Trump criticizes ‘Black Panther’ movie for its cast


President of the United States Donald Trump has criticized the cast of American superhero film “Black Panther” for racial diversity, a storyline that dives into topics of race and addresses the cultural heterogeneity among people of African descent.

In a late Tuesday night tweet, the president criticized the director of the movie, Ryan Coogler for the all Blacks cast, saying it is not necessary in today’s world where the canker of racism is fought daily.

“Ryan Coogler’s work on the Black Panther movie invites a charge of racism. Here we are fighting racism on daily basis and you just missed another opportunity to help end it. You rather attempting to mock the black community by extorting monies from them through this production,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

The movie which was premiered in Los Angeles on January 29, 2018, and was released theatrically in the United States on February 16, 2018 grossing an estimated $700 million in global ticket sales in its first 12 days in theaters, and is on track to potentially hit the billion-dollar mark before it closes.

The movie’s $242 million opening over the holiday weekend was the second-biggest debut ever, beating out “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in four-day sales.

Its release comes after a long history of overtly white representation in the nominees and winners at the Oscars. The movie has precipitated a movement within the African American community as moviegoers adorn themselves with indigenous African clothing, celebrate the movie’s characters, and even register people to vote before and after screenings.

A White House staffer Rob Porter’s ex-wife Colbie Holderness claims violence ensued when they tried to see the critically acclaimed movie, confirming reports of attacks on some people by the Black community in an attempt to see the movie.

According to the director of the movie, its diverse cast shows representation of African diaspora and what Black superhero could do.