The controversial The American Society Of Magical Negroes trailer recently released is currently getting absolutely destroyed by fans on YouTube.
The trailer features a secret society of Black People who use magic to keep white people happy so the white people don’t become uncomfortable, which according to the movie, means bad things for Black people.
“What’s the most dangerous animal on the planet? White people when they feel uncomfortable,” says David Alan Grier’s character. “White people feeling uncomfortable precedes a lot of bad stuff for us. That’s why we fight white discomfort every day. Because the happier they are, the safer we are.”
The kicker, however, is that the new recruit to “The American Society Of Magical Negroes” happens to fall in love with a white girl, but his mission is to make a white guy happy who is also in love with the white girl. So if the white guy doesn’t get the white girl, that will make the white guy unhappy, which will make him uncomfortable, which means bad things for Black People.
Disliked to oblivion
Per the amount of dislikes, people aren’t happy at all with the content shown in the trailer and the movie is receiving massive backlash.
So on YouTube, The American Society Of Magical Negroes trailer has been viewed over 6 million times.
Though YouTube has disabled the dislike button, the button can return with a browser extension, such as the “Return YouTube Dislike” plugin.
Thanks to the plugin, we see The American Society Of Magical Negroes has been disliked to oblivion as there are currently 48k dislikes, to only 4.2k likes. That’s a ratio of over 11 dislikes for every 1 like. Update: 61k dislikes.
Trailer reactions: massive backlash
“As a black American man let me just say how disappointed I am that YouTube removed the dislike button,” states a comment that has 766 likes.
“I can’t believe Hollywood is going broke when they are pumping out instant classics like this,” says another comment.
A comment with 1.7k likes adds, “I get it now. This is how we stop racism. By making modern entertainment media so terrible that we all come together trash it. Thank you Kobi Libii, your lack of creative talent has brought us all together!”
Another with 1.6 likes says, “Hollywood: “why do our movies keep losing money?” Also Hollywood:”
A comment with nearly 500 likes offers, “Never has a trailer so spectacularly obliterate any expectations for a movie. I am simultaneously I’m awe and horror at the premise for this movie. Holy shit this is so awful, it’s almost hilarious.”
Another says, “Just remember that there was a pitch meeting where the filmmakers explained the premise, and the producers actually said, “Sounds good, keep talking!”
Another: “What truly baffles me is that any actor, white or black, decided this was morally fine for them to star in. It seems humiliating for everyone involved based on the trailer at least.”
A comment with 1.2k likes adds, “Actually, I want to thank you for making a movie so blatantly racist and dislikable that we could all come together no matter what creed in our sheer awe of its stupidity. That is certainly a feat.”
A comment with over 500 likes: “Mind-blowing! It’s hard to fathom how this seemed like a great idea to so many. Anyone else as shocked as I am?”
“Imagine common courtesy and good manners being so foreign to you that you actually regard them as magical,” states a comment with nearly 700 likes.
What is The American Society Of Magical Negroes about?
The official synopsis offers: For centuries, there has been a society hidden in plain sight, working in secret to protect Black people from harm. It’s called THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES.” Kobi Libii is the writer and director.
Focus Features is the studio who describes The American Society of Magical Negroes as “a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.”