From the "OMG do we really have to explain this" department...NO, people are not getting beat up at the Black Panther premiere.
Because the internet ruins everything nice, a few trolls are posting fake or re-purposed pictures claiming that they were jumped at the premiere for the movie for racial reasons.
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. pic.twitter.com/Xhc28gr3nB— Miami Marino™ 🌹 (@DSA_Boi_Pucci) February 16, 2018
FYI, that picture is of the ex-wife of a former White House Staffer, shared earlier this month by the Washington Post
The video that account used is from a Korean pop duo.
Several other accounts have posted fake pictures, and have since been suspended by Twitter.
Thankfully, most of the internet is smarter than this, but people are outraged as to what these fake tweets even represent.
It sounds really sad to me that there’s some bad apples making fake posts about being beaten up at Black Panther showing by “Black Youth” using fake photos from the internet..please just let us enjoy this movie.— JMF (@marydashfaye) February 16, 2018
If you go to black panther to spread your racist agenda whether thats lying about being “beaten up for being white” or going along to antagonise PoC I cannot wait until we evolve past you, there is truly no room for you in the future for you, you will be left behind and forgotten— saint (@dismvs) February 16, 2018
Look, guys, there's enough terrible stuff going on in the world that we do NOT need to ruin what could be the biggest movie of the year with unnecessary racial tension. Not to mention that using pictures of battered women to troll the internet is flat out shameful.
So, I repeat, and it's stupid that we even have to say this, but YES, the Black Panther movie is safe for everyone, and no people are not getting jumped