Iron Man Racist!

Ever since the release of the Iron Man 3 Trailer people have been talking about it non stop. It has already been revealed that the main antagonist in the movie is going to be long time Marvel Comic villain “The Mandarin.”

The Mandarin is also the source of some racial controversy. It seems that the Chinese raised super villain is seen as “outdated caricature based on early Orientalist portrayals of Chinese villains” according to movieplot.com. Also according to movieplot Marjorie M. Liu, the author of the Dirk & Steele series said to i09:

The Mandarin is pretty much a direct descendant of the Fu Manchu yellow peril caricature-at best Orientalist, at worst, racist.

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