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History Channel‘s newest documentary series, “Barbarians Rising,” explores the fall of Rome over the course of 700 years of invasions. However, the most recent episode that aired Monday depicts Hannibal of Carthage as a Black man, and many White history “aficionados” are accusing the station of promulgating “historical inaccuracies.”

In the series, Hannibal is portrayed by Black British actor Nicholas Pinnock. The famous Carthaginian was a thorn in the empire’s side. He became a general at the age of 26 and managed to unite barbarian tribes to stop Rome’s imperial rise. The military genius was arguably most famous for climbing the Alps with war elephants whose sole purpose was to stomp the Roman army.

Hannibal ultimately tried to invade Rome but failed to do so.

There have been debates over the race of Hannibal throughout the centuries. And this debate still continues till this day.

Take a look at the video trailer for this episode of “Barbarians Rising” that features Hannibal before checking out some responses to the general’s dark hue.

Here are some YouTube comments that were left below the clip:

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  • TheDOTKU

    Not outraged, I just want to watch it now! One of my best jokes ever was when my boyfriend all those years ago took his friend with us to climb a mountain and his friend was cocky and didn’t work out so I was behind him on this steep slope and yelled up “I feel like I’m climbing behind Hannibal’s Army”… he got that I was saying he was slow as a herd of elephants instantly, it was the best revenge for all the little jabs he had thrown at me over the years! ;D

  • TheDOTKU

    Ultimately it doesn’t matter what color they show him as, if it sparks someone’s interest in the story they will do their own research.

  • mrwoods13

    White people have portrayed blacks and all other races since the beginning of movies. Get over yourselves ! The very fact that his race is not known with 100% accuracy leaves the role open to whichever actor lands the part.

    • nae

      Was just about to put this. If his race was debated over time, what the hell is the problem?

    • Oak510finest

      @Mrwoods13 Actually his race is known. Just like 99.9% of historical/ancient figures true race is known. However whites have to lie and implant themselves in to history to cover up the that fact, that they have no true history. Other than popping up 6,000 yrs ago from the caves of the Caucus Mountains.

      • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith

        Thanks darling for making the point of the cave dwelling tail people have no history. Okay give them some credit. They introduced savagery, slavery, diseases, and death so they are responsible for some things. Lol

        • Oak510finest

          Lol, exactly! Can’t blame them though. I would probably do the same if my own scientist say I was subhuman (Neanderthal and rhesus monkey dna).

          In addition, to not having absolutely
          zero contributions to civilization. Other than the things you mentioned.

          • Jawohl

            You really are a sad, misinformed racist asshole.

          • Oak510finest

            @Jawohl Calling me names does not change facts or the truth regarding the origin of whites and their falsified history.

            So are you saying those white scientist who cofirmed Neanderthal and primate dna in whites are lying? Due to some white on white conspiracy?

          • Marisol

            Sorry Jawohl, that’s the way you spew facts. Good job Oak510

          • Marisol

            Lies I say. They did indeed contribute more to history then what was mentioned. They are the creators of man’s inhumanity to man, annihilation, lies, dehumanization, demoralization, separation, pillaging, and plain evilness. I can go on, but you get the point.

          • Oak510finest

            Yes, definitely get the point.

  • Oak510finest

    So the History channel actually telks the truth and whites are irate…shocking!! It shows how extremely fragile white psyche is. It aslo shows how frantic they are when the true history is told. One that does not include them or their made up accomplishments.

    • Karl

      You are obviously extremely fragile, if you think all whites are like this & all blacks are innocent.
      That’s not the way it works, bro.
      Are you racist?

      • Oak510finest

        @karl Fragile, how so? Are you one of those people who actually believe white history is factual?

    • Gertrude

      Just another thin skinned triggered lefty snowflake.
      Move along, nothing here to see.
      Racist.

      • Oak510finest

        @ Gertrude Lol, thin skinned about what?

      • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith

        Yes it’s true white people have a made up history. You really think the white guy from KFC seasoned that chicken? You really believe that white guy invented the light bulb? Ha, couldn’t even get a man to
        the moon without black women. Ha no, cave dwellers have no real history.

    • Jud N

      Lmfao

  • James Jenkins

    Another identity politics news piece.

  • Karl

    Why does rollingout try to turn everything into racebaiting wars?

    99% of the past few articles are in some way race baiting anti-white hating vomit trash.
    Sure, we know there are racist whites, but they could just as easily post the same about blacks.
    Or asians.
    Or chinese.
    Or any other race.

    Fact is, plenty of material exists on any group, if you want to focus exclusively on that.
    Since rollingout has chosen to focus only on their perception that all the problems are caused by whites & whites alone, everyone should boycott them.

    $$$ talks, & they shouldn’t make a dime till they start reporting the truth in a fair & balanced way.
    Blacks have problems, whites have problems, spanish have problems, asians have problems.
    But to hear them speak, you’d think whites caused every problem in the world.

    Which is simply not so.
    These MSM terrorists should have their media passes revoked!

