Anna Diop Addresses Set Photos from TITANS and Hate Speech that Followed
Many fans were disappointed when some set photos surfaced from the upcoming DC show Titans. I am one of them. Starfire’s costume looked cheap and terrible. Beast Boy’s costume looked fine, but he was missing the beast part of him, although I’m guessing that will be done with CG or the pictures were taken before makeup. We fans aren’t the only ones disappointed though. Anna Diop is the actress portraying Starfire and she recently took to Instagram to talk about the set photos.
I already addressed this in an article, but DC, you need to get your act together. Get us official pictures before these set photos can appear online and create disinterest for fans. There are legitimate reasons to not like what we saw in the set photos (read my comments above) and it is ok. For those unswayed by these photos, more power to you. However, something that is not ok is the amount of hate speech that can be and is produced based on these photos. Diop includes a message on her post regarding those that responded to the photos with hate speech:
Guys, it is ok to not like something. It is ok to disagree. I know many of you are already furiously typing something about Social Justice Warriors or how actresses shouldn’t say stuff like this. Let us be civil in our discussions about these things though. We are all geeks. We don’t always agree on who the best choices for roles are, but that doesn’t mean we have to yell at each other. We don’t have to tear others down to voice our opinions.