“I will buy out a theater in an underserved community there to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero.”
So, we all know that Octavia Spencer is an incredibly talented Academy Award-winning actor.
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She’s also someone who is not afraid to speak out about diversity and equality in Hollywood (and beyond).
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Octavia recently took to Instagram to announce her plans to buy out a screening of Black Panther in an underserved community of Mississippi on the film’s opening day.
Black Panther is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a black superhero as the lead. Spencer told her followers that she wants to “ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero.”
Fans in Mississippi had a lot of praise for the idea.
Others saw it as a call to action to get involved and help spread the love.
For the record, this is not the first time the actor has done this. In January 2017, she bought out a screening of Hidden Figures for families in honor of her own mother.
“My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I’m honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend.”
This is what a superhero looks like.