'Shame On Them': 'Black Panther' Actress Claps Back At Facebook Trolls Attempting To Sabotage Film
The cast is turning their backs to all the haters.
Following director Ryan Coogler, the cast of "Black Panther" responded to a Facebook group attempting to sabotage their movie.
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Blavity previously reported that the Facebook group "Down With Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys," tried to stop the success of the movie by encouraging its nearly 4,000 members to give bad reviews about the film on Rotten Tomatoes. The Facebook group has since been banned.
Now, the cast has something to say.
Chadwick Boseman, who plays T'Challa in the movie told the Associated Press:
"I don't really read the reviews... but I would rather they be good, than bad, that's for sure," he said, going on to mention the Facebook group. "I heard about it, so I definitely thought about it and you don't really know how big of an impact that's going to be... so whatever they do online doesn't really matter."
Letitia Wright, who plays Black Panther's younger sister in the film, said she is only looking forward.
“Shame on them," she said. "Everybody is just focused forward. Those people are at the back.”
Black Excellence can't be stopped.
"Black Panther" premieres in theaters nationwide on February 16.