‘Men in Black’ Actress Says Movie’s Name Is Sexist — Suggests Woke Alternatives

Posted on June 13, 2019 6:04 am

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The female star of the “Men in Black” reboot suggested Tuesday that the movie’s title is “antiquated” and could use a woke update. 

Speaking to reporters at the New York City premier, Tessa Thompson acknowledged the brand value of “Men in Black, but she said she’s interested in changing the name to something less male-centric, i.e. sexist.

“We’ll see. I think maybe we can maybe change the name at some point,” she said.

Thompson said she had already pitched a number of alternatives, including “People in Black” and “Humans in Black.” However, she admitted that the resulting acronyms are bad.