Look. I shouldn’t have to write this. It’s fucking 2018.
Black Panther having a mostly black cast is not anti-white or racist. How many times have movies had zero people of color in them or even had white actors cast as characters of color? Where were you then?
Y’all seriously need to fall back and let us have this. A major movie franchise, properly casting a movie focused on black people and black culture does not happen often. And whenever we complain about white actors taking roles that were meant for POC you say, “It’s just a fictional character. It doesn’t matter!” Well, actually it does matter. Representation matters, and we hardly ever get it so this is huge for us
Also, stop comparing this to Aquaman. Okay let me break this down. Black people have a huge presence on Twitter to the point that it’s literally called Black Twitter. The reason that #BlackPanther, #WakandaForever etc. have so many hits is because we have such a huge presence. To my knowledge (and other people on Twitter have said the same thing, but please correct me if I’m wrong) there isn’t necessarily an “Asian Twitter” like there is a Black Twitter. On top of all that, Aquaman doesn’t come out for another TEN MONTHS and (in my opinion) Marvel makes better movies than D.C. anyway. NOT SORRY. But if you’re seriously questioning whether Black people will be as excited about a movie directed by and starring an Asian actor……yes we will be. Because we know that struggle and we’re tired of the damn white washing.
So sit down, check your privilege and kindly shut the fuck up because this movie had already broken records and will continue to do so starting tonight.
I’m going to see Black Panther this weekend and I will do a review to let y’all know how much I love it.