In the famous words of one Miranda Sings – “Haters back off!”
Iman Vellani has no time for haters of her Disney+ series Ms Marvel.
The 19-year-old star of the show recently opened up about how she feels about the negative reactions and the review-bombing of the show.
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“I know they’re there. It’s something we knew was going to happen going into this,” she told NME of negative reactions. “It happened when the comic books came out in 2014. I’m all for constructive criticism as long as people have a legitimate concern or suggestion or something real. Then I care.”
“But all the hatred I’ve seen has no basis, no merit, it’s just purely for the sake of hating – and that’s fine. You’re not gonna impress everyone,” Iman continued. “We hit our target audience and we hit an entirely new audience that didn’t know they were gonna fall in love with this character – people who have never seen themselves represented in a positive light before.”
Iman adds that the review-bombing is “honestly quite laughable and I think change is scary for a lot of people. And having a show that surrounds a 16-year-old girl who’s Pakistani and Muslim and a superhero is scary for a lot of people. I think this is just gonna rip the Band Aid off and hopefully people will fall in love with her.”
ICYMI: The actress was a fan of the Ms Marvel comics way before being cast in the show. She’s also just like Kamala Khan IRL!
“This show is for Marvel fans. If you’re a real Marvel fan, if any of those review bombers consider themselves a Marvel fan, then this show’s for them too. We wanted Ms. Marvel to be a love letter to Marvel fans. So yeah, I don’t care about them!” Iman said.
The season finale of Ms Marvel is set to air on Disney+ on Wednesday (July 13)!
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