Twitter Blasts Salon for Calling Black Panther The ‘First’ Blockbuster With ‘Black Hero Front and Center’


There is a lot of hype leading up to the release of Marvel’s latest film Black Panther.

The superhero, played by Chadwick Boseman, made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016 Captain America: Civil War. And head of its wide release, it has received rave reviews from film critics, so far earning 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as making a cultural milestone as the superhero film was made by Ryan Coogler, a black director, and features a predominately black cast.

However, Salon may have gotten a bit too excited.

Black Panther is the first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center,” Salon tweeted.

To give the site the benefit of the doubt, perhaps they meant the film would be the first blockbuster release featuring a “black superhero front and center.” But as Twitter made it clear, even that would have been inaccurate.

And boy did Twitter let them have it.

Salon has since issued a correction.

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