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Brie Larson lies about her critics

Spanky

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From BoundingIntoComics

Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson pretended she doesn’t know about her critics in a new interview. While speaking with Variety, Larson answered a very leading comment from the access media magazine. Variety’s Kate Aurthur commented, “There are horrible comics fans who were rooting against it, because it had a woman lead character, and because of your politics. People made YouTube videos about wanting the movie to bomb.”

Larson responded, “They did? Oh. I didn’t even know.” She added, “I don’t have time for it, you know? The things that I have extra time to really look at are, like: Am I eating healthy food? Am I drinking water? Am I meditating? Have I called my mom today?” She would add, “More recently, I guess maybe it’s because of “Captain Marvel,” I’ve had a lot of journalists be, like, “How often do Google yourself?” I’m, like, “I’ve never Googled myself.”

She continued “I have genuinely never needed to look at the internet to explain to me who I am. I’m extremely committed to that in my day-to-day life! There is really nothing more pleasurable to me than observing my mind. And interrogating myself.”

Except this is a complete and utter lie. Larson knows full well about her critics. In fact, while promoting Captain Marvel she addressed the very critics that Variety’s Kate Aurthur denigrates. Fox 5’s Kevin McCarthy brought up Larson’s critics back in February surrounding her comments regarding the amount of white men who would be covering her on her press tour. At the time Larson stated, “It’s hard for me to comment on that because I don’t know what the headlines were or what were said or what I said or what people think that I said.” She would add, “What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.”

This wouldn’t be the only time Larson would address her critics while promoting Captain Marvel. Larson responded via her Instagram who criticized her facial expressions specifically her lack of smiling. She would post a number of photoshopped images of other Marvel Comics heroes such as Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Captain America with the characters smiling during intense moments. Larson would also address the criticism in an interview with Kevin Polowy. Larson told him, “That’s just a depiction of the female experience. That’s just what it’s like.” She added, “It didn’t really bother me that much when I saw that was the reaction because that’s how it goes.”

Larson also acknowledged her critics when she decided to pile on one person who criticized Netflix’s Unicorn Store movie starring Larson. She quote tweeted the brand who listed off her accomplishments in a foolhardy attempt to dismiss the criticism. And as for Googling herself, she literally did an entire bit of it with Wired while promoting Captain Marvel. Larson begins the interview stating, “So, this is the first time I’ve ever Googled myself. I didn’t know it looked like this.”

But what might be the most outstanding part of this interview with Variety is that Aurthur told Larson, “”Captain Marvel” seems good for the world. Does it feel important in that way to you?” Larson responded, “Yeah, within reason. I’ve started paying attention, even in just the last couple of days, because I’ve been trying to really interrogate and understand my experience better.”

This response came before Larson said she didn’t have time for her critics. I don’t know about you, but if you are interrogating yourself to determine if Captain Marvel was a good for the world, you’d probably look at the people criticizing yourself and the film alongside those praising it. Given her past behavior and actively engaging her critics through social media it’s safe to say Brie Larson most definitely pays attention to her critics and even engages with them.

 

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The MCU has had a heck of a run up to now, with twenty odd hit movies and a host of talented actors who appeared to genuinely enjoy what they were doing and the characters that they were playing. It seemed to be just one big, happy family. I guess that streak was due to end sometime, and apparently it ended with Brie Larson. In the South, there's a term for the family member who just doesn't seem to fit in with the group, and apparently Ms Larson is that "red headed step child." I heard recently that she is set to play a part in an upcoming Star Wars movie. Here's hoping that she will find a home where she can actually fit in, in that galaxy far, far away.

Now, let's hope that the Black Widow movie is such a smash hit that the studio will have no choice but to resurrect Natasha and make her the new leader of the next Avengers team. That's a lady who has earned, and actually deserves to have her turn center stage.
 

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Actually, I'm tired of all the Brie bashing. I didn't like Captain Marvel, but I'm at the point where I'll defend the actress who portrayed her. Sure, I've made a few snarky remarks about her in the past but now...I'm done.

I have a violent knee jerk reaction to bullying, and that's what's happening to Brie. Yes, Captain Marvel really sucked. But she seems like an intelligent, intense, opinionated lady and I'm beginning to like her. 😊
 
Bluebird
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Intelligent, intense, and opinionated also sounds like you :D
Spanky
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LOL... part of this really made me laugh out loud. I thought for a minute you were serious.

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I do expect Brie is too busy to waste time googling herself online and watching/reading all the hate (and if she's narcissistic enough to do so then then she doesn't have to go to the criticism but her ardent defenders or anything else, and she'd be even quicker to dismiss her critics as basement dwelling losers). I bet she's tired of being asked about this. I watch very few celebrity interviews (offhand, the only ones I've seen in several years are those sent to me) and I got the impression her face was like "not this again" when brought up. Not in a "leave me alone!" way but "why are we wasting time on this?" way.

And it's an axiom that you can't be loved without earning haters in the process.

As for myself, I remember learning of the Satanic Panics and how metal bands in the 80s exploited it by trolling fundies (which kids loved, would buy, parents burn, kids buy it again, doubling profits, and so on). I was thinking that would be my dream job, one in which I troll people who very much deserve it and laugh all the way to the bank in my new corvette doing it (especially as the more they hate me the more popular, and richer, I get). Even now, some Hollywood celebrities deliberately seek out bad publicity because it's more likely to spread than good publicity and it ultimately promotes their careers more than hinder it.

I'm personally not much of a Brie fan (she's okay) but making her a target is just tiresome. I warned one guy who emails me stuff of this nature all the time to always get my permission first (and say why it would interest me as otherwise it would be permission denied--it's possible it's will, but I'm surprised when it does) as after sending me a bunch of Brie-hating vids I said he sent me one more and I was just going to start deleting the emails without reading them (at best). It was mostly because of how they deliberately misrepresenting her, twisting her words, and often for being so trivial...and this article is arguably the most trivial yet.
 
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