Vivica A. Fox is throwing her support behind the Change.org petition for Marvel and Disney to invest 25% of the “Black Panthers” proceeds back into the community.
Peep the clip to hear what Viv had to say about the matter when TMZ caught up with her.
While Fox believes the money could do wonders for black folks, not everyone agrees. TMZ also got comedian Gary Owen to weigh in, and he says it’s not the studio’s job to give away money.
What do you think? Should movie’s profits go to the AA community?
Owen does offer up some advice for anyone signing the petition.
The guy who started the petition says the donation is the right move because Disney has marketed “Black Panther” almost exclusively to black moviegoers….in the middle of Black History Month.
Meanwhile, nearly 23,000 kids will have the opportunity to see the film thanks to the #BlackPantherChallenge.
New York-based activist Frederick Joseph created a GoFundMe fundraiser, which has amassed more than $300,000 and spawned almost 300 campaigns. The page for the challenge states that donations came from all over the country and across the world.
A statement from Joseph reads, “All children deserve to believe they can save the world, go on exciting adventures, or accomplish the impossible. I am grateful that all of you have answered the call and are taking action to help more kids watch their heroes on the big screen. Let’s keep pushing forward. If you’re a teacher, buy tickets for your entire classroom. If you’re a coach, take your team. If you’re a community leader, do some organizing and get the kids and parents in your community to the theater.”
According to The Root, GoFundMe has also started a new #BlackPantherChallenge that aims to distribute donations to organizations that need help meeting their goals for the challenge.
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