    • Tarif Abdul Aziz

      ah unfortunately they did. The 1st problem they created was the renaming of our motherland to Africa which was the name of a white man. Then they went into Africa and stole, looted, murdered and renamed almost all of it. They destroyed and enslaved entire races then they went in to all the countries of Africa and colonize them by force ultimately they were driven out but not before they sowed the seeds of Discord they created cancer they created AIDS they created most diseases they created Ebola I can continue on they created nuclear weapons Mass weapons of Destruction I can continue our political system is so corrupt it’s a shame our founding forefathers were rapists and slave owners yeah I think they did cause all the problems in the world

      • Marisol

        Say no mo 🙂

  • Mason Youngblood

    Where were these same ‘type’ of critics when Charleston Heston played ‘Moses’ or when Elizabeth Taylor played ‘Cleopatra’???

    • Jud N

      It was before the the disease of the internet

      • Guest

        There have been more recent movies with biblical figures being played by European actors.

  • Jud N

    Middle eastern people had and have a darker skin complexion back then so they we’re not white or black just like Jesus was of darker complexion and not pure white like history and the bible thumpers think he was

    • Guest

      People also seem to forget that the majority of Middle East is in Africa. A small part of it can also be considered part of Asia. I think some actually believe the region is a part of Europe or it’s own continent.

    • Marisol

      Pure white? Jesus was not white at all. The Middle East as they call it today was all a part of AFRICA. What the heck would make you think that Jesus was even a little white? The Bible describes him as having hair of wool and feet of bronze. Sounds like a nappy haired black man to me. What do you think? Oh, I know what you think. You think he was one of those melaninless, blueyed devils. Wrong!!!!

  • Jean Lessard

    Carthage was a phenician colony, so Hannibal was a semite phenician. Any other view is an historical falsification.

  • http://www.CreditBureauAid.com/ Natani el

    Was Jesus White? Was J. Edgar Hoover Black? Was Abram a Jew? Are Aboriginal North American African Black. Is North Africa in and on the African Continent? Did West, Central, East, and South Africa derive from North Africa? Is the biblical and present Israel a part of geographical Africa. Was Jesus a North African. Was Cleopatra a White Woman? Was King Solomon Black? Was King James version of the Bible authorized by the Black King James? Was Moses born in Africa, Raised in the Palace as the Grandson of Black African Ruler? Was the King of Egypt’s during the birth of Moses daughter a white women? After Moses birth from the womb of an African woman did he turn White like M.J.? Was the Moors if North Africa that invaded, conquered, and occupied Rome for over two centuries Black or White? Why did Columbus write into his official logs that the first people he saw in America from the Mayflower were; big, black, wooly hair like Ethiopian (Africa) was he describing white people? Your long history of whit supremacy lies have been exposed and is not generally known around the earth You are kicking a dead horse in a Black world. If a cat birth kitten in an over are those kitten biscuits? Was Hannibal born and raised in Africa or Europe? When God created heaven and the earth was that earth in Africa or was it in Hitler’s Germany or the British Isles? Did all mankind aboriginal of the land now identified as Africa. Was Hannibal not a member of the human family that orginated in Africa. All Black folks are your cause and root of survival, But for the Black sperm and egg you would not even exist. You came from the Black man the Black man did not come from you or the womb of any white woman. The Creator made the African man and woman as the first intelligent being on earth leaving the Black man under His authority and orders to multiply and dominate the earth the Creator made for him. Hannibal is one of the dominator,under divine orders. Black people are still and shall always be the largest population of human being on the face of earth. The white tail waging the Black Dog is an illusion. We the Children of Ham is the cause. You the racist ones are the effect of our sins. Remember, God forgives; his wrath is not eternal. He, not we, designed and activated the pecking order on this His earth where He put His Black Man First over all subsequent reflections of His good and perfect works.

  • http://www.CreditBureauAid.com/ Natani el

    Was Jesus White? Was J. Edgar Hoover Black? Was Abram a Jew? Are
    Aboriginal North American African Black? Is North Africa in and on the
    African Continent? Did West, Central, East, and South Africans derive
    from North Africa? Is the biblical and present Israel a part of
    geographical Africa? Was Jesus a North African? Was Cleopatra a White
    Woman? Was King Solomon Black? Was King James version of the Bible
    authorized by the Black King James? Was Moses born in Africa, Raised in
    the Palace as the Grandson of Black African Ruler? Was the King of
    Egypt’s during the birth of Moses daughter a white women? After Moses
    birth from the womb of an African woman did he turn White like M.J.? Was
    the Moors of North Africa that invaded, conquered, and occupied Rome
    for over two centuries Black or White? Why did Columbus write into his
    official logs that the first people he saw in America from the Mayflower
    were; big, black, wooly hair like Ethiopian (Africa); was he describing
    white people? Your long history of white supremacy lies have been
    exposed and is now generally known around the earth as lies. You are
    kicking a dead white horse in a Black world. If a cat birth kitten in an
    over are those kitten biscuits? Was Hannibal born and raised in Africa
    or Europe? When God created heaven and earth was that earth in Africa
    or was it in Hitler’s Germany or the British Isles? Is all mankind
    originate in the land now identified as Africa. Was Hannibal a member of
    the human family that originated in Africa? All Black folks are your
    cause and roots of survival. But for the Black sperm and egg you would
    not even exist. You came from the Black man the Black man did not come
    from you or the womb of any white woman. The Creator made the African
    man and woman as the first intelligent being on earth leaving the Black
    man under His authority and orders to multiply and dominate the earth
    the Creator made for him. Hannibal is one of the dominators,under divine
    orders. Black people are still, and shall always be the largest
    population of human being on the face of earth. The white tail waging
    the Black Dog is an illusion. We the Children of Ham are the cause. You
    the racist ones are the effect of our sins. Remember, God forgives; his
    wrath is not eternal. He, not we, designed and activated the pecking
    order on this His earth where He put His Black Man First over all
    subsequent reflections of His good and perfect works.

