Why Do People Hate Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson?

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Brie Larson – it seems that people either love or hate her. This American actress has an impressive filmography at just 31 years old, including her role as Captain Marvel.

Unfortunately, along with an increase in career success, she has endured an increasing amount of controversy, garnering a lot of hate and backlash from Marvel fans.

Because of the rumors and negative media attention, many have wondered if the star has been canceled.

If you have heard of some of the Brie Larson backlash online, you have likely wondered why people hate her so much?

Brie Larson shared a video on her YouTube channel on July 30, 2020, documenting her first workout in quarantine with trainer Jason WalshBrie Larson shared a video on her YouTube channel on July 30, 2020, documenting her first workout in quarantine with trainer Jason Walsh

The hate comes from a small but loud group of individuals who have turned to the internet to express their distaste for the Captain Marvel star.

Who is Brie Larson?

Brie Larson was born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers on October 1st, 1989. She was born in Sacramento, California, to homeopathic chiropractor parents.

Initially, Brie was homeschooled and was said to have suffered from social anxiety, and her mother was her best friend.

With all the alone time, she channeled her creative energy into writing and making movies in her garage with her cousins.

Brie knew from an early age she wanted to be an actress. At just six years old, she auditioned to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

12-year-old actress Brie Larson attends the premiere of the film Big Fat Liar12-year-old actress Brie Larson attends the premiere of the film Big Fat Liar on February 2, 2002, at Universal Studios in Los Angeles

She was admitted and was the youngest student ever to participate in the conservatory. When her parents divorced a year later, she moved with her mother and sister to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career.

The family had to make sacrifices to try and make it work. Her mother rented a one-bedroom apartment near Hollywood that housed the three of them, and they each had just three articles of clothing each.

Although things were tight financially, Brie has fond memories of their time spent there.

When going to auditions, she found many people had difficulty pronouncing her name, so she adopted the stage name, Brie Larson.

Actress Brie Larson attends "The Time Machine" Westwood PremiereActress Brie Larson attends “The Time Machine” Westwood Premiere on March 4, 2002, at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California

She landed a few small roles, but her first significant role was in 2001 when she starred as Bob Saget’s daughter in Raising Dad.

Unfortunately, the show was a flop and was canceled within a year. Following this, she scored some minor roles in major movies, including 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover.

By age 11, Brie started to pursue her musical ambitions as well. She started writing and recording her own songs. In 2005, she was signed by Tommy Mottola and released an album entitled Finally Out of P.E.

Although not a massive success, one of her songs was listed on Billboard and featured on MTV’s Total Request Live. She also performed in New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Actress Brie Larson arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. "A Cinderella Story"Actress Brie Larson arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. “A Cinderella Story” on July 10, 2004, at the Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles, California

Despite some mild success in the music industry, her career still hadn’t taken off, and she was continuously passed up for roles in movies. She finally landed the role as Molly in 21 Jump Street, and then as Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck.

By 2015 her career had started to gain momentum. She stared in a Room, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress as well as a Golden Globe. Now a critically acclaimed, award-winning actress, Brie had a selection of opportunities available to her.

She started taking on roles in action movies like Free Fire and Kong: Skull Island.

Actress Brie Larson, actress Joan Allen, and actor William H. Macy arrive at the premiere of A24's "Room"Actress Brie Larson, actress Joan Allen, and actor William H. Macy arrive at the premiere of A24’s “Room” at the Pacific Design Center on October 13, 2015, in West Hollywood, California

A few years later, she was cast as Marvel’s first-ever female lead as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel in 2019.

The character and Marvel itself has a cult-following, and Brie was nervous about taking on such an important role.

She expressed her concerns in an interview with Entertainment Weekly when she said, “I never saw myself doing something like this, mostly because I like being anonymous, I like disappearing into characters, and I always felt like if I was out in the public eye too much, it potentially limits you in the future.”

Brie Larson Political and Social Activism

Brie has always voiced her opinion when it comes to her political and social views. She has spoken out on gender equality and advocacy for sexual assault victims on numerous occasions.

In 2014, she co-launched Women of Cinefamily, a program that draws attention to women in film. She also marched in the Women’s March in Washington and has spoken out on transgender rights.

Along with 300 other Hollywood women, she helped orchestrate the Time’s Up initiative in 2018. She also has an inclusion rider that specifies a specific level of diversity in casting and production staff.

In 2019 she was honored for her work with the Equal Justice Initiative by Variety, and last year she endorsed the defund the police movement.

Although she has been praised for her activism in many circles, she has also received her share of backlash from Marvel’s white male fan demographic.

Brie Larson and Captain Marvel Fans

As soon as Brie Larson was announced as the actress who would play Carol Danvers at Comic-Con, there was some pushback.

Many fans went online to suggest a list of other actresses they felt would be more suited to the role, like Kristen Bell, Blake Lively, Zendaya, Shailene Woodley, and Jennifer Lawrence.

Comic purists were not happy with the fact that a woman would play Captain Marvel, who was originally a man.

