Former first lady Michelle Obama’s slammed over ‘Black Panther’ praise

The Missouri Southern State University grad added: “Seriously, it’s like some of these people don’t realize there were movies before 2018.”

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama took to twitter to praise “Black Panther” after its record-breaking release this weekend but many are not happy with her comment.

“Because of you,” she tweeted the movie’s team, “young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.”

Congrats to the entire team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.

But a white conservative commentator accused Obama of being clueless on black movie history — if not racist.

“It’s incredibly insulting to think this is the first movie to feature a black superhero or that young people can only look up to superheroes who [look] like them,” said Sam Janney in her Twitchy post.

“There were PLENTY of black superheroes before Black Panther, and honestly many of them were even cooler. See Spawn, Blade, Blankman.”

The Missouri Southern State University grad added: “Seriously, it’s like some of these people don’t realize there were movies before 2018.”

The blockbuster with a North America gross of $235 million over the holiday weekend is being noted by Fortune magazine for “dispelling industry concerns that a superhero movie revolving almost entirely around black characters [can] resonate with a general audience.”

“No studio can say again, ‘Oh, black movies don’t travel, overseas interest will be minimal,” said industry expert Jeff Bock.

As a result, the left-wing trolls and super comic-centric fans felt the need to set Mrs. Obama straight. Several of them were quick to point out that there were three huge Blademovies, starring Wesley Snipes as well as Will Smith‘s character in Hancock.

“Do I come from a parallel universe?” one Twitter user wrote in a reply to Obama’s tweet. “Is that why nobody seems to remember the 3 very successful Blade movies? You know, the ones with the black Marvel hero Blade. Guess I may have imagined them and this film is really groundbreaking. Sorry Mr. Snipes.”

That reply, according to the Washington Times, was liked over 1,300 times.

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