Trolls Post Fake Images of People Being Assaulted at ‘Black Panther’ Premiere, Black Twitter Responds Accordingly
Grossing nearly $25.2 million before it officially hit theaters, Marvel’s “Black Panther” had some white folks pulling out all the stops to discredit the movie’s slated success at theater box offices nationwide.
The highly-anticipated film, starring “Marshall’s” Chadwick Boseman, smashed several box office records this holiday weekend, raking in a cool $218 million, according to Variety. It’s now the second-largest preview gross for a Marvel film while its estimated three-day gross of $192 million cements it as the fifth-highest movie debut of all time.
News of “Black Panther’s” outstanding success had some folks triggered, however. Racist trolls took to Twitter over the weekend to allege that they had been viciously attacked by Black teens at the film’s premiere in an effort to hurt its success. Many of the fake tweets featured photos from actual cases of violence, resulting in some accounts being deleted or suspended altogether.
— Trapa Fasa (@trapafasa) February 16, 2018
But Black Twitter was privy to the bs and hit back at the racially-motivated tweets with a few creative “reports” of their own.
I went to see Harry Potter at the dollar movie last night and a group of white supremacists told me to “get my Black ass out the theater”, then they sprayed me with acid #PrayForMe pic.twitter.com/ozYFCeFiW4
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) February 18, 2018
This is my older brother Adonis. He was jumped just trying to see the movie Exodus Gods & Kings. "This movie ain't for you blackey" was the last thing he heard before he was beat up by 2 white men, rupturing his eardrum. He didn't even make it inside of the movie theater. Smh pic.twitter.com/zp1VdLFv1q
— Matthee A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 18, 2018
This is my cousin James. Last year he was at comic con and some dude slapped him in back of the head with an avacado wrap and said “Go back to Africa”.
He hasn’t been the same since. pic.twitter.com/4tmb3EYqLy
— Wakanda Bar & Grill (@j_infin8te) February 18, 2018
This is my cousin Ricky , I took this picture just as he was shot and killed while we were leaving a viewing of fifty shades freed “that’s the closest you getting to free blackey “ were the shooters last words before pulling the trigger pic.twitter.com/nzUFPQwB4D
— Good Will Stunting (@WillieBeamon) February 18, 2018
All we wanted to do was see “Hostiles” when 40 white men jumped out of 1 pick up truck yelling “you shoulda went to that panther rally movie” ended up stomping my cousin flat into the pavement pic.twitter.com/lX9fEJSGEa
— Frank Gallagher (@Sucmytwidder) February 18, 2018
My cousin just got beat up trying to see the same movie! pic.twitter.com/86tl1cTH2f
— Ghee Wizz (@mr_ghee_wizz) February 18, 2018
It’s safe to say all the fake claims have officially been debunked.