Marvel Comics Vice President of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat took to Twitter to claim there is “blatant racism, bigotry, & hypocrisy peddled by this administration.”
Amanat’s comments were made in a Tweet directed at Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar. She wrote, “Ilhan Omar thank you for being an idealistic force full of grace in the midst of such blatant racism, bigotry & hypocrisy peddled by this administration.”
She continued, “I hope America realizes that Islamophobia has been institutionalized & ignored for far too long. We are with you. Keep fighting.”
@IlhanMN thank you for being an idealistic force full of grace in the midst of such blatant racism, bigotry & hypocrisy peddled by this administration. I hope America realizes that Islamophobia has been institutionalized & ignored for far too long. We are with you. Keep fighting.
— sana amanat (@MiniB622) August 15, 2019
Amanat has been an outspoken critic of President Trump in the past. Last October, she wished the entire nation could sue Donald Trump for “emotional and psychological abuse.” (Related: Marvel’s Sana Amanat Wants to Sue President Trump)
Washington Times reporter Doug Ernst also uncovered a number of old tweets from Amanat that she has since deleted. She wrote, “Mexicans, Jews, Muslims, women, native Americans, the environment, science, and KIDS. #StuffTheRepublicansHate #ProbablyMissingThings.”
In another tweet, she wrote responded to the Kumail Nanjiani, a current member of Marvel’s The Eternals. Nanjiana wrote, “You know what? I’ve changed my mind. Diversity is stupid. From now on every person in everything should be brown.” Amanat added her own thoughts to that tweet writing, “That’s the future once we start inter-breeding. Brown will rule. Muhahahaha.”
She also wrote, “One day, we will all be brown. (And NO that does not mean I plan to spread shariah law).” (Related: Damning Tweets Surface After C.B. Cebulski Says Marvel is 100% Committed to Diversity!)
Amanat has also made sure to inject politics into Marvel Comics. She specifically described how Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel would react to meeting President Donald Trump. (Related: Recently Announced Ms. Marvel Showrunner Bisha K. Ali Deletes 5,000 Tweets and Privates Social Media Accounts Prior to D23 Expo)
“The first thing she would say is that he’s doing such irreparable damage to young Americans, and minorities everywhere. Words and images are really powerful, and these young kids are actually having a perception of themselves that’s not true, and that’s so dangerous. And then she’d probably remind him that his grandfather was an immigrant, I believe, and if he’d had the same type of vitriolic sentiment thrown at him, Trump would not have had the opportunities he’s had, or the success that he’s had. And then she’d probably fly off with the Avengers and save the world from actual bad guys, and prove him wrong about who Muslims really are.”
What do you make of Amanat’s recent statements regarding the Trump administration? Do you agree with her?