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America, Complex, and Confused: NEWS aRAMA Home Comics Film&Tv Games Countdowns Previews Topics a Newsarama> Films & TV DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW's New Muslim Superhero A Response To TRUMP By Chris Arrant, Editor August 2, 2017 03:20pm ET G+ Credit: Fabrizio Fiorentino (DC Comics) DC Comics superhero Isis will be joining DC's Legends of Tomorrow in its upcoming third season under her real name of Zari Adrianna Tomaz (played by Tala Ashe), and the fact that the character is a practicing Muslim is a choice show producer Marc Guggenheim said was made specifically in response to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump Credit: The CW "You might have heard there was this election," said Guggenheim during this week's Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills (as quoted by Variety). "Not to get political, but something that we al gravitated toward in the writers room was making this character Muslim." "Representation is a really powerful thing," added Ashe. "When I was growing up watching television, I didn't see anyone who looked like me. When I think of the kid version of myself, I think it broadens your perspective. What I think is so lovely about this show is that the Legends are this tapestry that represent America today." According to Variety, Guggenheim said that DC's Legends of Tomorrow doesn't look to define a character by their race, religion, or sexual orientation but did so in this case following the election, in part due to the experiences of a family member who is Muslim "She was talking about how difficult it is to be a Muslim-American in the current political climate," said Guggenheim. "Having a character who's a computer hacker and is from the future but also happens to be Muslim, it's a nice, important aspect of her character." Guggenheim said that the usage of DC Comics' Isis was also done add more women to the cast. "There weren't enough women quite frankly," he said. "It's something we were looking to address." DC's Legends of Tomorrow is scheduled to return for its third season October 10 on the CW. Anonymous (ID: vswOhPoM 08/03/17(Thu)20:40:03 No.136085453 >Destroyed western buildings in the background Truly the most lifelike of all superheroes <p><a href="https://ricwulf.tumblr.com/post/164274100956/cisnowflake-dear-tumb1r-thatmorguebat" class="tumblr_blog">ricwulf</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/163813205446/dear-tumb1r-thatmorguebat-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://dear-tumb1r.tumblr.com/post/163813062187/thatmorguebat-keyhollow-ankaravairaja" class="tumblr_blog">dear-tumb1r</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thatmorguebat.tumblr.com/post/163809390723/keyhollow-ankaravairaja-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">thatmorguebat</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/163806703670/ankaravairaja-keyhollow-valmiramanjola" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ankaravairaja.tumblr.com/post/163806590393/keyhollow-valmiramanjola" class="tumblr_blog">ankaravairaja</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/163806286800/valmiramanjola-deus-fortis-et-iustitia" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://valmiramanjola.tumblr.com/post/163806174919/deus-fortis-et-iustitia-memeseverdie" class="tumblr_blog">valmiramanjola</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://deus-fortis-et-iustitia.tumblr.com/post/163798901134/memeseverdie-memeseverdie-dc-comics" class="tumblr_blog">deus-fortis-et-iustitia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://memeseverdie.tumblr.com/post/163798538132/memeseverdie-dc-comics-introduces-muslim" class="tumblr_blog">memeseverdie</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://memeseverdie.tumblr.com/post/163792361402/dc-comics-introduces-muslim-superhero-virtue" class="tumblr_blog">memeseverdie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>&gt;DC Comics introduces Muslim superhero <br/> &gt;Virtue signaling <br/> &gt;It’s a woman<br/> &gt;Her name is Isis<br/> &gt;She’s a “practicing Muslim”<br/> &gt;No hijab<br/> &gt;Tits hanging out</p></blockquote> Still can’t believe they named her <i>fucking Isis</i> I know it’s pronounced “Ieh-sis” but omigod.</blockquote> Look <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m3OCXbUg8ts3Y1V-ywuijFA">@cleo-antaya</a>! It’s a practicing Muslim.</blockquote> <p>Where is the hijab?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Isis is an Egyptian goddess, she is in Egyptian garb, this is a mess</p> </blockquote> <p>I think Val’s point is that she’s a practicing muslim, yet no hijab. Kind of odd? </p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah, it feels like they made an Egyptian themed character and threw the Muslim thing in, because popular?</p> </blockquote> <p>oh man, this shit is priceless. </p> <p>Self awareness: 0</p> </blockquote> <p>The hell are they doing over there</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m so confused…</p> </blockquote> <p>A reminder too.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="638" data-orig-width="481"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cc21f590893973e1279e4da1d5b3529c/tumblr_inline_out2o2uwNs1tygbta_540.jpg" data-orig-height="638" data-orig-width="481"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="638" data-orig-width="492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/327d133f2deaf0270cd727b620f9fc9e/tumblr_inline_out2ok5D6J1tygbta_540.jpg" data-orig-height="638" data-orig-width="492"/></figure><p>Isis in the comics is based around the Egyptian gods. From what I gather, she’s not Isis in the way that Marvel’s Thor is a god, but rather she is the avatar/representative of the goddess Isis.</p><p>To say that a character who would most likely believe in Ancient Egyptian religions is now a Muslim is insulting to all hell. In fact, it’s representative of what I posted above. It clearly shows that Muslims are destroyers of culture to the point that people forget about the original.</p><p>This isn’t just something for me to shake my head at. This is something I believe to be legitimately insensitive born from a savior complex and ignorance.<br/></p><p>It’s disgusting to me.</p></blockquote> <p>This is a hot flaming mess.</p>
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