With J.K. Rowling receiving the full might of internet cancel culture right now, an MCU star is the next target for the Twitter hate wave. Just in, #SebastianStanisOverParty has gone trending on Twitter, and it’s surpassed 16k tweets.
Check it out:
To clarify what’s happened, Stan is being cancelled because a photo of his girlfriend Alejandra Onieva had been deemed racist. People were all over the internet trying to share the image, and they’ve realized that they’ve been blocked by Stan and Onieva. Stan’s blocking of the haters was apparently enough for the a huge wave of Twitter subscribers to cancel him.
also so everyone knows why #sebastianstanisoverparty is trending, Sebastians gf posted this old photo which is very racist, and some of sebastians (old) fans posted about it on insta asking for it to be taken down, instead of taking it down sebastian and his gf blocked them pic.twitter.com/8GtyE5A6Ja
— maya ♡ sharon carter and jennifer jareau lovebot (@greenawaysbitch) July 14, 2020
Twitter has also been seeing a multitude of these kinds of posts:
— lorela¹ᴰ BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER (@svrotonin) July 14, 2020
— megs is looking for aos moots!😁 (@mysticbishops) July 14, 2020
— 𝐲𝐮𝐢 🎂🎈🎉🎊 (@winteralpine) July 14, 2020
— dan (@jaskndiatribes) July 14, 2020
— ً nicole (@SAPPHICANNE) July 14, 2020
With Stan set to appear in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier soon, this is probably the last thing he needs right now. If anything, there are some fans who are jumping to his defense, and think that Twitter is overreacting (like it always does). The way some see it, it was Stan’s PR who did the blocking, and the real beef that people have is with Onieva.
So fans stalk Alejandra, find a picture that was posted by her friend on HER account from 2yrs ago in Asian garb with 0 backstory, flood Seb Stan with disgusting DMs then get mad when they’re blocked and start #sebastianstanisoverparty Bitch please, get a life. pic.twitter.com/8eAnPPvQ2G
— tealovinhatter (@tealovinhatter) July 14, 2020
Personally, I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. Stan blocking the haters seemed like the more diplomatic thing to do rather than address the issue and get caught in an online debate. As an Asian myself, I don’t really find Onieva’s attire offensive. The intent was to go to an Asian-themed party, and the make-up and attire was part of keeping to the theme—it’s not like she’s wearing any ceremonial garb or putting on the kimonos to make a statement.
If you ask me, this whole thing will just blow over the same way Ezra Miller’s scandal did when it came out in April.