Sure, and ignorance is bliss.
Im sorry my post was largely political in that some in today's climate push perception over reality. Im not actually suggesting that its a good strategy to utilize.
I will say this on the matter though. I am an avid comic reader, always have been, always will be. I have read most Spiderman books (there is an ungodly amount). What I can say with some certainty is that MJ has morphed and changed a LOT throughout Spidey history. In my opinion, there isnt a different medium outing that has captured the "traditional" MJ yet (traditional meaning what most see the character as). Also in my opinion, there is no traditional MJ. Before Gwen died, she was a pretty unlikable character.
That was her first big change where she went from basic relies on her beauty type to an actual 3D character.
To me, this is another version of the Luke Skywalker debate. These characters have endured for decades and, as I have already hinted at, its impossible to have read or seen every depiction of them. Naturally, people cling to certain versions of the characters but with so many writers putting their two cents in over that long a period of time in several different mediums its difficult to really hammer down anything but the big notes. Sometimes writers go a different way than what some people want. It happens in comics OFTEN, and MJ is actually a decent example of that. I guess as someone who has read comics all his life, I have gotten used to the idea of characters going in directions I might not like or changed in a way that doesn't fit my preferred iteration. This is especially true when comics are adapted to other mediums. It has made me more accepting of creative freedoms and I am apt to give Zendaya and the writing team a chance to make MJ their own. I already like their version of Flash (which is radically different than anything in the comics EVER).