Malala Yousafzai has sent out a handwritten letter to Ms. Marvel’s team. She thanked them for ‘accurately’ representing the lives of Pakistani immigrant families.
After the Marvel production dropped its first clip recently, people had polarizing views about it. Multiple were simply unhappy with the way a brown family was shown. They believe that it was an ‘inaccurate’ representation of their culture.
However, there were some who loved the first clip. Among those were some celebrities like Mehwish Hayat and Malala Yousafzai. The youngest Nobel laureate thanked the team in a handwritten note. The letter was posted on Ms. Marvel’s official Instagram account.
She began the note by admitting it is not every day that she gets to see a character that eats the same foods, listens to the same music, or uses the same ‘Urdu phrases’ like her. ‘What a joy to see Ms. Marvel reflect the lives of a Pakistani immigrant family,’ she had written in the letter.
She further expressed her happiness over seeing a young superhero whose powers connect to her ‘heritage.’ ‘Thank you Marvel and Disney+, and most importantly, Ms. Marvel,’ she concluded.
The humanitarian also reviewed the first episode of the show by writing an article for Podium. In the article, she mentioned that she was struck by how similar Kamala Khan’s life was to hers. ‘I suspect many Pakistani kids will see their own parents in Kamala’s genial father and strict mom,’ she wrote.
The Marvel production dropped its first clip recently. In the video, Kamala Khan (Iman Velliani) can be seen struggling to choose between twinning with her father in a Desi hulk outfit as her mother wants, or skipping an Avenger’s theme school party. Social media users are calling out the ‘far from reality’ and cringy depiction of a brown family in the scene.
The clip starts with the 16-year-old hiding a homemade superhero costume which is inspired by her personal hero for the Avenger’s themed party. Kamala is happy to get permission to go to the party from her mother. But the happiness doesn’t last long as she finds out her mother’s ‘conditions’ behind the permission.
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