One trip to California Adventure, it was my first time meeting the Black Panther face character. He asked me what my name was and then told me how beautiful I was. I was able to control myself until I walked away, and thats when I broke down crying. I have a lot of self esteem issues, I hate how I look and think I’m ugly, so receiving this compliment from the Black Panther himself meant so much to me (I know its just someone portraying him, but I play along and believe its really him)
I have this ridiculous phobia of bumps or holes suddenly appearing on my skin. When I saw Black Panther, I got massively triggered and started shaking at the sight of Erik’s skin. I feel awful about it because I know it’s based on a real practice (“crocodile scarring”) that some tribes use as initiation into manhood. It makes me feel like an insensitive jerk how I react to it.
It really annoys me how people are trying to rain on Black Panther fans parade. Like everyone is being so harsh on it and the only reason I feel for that is because the character isn’t white and black fans are excited for it. Like I don’t remember the massive amount of hate Iron Man or Captain America got before their films came out. It’s really depressing.
I’m a white female and I’m in full support of all of the movies that have a POC lead. I hate people that complain about Black Panther not being diverse because all but two people are POC. There have been millions of films without a single colored person yet when a movie with a dominant POC cast is released, you complain because it doesn’t cater to you? Go sit in your privilege corner and let the rest enjoy what will be an awesome movie!