Skip to comments.Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'
Posted on 02/18/2018 7:24:48 AM PST by BenLurkin
As Marvel's latest superhero movie, "Black Panther," draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely African American fans.
Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see "Black Panther," the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast.
"It's very unfortunate that a film that is poised to become a cultural icon is being marred by this fake news," said Darnell Hunt, dean of social sciences at UCLA. "In the long run, it will not detract from the cultural significance of 'Black Panther,' but it does blunt some of the positive force it has as it opens. It is both surprising and not surprising."
Public information officers for police departments in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston contacted by The Times said they had received no reports that would match the assault claims appearing online.
In the tweets, the posters frequently blame "black youth" for the attacks, using images taken from various unrelated sources of bleeding and battered faces or images of blood in sinks and on towels.
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If there is any inkling of causing a stir for any reason, someone always will, truthfully or not.
Probably trolls all “made up” and phony.
Twitter stays afloat mostly because the media rely on it for fraudulent news day after day.
My warped sense of humor finds these somewhat amusing.
[slow pitch over home plate]: I got even money saying the reports of assaults online did not come from these cities mentioned above.
Then again if you are Caucasian, and went to see this movie on opening weekend, you're probably not that bright. After all, the promoters all but TOLD you this was a "blacks only" movie.
“In the long run, it will not detract from the cultural significance of ‘Black Panther,’”
Cultural significance -oh please spare me, jeez.
Those few hundred white supremacists of America twittering away.
Yes, the cultural significance of a fantasyland in Africa who is a technological marvel posing as a third-world country. I did not know Zimbabwe was only posing as a sh*thole to be left alone.
Why would anybody “White” or “Black” even want to see this racist garbage?
The posts used pics from other incidents, and were obvious gags.
Nobody could take them seriously.
I’m waiting for the “White Panther” sequel.
I hear you.
How dare’st people assume these are false accusations! ;)
Why, don’t they know that these days glancing looks and not being openly friendly and supportive of your presence are considered assaults?
Isn’t that the way it works when the snowflakes of the left (all races) are the complainers?
I’m not interested in seeing any “sup-hero” movie.
Wiggers impacted hardest? Kinda funny if true. I am amazed at the big deal made over a fantasy movie based on a flippin comic book. I never go see comic book movies. My comic book phase ended in my yoof.
Don’t give them ideas.
There was a thread here on FR on Saturday that said the flick is surprisingly good. It said the shining black male star clearly emulates Pres. Trump and his demand for excellence. And IIRC, the culprit in the story clearly alludes to Obola. I am an old redneck, and I plan to go see it.
They would probably make the White Panther be gay.
This is one of those movies where normal people are just going to have to separate the movie from the people who want to attach themselves and their causes to it.
As for the movie itself I haven't read a bad review of it yet. Black reviewers love it, of course, but white reviewers have also loved it and said it is a surprisingly good story. It crosses the boundary between "a good Marvel comic movie" to "a good movie" and can stand on its own.
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