After Chadwick Boseman’s passing, most of his co – stars came together to express their sorrow, and discuss his expansive career. However, some co – stars did not release statements. One of those co – stars, Elizabeth Olsen, received so much backlash, that she deactivated her Instagram.
Olsen plays Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Avengers. She starred in 3 Avengers movies alongside Boseman. Although she has not released an official statement on his death, or the deactivation of her account, many believe that she left due to bullying she received. Some “fans” were unhappy that she didn’t make a statement about his passing. Therefore, they began harassing her. This began an hour after his passing was announced. The harassment became so bad, that Olsen deactivated her Instagram account.
Olsen did appear in the ABC news tribute to Boseman, “A Tribute for a King.” In the video, she is visibly upset, and says “it is only fit to be mourning him like a king.” Fans have to remember that everyone grieves differently. Just because someone doesn’t show you their pain, it doesn’t mean they aren’t in pain. This especially rings true, after Boseman hid his cancer diagnosis from the public eye for 4 years. Hopefully, fans will ease up on Olsen, and allow her to process Boseman’s passing with the rest of his family and extended family.