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This is How Elizabeth Olsen Suffered Backlash for Being A Racist

Elizabeth’s had her breakthrough in 2011 when she starred in critically-acclaimed movies Martha and Silent House. Now, she is a well-known Actress in the industry.

She began her career at Marvel in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron when she was cast as witchy Wanda in 2015. She was initially introduced as a villain in the franchise.

The character went through one of the biggest developments in the franchise. Certainly became a heroine, lost her(Wanda) brother in the battle, fell in love with a sophisticated robot with a ruby on his forehead, and lost him too.

She became a heroine and won a solo series on Disney +, Wanda-Vision and now she plays an important part in the second installment of Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness.

Elizabeth gave her best in the series wandavision where certainly everyone appreciated her acting skills and the way she looked even more gorgeous in her 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s costumes.

Wanda different outfits

Her performance in WandaVision garnered her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Outside of her work with Marvel, Olsen appeared in the monster film Godzilla (2014), the mystery film Wind River (2017), and the dramedy Ingrid Goes West (2017). She executive produced and starred in the drama series Sorry for Your Loss (2018–2019), earning a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for her role as a widow.

In 2015, she had to go through a serious acquisition before she made it to Multiverse of Madness. Around the time of the production of Age of Ultron, she presented her thoughts about the origins of her character Wanda in a podcast for Vanity Fair magazine.

Olsen used a term to describe her character which was later heavily criticized by the internet people for its racist connotation. She certainly faced backlash on her choice of words when describing her character.

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We all have now seen the Madness of Wanda in her series but Speaking about Wanda Maximoff’s origin story, Elizabeth Olsen used the term “gypsy” to describe the character. In the episode, she was discussing her character Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, and some of the character’s roots and backstory.

Wanda in Multiverse of Madness

The term, however, is considered offensive for its derogatory implications against people of Romani descent.

The debate over the racist connotation of the term “gypsy” is a debate that takes place mainly in Europe and the United States.

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Originally, the word was used to describe the nomadic people of Romani descent. However, over time, the term gained prejudiced contours, being used as an offense.

And apparently, the outrage was only fueled by Elizabeth Olsen having used the term to describe Wanda in the past and being expressly told it was offensive. This happened back in 2015 when she first took the role. It doesn’t help that in her past quote, she was clearly using the word to describe a “lesser” person.

As the interview was conducted in 2015, everything indicates that Elizabeth Olsen was just unaware of the racist sense of the word. She was later Defended by fans after being labeled a ‘Racist’ Following Old Catwoman Comments.

As an actress, she has played Wanda in a way we cannot imagine anyone else in the costume. Besides her glamorous beauty, she is an excellent actress with huge capabilities and assets 😂.

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Over-sexualizing feminine characters is not a new thing. It has been an efficacious way to milk money in almost everything.

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