Funny how “European culture” is allowed to showcase its strength via barbaric portrayals throughout America. But, royalty in Black Panther? “Too militant”?
UNITED STATES OF AMERIKKKA — I guess Blacks are only supposed to participate typical Amerikkkan-approved Black movies. You know, either something during slavery-era or something depicting severe dysfunction in the Black family.
Nah, not this time. This particular film showcases the power of an African dynasty — regardless of its fictional location.
Black Panther‘s trailer hasn’t even been out a full week, and Amerikkka feels threatened — saying it’s “too black” because there aren’t enough whites in the film.
When you finally see the new Black Panther trailer and there are no white people in Wakanda. pic.twitter.com/Vg05rzPCBN
— Black Aziz Ansari 👏 (@Freeyourmindkid) June 11, 2017
‘Dear White People’…
Generally, who cares. However, just so you’re in “the know,” essentially they’re saying T’Challa’s portrayal is “too militant.”
Been reading the that some people think the Black Panther poster is "too black and militant.” Sorry ignorant white people, but STFU. pic.twitter.com/irzhic7Wlb
— Denis Caron (@DenisJCaron) June 12, 2017
Specifically, “white Twitter” complains that Black Panther‘s new poster of T’Challa is too reminiscent of Huey P. Newton and his “too militant” Black Panther Party.
27) The Black Panther Party are known as a militant group who stood up to police brutality but did you know that they also fed the poor ? pic.twitter.com/jBYYWXxD31
— Jason Andrew Hale🌻 (@EchoesFromAbove) February 9, 2017
But — similar to their voluntary misunderstanding of Black Lives Matter — apparently, all white folks saw regarding the Black Panther Party were Black men and women with guns, who weren’t taking s**t from racist white folk or corrupt police officers.
Better known as “white fragility,” as Grio puts it.
White people after they watch the Black Panther trailer pic.twitter.com/tL18W04d3a
— Blac Chynese (@sadgalamzz) June 10, 2017
But, let’s talk ‘too white and militant’ movies…
Several of Marvel’s movies could be deemed “militant” while showing the image of a powerful white figurehead as the hero. Actually, all of Marvel’s movies show this image — minus Black Panther.
— Kenji (@TrapGeisha) June 12, 2017
Even outside of Marvel, that’s generally always the case. Wasn’t Matt Damon portrayed as the savior figurehead in “The Great Wall”?
— West Warwick Library (@wwlibrary) June 12, 2017
Last time I checked, the “Caucasian Dynasty” didn’t have a part in China’s legacy.
According to History, its past flows as follows.
“Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (c. 259-210 B.C.) in the third century B.C. as a means of preventing incursions from barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire.”
— hmv (@hmvtweets) June 11, 2017
Now, unless Matt Damon played a part as a spy-infiltrated “barbarian nomad,” there was no need for him to be in the movie, right?
Time there’s a Black and powerful figure in the mix, there’s immediate protest from racists. The movie’s “too Black,” they cry.
I don’t get you, America. Or should I say, Amerikkka? You’re like the “liberal racists” shown in Jordan Peele’s Get Out.
Which is why as weird as it was Get out was a much needed film. Liberal racists is the new thing, especially in the UK
— Kwabena III (@__jermaineb) March 30, 2017
All of a sudden, why is this particular Marvel movie “too militant”? Did you expect Black Panther to be more “European”?
Did you prefer the fictional country of Wakanda to be “modified” like South Africa? You know, with an apartheid history.
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