Even before Captain Marvel was released in March this year, it gained a tremendous amount of sexist remarks from netizens. The movie’s lead Brie Larson claims that she was unaware of such harsh backlash.
Fans of comic book movies tend to use social media to interact with fellow enthusiasts and it is the most prominent avenue to discover the toxicity of some fanbases, whether it be the vile bullying of actors from Star Wars or the sexism towards Captain Marvel.
In a response to a discussion with Variety, she exclaimed, “They did? Oh. I didn’t even know,” when asked about her opinions regarding fans slamming sexist criticisms toward the film.
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?”
From those statements, it seems like Larson is unbothered by this sort of nasty remarks. She confesses how little the Internet affects her personal life and how she views her self-worth.
The actress also refutes accusations from journalists asking her if she Googles her name because she’s already famous. Larson firmly answered she has never stalked herself online because she doesn’t need the Internet to explain who she is.
She also gave a piece of advice that she proves applicable for when people try to bring her down. “There is really nothing more pleasurable to me than observing my mind. And interrogating myself,” she shares.
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The success of Captain Marvel at the box office and Larson’s performance at the Avengers: Endgame paved the way for an upcoming sequel. Despite the negative comments being thrown at her online, Larson is still positive that there is more to life than angry keyboard warriors.
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