The former First Lady made an embarrassing faux pas.
She was sharing her comments regarding the Disney/Marvel Studios runaway hit “Black Panther,” which has had the biggest February opening in film history.
Obama praised the film, but immediately faced backlash because of one ill-informed comment.
Michelle Obama lauded the film and suggested it was the first time young black people could see a black superhero on the big screen.
Anyone who has watched superhero movies over the past two decades knows this is false, and she was swiftly called out for her glaring mistake.
Michelle Obama was lit up on social media as she faced backlash for what seemed an ignorant comment on a film debut.
The former first lady sang the praises of the new Marvel Studios super hero movie, “Black Panther,” which opened with the highest-grossing February debut of $201.8 million, according to The Washington Times.
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen,” Obama tweeted. “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 #blackpanther 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.
Guess Obama had not heard that left-wing magazine Salon was duly scorched after making the claim that “Black Panther” is the “first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center.”
Black Panther” is the first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center https://t.co/WVMrYmoECd
Apparently Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes did not make the cut.
“Black Panther” is not the racial milestone Obama touted it to be, as movie fans quickly mocked the former first lady for her lack of movie history knowledge.
@MichelleObama Do I come from a parallel universe ? 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
Perhaps Obama’s neglect of these other films is proof that people don’t derive their self-esteem from comic book characters and mythical societies built on alien technology.