Brie Larson hangs from a rope while filming the 2019 American superhero film Captain MarvelBrie Larson hangs from a rope while filming the 2019 American superhero film Captain Marvel in Culver City on March 29, 2008

These vocal individuals believed the comic wasn’t being honored as it should, and the role should go to a male actor. This caused a great deal of “review bombing” before the film was even released.

Although critics mostly praised Brie’s portrayal of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, not all fans of the franchise agreed. Prior to the release of the movie, controversy amongst fans started to increase.

This was primarily due to Brie’s social views. Brie had stated that Captain Marvel’s press junkets were “overwhelming white male” and that she “decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.”

This upset a significant portion of the Marvel fan base, and they accused her of misandry. With an outpouring of anger, she attempted to clarify her comments and said, “What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There are not fewer seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table”.

Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald arrive at the premiere of Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War"Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald arrive at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” on April 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California

This didn’t do much to smooth things over with the white male demographic that was upset with the remarks. To retaliate, they flooded Rotten Tomatoes and other film review websites with negative comments about Brie.

In addition to her press event remarks, she was criticized for not smiling enough and not being muscular enough.

Additionally, they felt her portrayal of Captain Marvel was lackluster and lacked the passion the role deserved. Despite the controversy, Captain Marvel did very well, grossing over $1 billion globally.

Brie Larson Career Cancelled

Brie also appeared in Avengers: Endgame, but the role was much smaller. This fueled already existing rumors that Brie was being forced to leave the Marvel franchise.

Stories that Brie was challenging to work with and that she didn’t get along with her fellow castmates contributed to the backlash. People have also accused her of being rude in interviews and disrespectful after Stan Lee passed away.

Her YouTube page is flooded with “dislikes” and comments of people who openly express their distaste for the actress.

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain MarvelBrie Larson as Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel

Additional rumors that Brie Larson believes she should have the same reputation, respect, and pay as Robert Downey Jr. has further upset Marvel fans. This has spurred more hatred directed at the actress, with some believing she is not deserving of it.

Another YouTuber released a viral video saying that “Disney is having Brie Larson fatigue, and they have lost confidence in her and in the direction they’re moving with Captain Marvel.”

These rumors that Brie is difficult to work with and Disney has cut ties are unsubstantiated. There is nothing to suggest that Marvel has ended their relationship with Brie.

She has continued to experience a great deal of success, including high profile gigs and more projects in the works, including Captain Marvel 2, which is scheduled to be released next year.

The Community actress is also set to appear in a T.V. series entitled Lessons in Chemistry, although a release date has yet to be set. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.

Brie Larson attends the "Captain Marvel European Gala"Brie Larson attends the “Captain Marvel European Gala” held at The Curzon Mayfair on February 27, 2019, in London, England

Some fans on Reddit and YouTube have speculated that Captain Marvel 2 will bomb at box offices, which will be the final straw for Brie. If not canceled altogether, some believe she will no longer have such a prominent role and will be more of a background figure going forward.

It’s hard to predict what the future holds for Brie and Marvel, but there is no doubt the actress will continue to have a successful acting career for years to come.

In February 2017, the 2016 Best Actress winner Brie Larson made a comeback at the 2017 Oscars to present an award, and what a comeback she made.

Brie made it to our list of best dressed for the night as she stepped on the red carpet in a gorgeous black velvet look.

Brie Larson at the 89th annual Academy Awards

The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress arrived at the 2017 Academy Awards with her fiancé Alex Greenwald. The musician couldn’t help but give Brie a look of love despite all the cameras. We mean, just look at her.

Brie Larson at the 89th annual Academy AwardsBrie Larson at the 89th annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on February 26, 2017

Brie wore a beautifully-fitted velvet dress from Oscar de la Renta, a designer who specializes in making every girl’s childhood dream gown come to life.

Brie puts on a sexy but subtle pair of custom Aquazzura Casanova sandalsBrie puts on a sexy but subtle pair of custom Aquazzura “Casanova” sandals

Even though velvet is a heavy fabric, the designer was able to create oversized ruffles with it that swayed gracefully with Brie’s every move. Also, that 80’s cut at the bodice is a gorgeous touch.

The actress finished her look with jewelry from Neil Land and a pair of custom Aquazzura “Casanova” sandals.

Brie works her red carpet magic in a romantic Oscar de la Renta velvet dressBrie works her red carpet magic in a romantic Oscar de la Renta velvet dress

Don’t let the femininity fool you, though. Underneath all the heavy fabric is still the same strong-willed Brie that we all fell in love with.

The actress reportedly refused to clap as she handed Casey Affleck his Best Supporting Actor award.

Brie, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, ironically had to present Casey, who was sued for sexual harassment in 2010 by two women, his award — twice.

Brie announcing the winner for Best Supporting ActorBrie announcing the winner for Best Supporting Actor.

Despite the tension, Brie did show some backstage love to Emma Stone. The two exchanged a tearful hug as Emma walked off the stage with her Best Actress award. You can buy Brie Larson’s “Casanova” sandals at Farfetch and Nordstrom.

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Credit: Apega / Adriana M. Barraza / WENN / Avalon / FayesVision / Lia Toby

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