‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Accused Of Racist Stereotypes

Conservative influencers users with large social media followings offer their thoughts on the sequel.

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Accused Of Racist Stereotypes

Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is accused of harboring racist stereotypes.

Jason Whitlock, known for being an American sports journalist, columnist, and podcaster, tweeted to his nearly 615k fans that the flick is “torture.”

“Sitting through 2 hours, 40 minutes of Black Panther 2 was torture,” Whitlock said. “Let me save you the time. The movie hates black men, America, and the patriarchy. Racial idolatry is its selling point. Nothing else.”

A fan questioned why he would waste his money, with Whitlock replying, “I want to stay informed on how we’re being programmed.”

His tweets on the topic have been liked over 7200 times with hundreds of replies.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has an “insane degree of racist stereotypes”

Tim Pool, who is known for having a largely conservative audience, also tweeted to his 1.4 million followers that while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a good movie, it has an “insane degree of racist stereotypes in the movie” in particular related to Mexicans.

Black Panther 2 was good except for the insane degree of racist stereotypes in the movie,” Pool tweeted, “I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but the racist messaging was off the fucking wall. “They really hate Mexicans.”

Director Ryan Coogler and the head of Marvel, Kevin Feige, changed the character of Namor to a Mexican character, played by Tenoch Huerta, and even removed the origin of Atlantis in favor of an Aztec origin and – get this- they also changed the pronunciation to “Nah-more.”

Pool continued, “Revealing the most racist bit would spoil the entire movie so I won’t.”

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via @Timcast on Twitter
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever not doing well in the Asia Pacific

What is particularly interesting about the change with Namor is that the comic book version seems to resemble more of an Asian-Pacific character.

In today’s box office report, Deadline reported that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is particularly not doing well in the Asia Pacific and mentioned both South Korea and Japan.

It’s also known the film won’t be released in China, which probably doesn’t have anything to do with Namor, but will still hurt the sequel’s box office, as the first film made over $100 million in China.

Brazilian Marvel Comics artist Mike Deodato also previously stated the movie screwed up Namor.

“Pencil lifting beats swimming anytime,” Deodato said in a deleted Instagram post. “You can tell somebody screwed things up when a character from a movie looks in worst shape than the 60 years old artist who drew him.”

It’s also now thought that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won’t make a billion dollars due to the international audiences not responding as expected.