The following events are true. The following events are not a joke. I really wish the following events were a punchline and not a sad reflection of our culture. You’ll see what I mean.
So in honor of tonight’s season finale of the Coulson/May Power Hour (known to some of you as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), I thought I’d do a special edition Throwback Tuesday.
It was 3.5 years ago and I was watching the pilot of CMPH (AoS). Coulson and Ward had cornered Skye (aka Daisy aka Quake) and just arrested her.
Denny: DAYUM!!!!!! I MEAN THEY JUST SNATCHED THAT WHITE GIRL UP. No Miranda rights no due process. You would’ve thought Skye was a woman of color or something.
[Studies Skye suspiciously]
Denny: …….wait a minute……
[Googles Chloe Bennet]
Denny: OH MY GAWD SHE ACTUALLY IS A WOMAN OF COLOR!!!!!!!
“Chloe Bennet (born Chloe Wang)….. While pursuing an acting career in Hollywood, she changed her name to “Chloe Bennet”, after having trouble booking gigs with her last name.”
[Breaks 4th wall and turns to you (yes you) the reader]
See what I mean?