There’s been a lot of dissecting, discussion and excitement around Jordan Peele’s Us trailer. But the one thing that’s blowing up the internet right now? Winston Duke’s Howard University sweatshirt.
Duke’s character’s sweatshirt got everyone, especially HBCU alumni, even more hyped for the film’s March 15, 2019 release. A lot of folks, particularly HU grads, were happy to see the university predominately featured in the film. Howard University itself gave a shout-out to Peele with hope of setting a campus screening in motion.
Of course, the scene gave alumni from other HBCUs a chance to rib Howard, including one person who invoked the memory of Howard “graduate” and scammer, Tyrone Hankerson.
Check out the responses to the sweatshirt below:
— Tiffany Vazquez ???????? (@filmiliarface) December 25, 2018
— Howard University (@HowardU) December 26, 2018
When I shoot my TV show I gotta do something similar for FAMU. Cuz I know Howard Almuni gonna abuse this https://t.co/V0cSkNunUL
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) December 25, 2018
March can’t get here fast enough, @JordanPeele need to make this a @netflix series, shout out to him making Get Out down here in Alabama and @Winston_Duke wearing that Howard University shirt, but a #AAMU shirt would have looked better on him #HBCU #MerryChristmas pic.twitter.com/l9qnad3nT9
— Dub Dynasty (@dub_dynasty) December 25, 2018
Howard alum & students must wear Howard ‘nalia to the theater to see #UsMovie.
Just don’t yell “HHHHHHUUUUU” in the theater.
— Mike H. (@SirMikeH) December 26, 2018
I know I’m supposed to be scared and geeked and all, and I am, but let’s speak on the real issue here:
Domestic HBCU graduate M’Baku can get it https://t.co/ZNpUCTOzit
— Intersectional Papi (@JulianThePoet) December 25, 2018
Spelman: “We’re the number 1 HBCU!”
— (Uh-Lock-Ay) was born January 7 (@Ajdachamp) December 25, 2018
— P. Against The World ???????????? (@chillin662) December 25, 2018
Every time y’all mention us, I’m assuming that’s getting you guys two cents closer to getting that $400,000 back from Tyrone ????????♂️ https://t.co/qXqI4hpA4y
— Its the most wonderful TYme of the year ????☃️???? (@ThatOneCHAMP_) December 25, 2018
But did your HBCU gear get worn in a horror film? No? That’s what I thought!
— Harmony H. (@hardollas) December 25, 2018
I’m loving the HBCU Howard representation in the trailer #UsMovie
— N___. (@JAHKEVA___) December 25, 2018
— Kyle (@hightopkyle) December 25, 2018
Us also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Yahya Abdul-Mateen III, Anna Diop, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Kara Hayward and Tim Heidecker.