Tyrese Gibson is none too pleased with Forbes Magazine. For the past few months, the 36-year-old singer/actor has posted several pictures on his Instagram account with himself pictured as Marvel superhero John Stewart (aka Green Lantern), hinting that he would like the role, inspiring fans to campaign on his behalf.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he revealed that he met with Warner Brothers about the movie.
Last week, Forbes Magazine writer, Benjamin Moore thought quite the contrary on Gibson playing the role. In his article titled, “Tyrese Gibson Should Not Be Warner Bros. Green Lantern” he wrote,
Tyrese Gibson is not the right guy for the job.
I say that as a fan of Tyrese as an actor! I think he has a real charm and presence about him. He’s funny, he’s good-looking, he’s cool. I’ve enjoyed his performances in the Fast & Furious movies. I even enjoyed his work in things likeTransformers – which I did not like – and Four Brothers – which I thought was just okay. Having said that, what Tyrese is good at – or at least what he’s leaned heavily on as an actor in the past – has been flashy, braggy, over-the-top humor. When I think of John Stewart, I think of confident and cool, but not arrogant, and about as serious and understated as a superhero can get. He’s a no-nonsense kind of guy. He doesn’t crack wise and he doesn’t show off. He’s basically the antithesis of Roman from Furious 7.
Gibson caught wind of the article blasting the writer and magazine in an open letter on Facebook demanding an apology. He wrote,
Forbes is not a blog, or a random source of news – I have forever been a fan I’m actually apart of the Forbes monthly mags. Amazing that you would jump out there and write a story
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