As beloved as the Toy Story movies are, nobody quite knows what to do with the upcoming Buzz Lightyear spin-off.
Lightyear centers around the pilot who the Buzz toy is based on in-universe, and his journey to becoming a Space Ranger. This “real life” version of Buzz will be voiced by Chris Evans, who is excited enough about the role that it’s almost enough to get people interested.
But while Disney fanatics will undoubtedly flock to the theaters, in the meantime, the human design of the well-known cartoon toy is drawing scathing comparisons to a stereotypical racist white cop.
If we’re being honest with ourselves, Buzz always looked like a racist cop. Sure, being voiced by Tim Allen, who is on record thinking he should be able to use the N-word may not have helped, but despite og Buzz’s cartoonishness, the vibe was still there.
But that’s probably not a conversation we’re ready to have yet.
Blasting new Buzz, however, is.
Space cops are still cops!