Michelle Obama makes comment about film ‘Black Panther’ that leaves even her fans howling

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.

Getty First Lady Michelle Obama
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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.”

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.”

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.


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