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White supremacists share Spider-Man still to expose ‘the truth’ about racial crime
Even for the Internet, this is pretty dumb.
In a particularly egregious example, racists have allegedly been sharing an image that purports to show a black man punching a white woman—fulfilling any number of odious stereotypes. It is shocking.
But, as redditor rrtaylor points out, this isn’t a photo snapped by some witness to an impromptu public beating. It’s a screencap from a laughably stupid Spider-Man sketch on YouTube. “You can actually see Spidey’s web holding back the guy’s fist,” he wrote.
Not content to admit their idiocy and move on, at least one “race realist” pushed back.
I don’t see what they’re so angry about. Don’t they want Spider-Man around to save their Caucasian ladies from brutish people of color? Oh wait, Spider-Man is an African-American/Hispanic teenager now. Never mind.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'