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New Mutants co-creator blasts movie’s whitewashing

His name is also misspelled in the movie’s credits.

Comic book artist and The New Mutants co-creator Bob McLeod took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the movie, and they aren’t positive. In a series of tweets, McLeod criticizes Sunspot’s light skin, calling it “whitewashing” and explaining that New Mutants writer and director Josh Boone “erased everything I contributed to the way the characters look.”

This isn’t the first time Boone has already faced criticism for New Mutants’ version of Sunspot, leading to calls to boycott the movie.

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The New Mutants hit theaters today, and is currently sitting at an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Even more disrespectfully, Bob McLeod’s name is misspelled in the movie’s credits as “Bob Macleod”.

“They couldn’t even be bothered to check the spelling of my name sometime in the last three years,” McLeod wrote. “And that can’t be fixed. That will be on the movie forever. I think I’m done with this movie.”

Read McLeod’s tweets below:

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