As Expected, There Are Idiots Who Find The Black Panther Trailer Racist

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As Expected, There Are Idiots Who Find The Black Panther Trailer Racist



It’s 2017, but unsurprisingly, some corners of Twitter believe that Marvel’s Black Panther film is racist. Why, you may ask? Because they believe that a film starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and a mostly black cast, is TOO black.

Last year, Netflix’s Luke Cage caused a similar stir when it cast a proximately black cast for the Marvel property. It’s probably not a big surprise that Marvel’s other black superhero is experiencing similar reactions from moviegoers.

There clearly seems to be some confusion about the character’s history and origin. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, T’Challa, the Black Panther, is a warrior king of the African nation of Wakanda (a country loosely based on South Africa). Described as one of the smartest men in comics, he is also an Avenger and the ex-husband of X-Men’s Storm.

Forgetting the fact that the Black Panther trailer opens with two white characters discussing Wakanda, there are some folks on Twitter who just can’t deal:

The trailer starts in an interrogation in a safehouse. Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) sits across from CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman). Both characters showed up in previous Marvel movies, one in Age of Ultron and the other in Civil War.

Klaue asks, “What do you know about Wakanda?”
“It’s a third world country. Textiles, shepherds, cool outfits,” Everett replies.
Klaue corrects him. “All a front. Explorers have searched for it, called it El Dorado. They looked for it in South America, but it was in Africa the whole time. I’m the only one who’s seen it and made it out alive.”

Then we see Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa take his place as king. However, trouble is brewing in the fictional African country. Maybe there are few who aren’t so happy about T’Challa taking his place on the throne.

Black Panther is in theatres Feb. 16, 2018.

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126 Comments on "As Expected, There Are Idiots Who Find The Black Panther Trailer Racist"

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Who cares who the cast is? It looks stupid.

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Your face looks stupid. You bladdy racist.

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Right. I am racist because a movie looks stupid. More deep sjw thoughts.

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Oh cooome on now…..!!! Really????

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Wouldn’t say racist, just crap.

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So bloody over this world we live in. I’m excited to see this film. Looks awesome.

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Really,this much racism over a movie? Cmon people white, black, asian, or latino he’s a super hero. Wasn’t the point of all heros to show people we can have hope for something better or positive in a world that seems left with no hope? Because in this day and age we need positivity with all the bs we’re going through with the real world.

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Almost as dumb as those who said that’s what africa would look like if it wasn’t visited by white people

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I would write a long rant about how ridiculous this is. But stubborn idiots wouldn’t understand it anyway. Just stop the hate.

SaltBae
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Is there any chance we can watch a movie that does star a straight white dude and NOT have this bullshit…

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people need to grow up!! its 2017, i think its time to stop being racist. this movie is about a AFRICAN HERO!!! … I cannot wait for this movie coz I love Black Panther, Ryan Coogler did a amazing job from what I see. <3… I don't know why people are being racist when they will watch the movie anyway. This movie is going to be amazing!!

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Yeah looking forward to this movie looks good.

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Well, I love Marvel almost as much as I love Star Wars and I’m gonna watch it!

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For FUCKS SAKE! Can we just ONCE enjoy a good story and leave the Godsdamned politics outside the theater? I swear, some people aren’t happy unless they’re wallowing in manufactured misery like a dog rolling in hot roadkill

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‍♂️

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Haha LeRoy Bass

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Let me guess, this is the one who complained about it

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Lol

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Wtf really. Really looking forward to this movie

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They complain about diversity, then they complain about an established character for being racist. Perhaps it’s time we stop putting stock in what SJWs say.

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You know these are all the same guys who whined about Alamo Drafthouse having special screenings for Wonder Woman.

(And yet won’t boycott it this weekend to continue their “solidarity” in diversity because there is a Father’s Day special.)

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most racisum is manufactured n made up in the hands of black people. texas excluded.

