“I don’t care if they’re black, white, brown, red, yellow, yellow-eyed or any other color,” the actor said.
“They should all be allowed to have the same opportunities.
They should be able to have any color they want.”
The actor went on to talk about the recent controversy surrounding the “Daredevil” series, where several members of the cast have faced backlash for the show’s decision to include black and brown characters in the first season.
The “Dancing With the Stars” actor told Variety that the decision to portray a racially diverse cast is “not a choice,” and that it was ultimately a decision that was made by the producers.
“I’m not trying to say that they’re perfect people.
There’s always going to be some people that want to make mistakes, and there’s always gonna be some bad people out there,” he said.
He added that it’s not up to the show to decide what is right for them, and that the showrunners are “the ones who made the decisions.”
He also talked about the fact that he doesn’t know what it’s like to be a black man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the fact he hasn’t been cast in a superhero role before.
“The only time I’m ever going to see the world of the MCU is in ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” he said, “because the way they show the Marvel Universe is so incredibly racist.”
“They do that on a show like ‘Dance With the Star,'” he added, “where there’s no nuance, no humanity.”
Watch the full interview above.