Little Miss Flint Called Out A Grown Man For Hating On Her #BlackPantherChallenge
He picked with the wrong 10-year-old that day, but later apologized.
At just 10 years old, Flint, Michigan water activist Mari Copeny had to shut down a grown man for criticizing her about raising funds for local children affected by the environmental crisis to see Black Panther.
When news of the Flint water crisis went national, a slew of activists and celebs rose up to help the residents get clean water while government officials shifted blame. One the most prominent people to rise up and become a voice for those enduring one of the worst environmental crises in America was 10-year-old Mari Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint.
For years now, her work as an activist has attracted the attention of President Barack Obama, made her a national figure and has inspired others to take an active role in their communities. She has recently taken part in the #BlackPantherChallenge to give area children an opportunity to see the highly anticipated film.
My name is Mari Copeny, I'm 10 years old and from Flint, Michigan. My #BlackPantherChallenge aims to not just bring kids to see the movie but for them to leave feeling like the real life super heroes they are.— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) February 10, 2018
However, one user, who seemed to have never seen Little Miss Flint or be familiar with her work, criticized her for fundraising for the screening because he believes that she should be focusing on the water crisis instead. He took it upon himself to school her. So she had to put this dude in his place.
👏🏾 WHY 👏🏾 ARE 👏🏾 PEOPLE 👏🏾 LIKE 👏🏾 THIS?! pic.twitter.com/ttW76GDtPo— Not one of your lil bottoms... (@_hoemo) February 10, 2018
The commentator responded to Little Miss Flint's supporters and later apologized for his previous tweets.
Of course they'll show the bad, but not the good. pic.twitter.com/skokbj0bEI— Allure (@Niello_) February 10, 2018
Mari's GoFundMe campaign has raised $12, 262, surpassing its original $5,000 goal. So, all is good on her end and the kids she hopes to bring a little sunshine to.