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I don’t care- Black Panther

Trevor Moore
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It’s amusing really. If you have this reaction now, it makes you wonder what the reaction when the character was first created was like. Just get over it, the mkvie is going too be made however the director or producer wants it to be made, just shut up and deal with it. I for one would love to see this movie, the trailer was dope.

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There’s literally no winning for movies at this point for the SJws

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People can be so thick. Black Panther is going to be so epic. I’m glad it’s a mostly black cast, comic books are for everyone. So hyped.

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Dumb ass’s ! Get over your own shit!

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Why is nobody discussing that Bilbo is talking to Gollum about a mythical place and legendary metal!

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Wow go figure.

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As expected, people see racism in everything and anything nowadays.

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Why??? I really wanna see this movie.

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So blackwashing is a thing now?.. idiots

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Movie about an African, set in Africa is racist cus, “no white people”.

Yea, I think it obvioys that the ones faking this out are the actual racist just taking the opportunity to remind us that pieces of filth like them still exist.

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White people upset at a predominantly black cast, given the movie takes place in a fictional country in AFRICA?!?

for fuck sake… these are probably the same people who threw tantrums at the women-only screenings of wonder woman

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I’m sure they were, but let’s not generalize this as white people. These are sexist racist showing their bigotry.

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Boyz in the Hood is one of my favorite flicks, along with the Friday movies.

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Nobody said a thing about falcon in the avengers or blade….

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So . . . It’s a movie based on a Black Super hero from Africa and there are too many black people? I believe there are too many Chinese people in China.

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I’ve been there, it’s true!

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Way to many Japanese in Japan to

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I dont give a damn.
im not watching it anyway.

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Why not? Most intriguing Marvel character to date for me.

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Jesus fucking Christ. No wonder everyone hates straight white men. Fucking idiots.

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While I agree with you, this goes both ways.

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Rob Tucker exactly!!

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I know it does. Saying all groups have assholes is basically the same as saying all lives matter. We’re allowed to point out things about one without recognizing the other without the world’s falling apart.

Ps I’m a SWM so i know it’s not all of them/us ;)

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11 white people and 2 Asian I counted on IMDB just scrolling through.

It’s a film about an African nation… set in…. Africa?

Not read the comics but I can’t imagine a highly secretive African nation that’s secret not having many white people there.

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Are these idiots also member of the KKK?

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When you’re an idiot everything offends you.

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😍yessss

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Mercedes, you’re quickly becoming one of my favorites!
Bradmin

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The preview looked badass

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Jeez, people are fucking idiots.

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Well it takes place in Africa what the hell were they expecting? Just like Luke Cage was mostly black cast cause it took place in Harlem which I thought was a great show

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speaking as a stoner nationalist,..i think i can honestly say im going to enjoy this flick. course’ im a hardcore marvel fan,knowing the truth regardless. anyone who sees it as racist needs to self-educate.

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I’m a conservative catholic from Texas… It looks legit!! Can’t wait. I think it has become a tit for tat argument nowadays as Rob Tucker said it’s become ALL about one upping the other “side”. People need to realize they are dividing themselves and allowing others to add to the division.

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Imndded.

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Indeed.

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…autocorrect. :(

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Personally I think this is going to be a awesome movie!! I sure do miss the old days where folks weren’t looking to be offended by everything.

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See…..this is why we can’t have nice things

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Looks good. Racist? Lol!

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Every time I think one political side is more racist than the other, the second side one ups the first. It’s like a contest to see who is the most idiotic and who can come up with the most ridiculous reason to be racist.

Not enough black people at the Oscars, too many in a movie… ugh.

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You, Rob Tucker, just hit the nail on the head!
Bradmin

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Just shows there are always idiots. The cast is appropriate to the back story of the character. Just like the idiots on the other side that were blasting a white iron fist. Morons everywhere

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Same people are the only ones that went to see the new mummy movie too

This looks like a bad ass film.

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