Black Panther has been absolutely nailing it since hitting theaters last weekend. Crowds of people around the world have headed to cinemas to catch Marvel's latest blockbuster, which picked up $192 million in the States over just three days. Unfortunately, some racist trolls have tried to put a dampener on the film's enormous success – but to little avail.
As Indiewire reports, hoaxers took to Twitter over the weekend with photos and messages claiming they were victim to racially motivated assaults at Black Panther screenings. Of course all these claims are absolutely false and a quick 'Google Reverse Image' search shows that all the photos come from online articles about entirely unrelated stories.
Apparently offended by the largely positive feedback from audiences and critics alike, a minority of racist, extremist trolls have also been attempting to alter the film's score on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. Twitter has, however, been fighting back, deleting all the offending images and the accounts that posted them. Some have even been banned from the social network.
In the meantime, the Twitter community has also hit back in the best way possible – by parodying the original messages with a heavy dose of satire. Check out the reactions below.
“This is a picture of my dad. Last night we went to see #BlackPanther and got jumped by a group of black teens in the parking lot. They shot him with a flame thrower and said ‘this is for the culture cracker!’— goomba (@RUSKlN) 17 février 2018
A RT could save his life” pic.twitter.com/B4rhkQlyrO
me and my (white) boyfriend went to see #BlackPanther and a black family said "this movie is not for you fam" and they knocked off his nose we are going to the emergency room now pic.twitter.com/btJWySelOh— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) 16 February 2018
This is my little brother Tyler. He took a break from making soap to see Black Panther. Some black youths told him "this movie isn't for you" and proceeded to assault him. Now he can't stop quoting annoying movies from 1999 pic.twitter.com/m2dJbOA5p7— Ian Boudreau (@iboudreau) 18 February 2018
last night i was attending black panther when a black child who looked to be around four years old told me "this movie wasn't for me" and proceeded to violently assault me with an eighteen megaton atomic bomb pic.twitter.com/g2LQeDG4pb— Hachimals (@AkinasEightSix) 16 February 2018
I was attacked at the movie theater by a group of black youths who said I don't belong at the Black Panther screening because I'm "not a king." They proceeded to take out highly advanced Vibranium technology and laser weaponry and assault me until the ushers showed up. pic.twitter.com/UPvPohK806— "PROTECTOR OF BLACK PEOPLE." - @verge (@PodAwful) 17 February 2018