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Black Panther is ready to hit theaters on February 16 and Disney is in full promotion gear. However, someone on their marketing team screwed up and social media is outraged. Disney created a White version of Black Panther in the shape of a pin. See below:

Unless that’s Clark Kent trying out Black Panther’s outfit, the man in the mask, who we assume is supposed to be T’Challa, is a white dude. What the hell was Disney thinking? According to The Wrap, the pin was seen at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Wrap claims it could be a production error because “the normal Black Panther mask doesn’t leave any part of his face exposed.” Why would the production error automatically go to a white version? White-washing Black movies for marketing is an old school Hollywood strategy. Even as recent as 2013, an Italian movie poster for 12 Years a Slave featured none of the Black actors. Of course, Twitter reacted, see below:

Expect an apology from Disney in five, four, three, two…



(Source: The Wrap)

(Photo Credit: YouTube)

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3 thoughts on “WTF? Disney Actually Created A White Version Of Black Panther

  1. Really on said:

    Love black history , most fascinating history you can investigate, will not go this movie though and line the pockets of people who really don’t care. Black and white.

  2. I can’t wait to see the ALL BLACK CAST in the upcoming movie, Black Panther!!!!!!!
    Screw Disney-with a giant broomstick!!!!!!!!!!

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