  • Know yourself Black people

    How stupid are White people. Hannibal was Black He was born in Carthage North Africa. He conquered the Alps with African Elephants. 💯 years from now they will be telling people Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were White. They are always stealing Africas true history. The original Jews were not European either another historical lie corrected by DNA of today.

    • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith

      I couldn’t agree more, they’re doing it with small things that they think go
      Unnoticed. Sanders the KFC is annoying as hell, swearing he seasoned some damn chicken with 11 herbs and spices. They don’t know what a spice is if it jumped into their hands.

    • Marisol

      Funny thing about the Jewish people is that they don’t even pretend that they are original. That’s why they call themselves JewISH. That is also why they do not like being called Jews.
      They are mountainous Europeans who pillaged a culture and identity from the black man. The original Jews are black Hebrews who studied Judaism. Jewish people should never use the word Semitic to describe themselves, because you would have to be a descendent of Shem to be semitic, and white people are not descendents of Shem. It’s a damn shame that the white man is so damn culture-less that they had to resort to pillaging/thievery for everything that they have today.

  • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith

    Awww they are crying foul. Love the white tears flowing so frequently. Look the hero
    In the 9/11 wasn’t white but black, Any Egyptians, black people have been white washed out of many movies or down right black faced. Don’t cry, baby it will be just fine.

  • WAR1:16

    REALLY MAD??? Outraged yet in still the SO CALLED white man stole everything including the true HISTORY of Jesus the Christ saying He had blonde hair and blue eyes when in Fact the BIBLE says other wise… read: Revelation 1:14-15 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace… Jesus DIED a Black mans DEATH no So called white man would ever DIE for a so called Negro Like Christ Died for HIS PEOPLE.. its called WHITEWASH for a reason!

  • Jawohl

    I was wondering where the stupid convention was being held this year, I guess I found it.

    • Oak510finest

      @Jawohl That was corny. If you don’t like what people post, then why are you here?

      • Jawohl

        It just seems like people are getting all out of breath and hateful on a big nothing. I guess I missed the memo about the riots in the street over this. Seems like the author is basing the article on a few select comments from buttholes.

        • Oak510finest

          Why is it so mentally crushing that Hannibal, the Egyptians and other ancient historical figures were black??

          Why does that bother whites so much?

          • Jawohl

            It’s not…

            sigh

          • Oak510finest

            That’s good to know. It’s not like it’s the end of the world.

          • Jawohl

            Thank goodness for that. By the way, I’m in Oaktown too.

          • Cruddy

            Pretty much kills the lies that they have been force feeding Blacks and whites in this country for centuries.

  • Sue

    It seems that nobody really knows the true color of Hannibal. But I find it funny how for years Hollywood cast whites in all biblical movies and not one white person say anything about historical facts then. White people stop being hypocrites. Everything in history was no white.

  • Jawohl

    “Many White history aficionados”.

    LOL. Youtube comments as evidence. Awesome article man!

    I have an article to submit about the Aliens that use Mt. Shasta as a UFO airbase. My sources? Youtube commments!

    bwahahahahahaha

  • MamaRea

    Feel sorry for the ‘whites’ who’re outraged. But saying ‘whites’ as if all people who’re ‘white’ are ‘outraged’ is silly clickbait. No big deal, really. Hannibal was African. Northern African, but still African.

  • Marisol

    Hahahahahaha, I don’t know for sure what race Hannibal was. But I do know that Ancient Egyptians were BLACK. And white folks are always playing the roles of Ancient and present Egyptians. If they, along with the Three Musketeers can be white, then Hannibal can be Black. YES The Three Musketeers was a story about the author (Alexander Dumas, a black man) and his three brothers.

  • elizabeth lindsey

    So carcasion eastern European are up set…..so were they with the first black president… President Obama,,,,,they will remain that way…….ok…..so what’s all the fuss about…….some time I will Tell the true

  • Bren HWright

    ‘White Jesus’

  • Cruddy

    Personally I dont care who was outraged. Any idiot can look up what race Hannibal was. He was a Phonecian which was what the Greeks called the Canaanites. Who were the Canaanites? They were the direct descendants of Canaan whos father is known as Ham.

  • Jason

    Isn’t this story recycled. I saw the same show on another channel last year about Hannibal. C’mon Rolling out.