Spider-Man might just be the most relatable superhero ever made. At the least, he set a standard that many other young heroes followed, from Static Shock to Nova, Ms. Marvel, Invincible, and so much more. With great power comes great responsibility is a slogan that anyone can get behind, regardless of gender or race, which is why many still gravitate to the character today. This is why it was such a treat for many to see a Spider-Man cosplayer make his way during a Black Lives Matter protest.
During a Black Lives Matter protest in the Manhattan Bridge, a courageous person dressed up as Spider-Man and climbed up a building to show his support. You can also hear someone say “You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us,” which is a reference to the first Spider-Man movie from Sam Raimi when the New Yorkers started throwing garbage at Green Goblin to help out our hero.
A huge development at the Manhattan Bridge protest right now pic.twitter.com/rCH0GLDgEe— Anya Volz (@AnyaVolz) June 3, 2020
Considering how dark the current year has been, moments like these are pretty great. Seeing someone cosplay as Spider-Man to try and encourage some folks to do better will always be appreciated, especially during these trying and scary times. While moments like these won’t be the most memorable as time goes on, this probably put a smile on the faces of people during the protest and that’s good enough.
Both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home should be available in digital stores. That being said, Tom Holland has nothing on this guy. #BlackLivesMatter