The release of the DC Universe trailer for Titans last week reignited racist conversations about Diop's portrayal of Starfire, aka Koriand'r, prompting her disable comments on her Instagram account, according to Syfywire. Diop has been receiving racial abuse ever since she was cast because -- even though she's portraying a black character -- Starfire was drawn as being light-skinned black while Diop has darker skin. As Jason Johnson explains, Diop's detractors say she is "is too 'black' and 'too dark' to play an alien black woman who’s supposed to be beautiful. White cosplay websites continue to promote the fantasy that Starfire is a white woman painted orange but she definitely can’t be a dark-skinned, black woman." He adds: "The unwritten rule for black women in Hollywood is that if you want to carry a sword, fly into space or fight aliens, you’ve got to be racially ambiguous."