Facebook group plans to sabotage Rotten Tomatoes score for ‘Black Panther’
The same Facebook group that sabotaged The Last Jedi on the review site Rotten Tomatoes is now setting its sights on Black Panther.
The Facebook group, Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys, is apparently not happy with Disney’s Marvel franchise and how well it’s doing compared to the DC Cinematic Universe.
So, they decided to come after the biggest, Blackest movie of the year with a group called “Give Black Panther a Rotten Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.”
“Given the massive success of the audience review rigging on the Rotten Tomatoes site for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ and due to the sudden rise in those disgruntled with Disney business practices among other factors especially due to the corporate manipulations which created falsified bad press for the DCEU, I feel that it’s time to strike back at all those under Disney and bring down the house of mouse’s actions for paying off the critics that hurt DC Comics on film and for other parties affected by them,” wrote the event creator.
“I’ll be making events like this for ‘Infinity War’ and the Netflix shows etc so we can rally together to truly make a difference…If you want to spread spoilers to Marvel fanboys, use this event as a platform to inform us of targets!”
This isn’t the first time the group has done this, either. They also hit Rotten Tomatoes with bad reviews for The Last Jedi.
Why? Well, the self-described alt-right moderator told HuffPost that he hated the fact that Star Wars had so many women in it now. So we can only imagine how much he must hate the bold, beautiful women in Black Panther, not to mention its unapologetic Blackness.
–‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman on being called the n-word and driving by KKK rallies while filming–
Rotten Tomatoes response
A spokesperson for Rotten Tomatoes spoke to The Wrap about the situation, saying, “We at Rotten Tomatoes are proud to have become a platform for passionate fans to debate and discuss entertainment and we take that responsibility seriously. While we respect our fans’ diverse opinions, we do not condone hate speech.”
“Our team of security, network and social experts continue to closely monitor our platforms and any users who engage in such activities will be blocked from our site and their comments removed as quickly as possible.”