroes can come from anywhere, and the story of Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan is just the latest example of this. For the first time, young girls who look exactly like Kamala can look at an MCU character and say, “Hey, she looks just like me.”

Vellani says it best – Ms. Marvel is for Marvel fans. And if people are to speak out against it, they must completely reconsider their Marvel fandom.

Ms. Marvel ends the first season of its streaming on Disney + next Wednesday.

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