Ms. Marvel Boss Addresses the Show's Controversial Djinn Storyline

Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discussed the show's

controversial decision to make budding superhero Kamala Khan part-Djinn.

In an interview with The Direct, Obaid-Chinoy, who directed the fourth and fifth episodes of

Marvel Studios' latest Disney+ series, shared her thoughts on Kamala's ancestry.

Her discussion of the topic came in the midst of backlash over the apparent switch-up in the

source of Kamala's abilities, with the teenager distinctly getting her powers from being

exposed to the Inhumans' Terrigen mist in the comics.

A number of Muslim fans have noted that the Quran specifically prohibits the worshipping of Djinn,

some even going as far as to claim that Kamala's powers could fall into the sin of idolatry or "shirk".