White people are lying about being attacked at ‘Black Panther’ screenings

Black Panther has served as the ultimate moment for Black History Month 2018. The epic film, starring a Black cast and directed by a Black man, was certainly the most anticipated film of the year.

However, some White internet trolls are attempting to cast the film in a negative light. Following the opening day, several posts emerged of White people who claimed they were attacked by Blacks at the movie screening.

On a post that featured a White woman with a black eye, the caption read, “Went to the #BlackPanther premier tonight and my wife was assaulted. Three black women approached us and one said ‘This movie ain’t for you white b—- and then attacked her. Security escorted us to the parking lot and we left. We just wanted to see a movie.”

The photo was actually White House employee Rob Porter’s wife.

Another ridiculous post featured a White woman who had blood pouring down her face. The caption read, “I went to see #BlackPanther with my gf and a black teenager shouted ‘u at the wrong theater’ and smashed a bottle on her face.”

The fake accounts and false reports of attacks is another example of how Black progression has always been met with a challenge. Although the internet trolls were discovered, their negative actions could have created a false backlash against a powerful movie that will make history in Hollywood and Black History Month.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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