If there's anything shut in nerds love complaining about online, it's women and people of color ruining their childhood by starring in their favorite franchises. The new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery, which is premiering on CBS this fall, kicked up a brand new brouhaha among all the "alphas" on Twitter, who are mad because the show features two women of color in prominent roles.
Michelle Yeoh plays the Starship captain and Sonequa Martin-Green is her first officer.
The New Yorker reported that the comments on the YouTube posting for the trailer was full of alt-right trolls using their special lingo to question casting choices that centered women and POC, like “Where is the alpha male that has balls and doesn’t take crap from anyone?,” and “Is everything going to have to have females in every … thing?”
Yes. Women are in everything in real life too, look around. Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of these guys haven't left the basement in awhile: