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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:13 PM

Ben Shapiro Is Bothered That Black People Are Excited About Black Panther

Ben Shapiro, conservative activist and editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, dedicated a portion of his daily podcast to airing his grievances over fawning media coverage of the new Marvel superhero film “Black Panther,” mocking African Americans who are excited about the film’s majority black casting.

In an episode of “The Ben Shapiro Show” uploaded yesterday, Shapiro dedicated a segment to expressing his frustration that entertainment media has focused on the release of “Black Panther,” which is the first world-release superhero movie to feature a majority black cast and be directed by an African American. Shapiro expressed disdain for the media attention surrounding the cultural significance of the movie’s release.

“Everyone in the media is talking about the most important thing that has ever happened in the history of humanity, or at least since Caitlyn Jenner became a woman—a transgender woman—and that, of course, is the release of ‘Black Panther’. It is so deeply important,” Shapiro said, mockingly.

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“We heard this about Barack Obama when he was elected, too. ‘Now that Obama has been president, black Americans will feel like they too can be presidents. It’s a transformative moment.’ Yet, all we hear now is that America is deeply racist and that black people are still systemically discriminated against and that black people are still victims in America society. So, it turns out it didn’t mean anything,” Shapiro said.

Later in the podcast, Shapiro apparently felt it was important to explain to black people that the fictional setting of “Black Panther,” a country named Wakanda where superhuman heroes fight crime, is not a real place.

“Sorry to break it to you folks, Wakanda is not a real place,” Shapiro said. “It does not exist.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/ben-shapiro-is-bothered-that-black-people-are-excited-about-black-panther/




And yet we're the triggered snowflakes.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:14 PM

1. Conservative activist.

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:19 PM

5. That's why I said we're the triggered snowflakes?

Really, this makes me want to go see Black Panther more!

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

8. i have tickets for saturday

i do hope its a good movie

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:17 PM

3. Ben Shapiro has something very unpleasant, and yet competent, about him.

I think he is of a caliber such that he might actually hold an office one day and do a substantial amount of damage. He is one to watch.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:18 PM

4. I knew this was coming

I'm actually surprised that we haven't heard of an alt-right troll fest going on on-line. Maybe it is but I just haven't seen any stories on it.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:24 PM

6. "Wakanda is not a real place" says the guy who pals around with people who are sure Antebellum South

was better than the Garden of Eden.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:27 PM

7. conservatives and their whitesplainin'

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:31 PM

9. The fear that some whites have of strong, heroic black individuals is astounding.

Everyone in the entertainment industry is pumped for “Black Panther”, yes, because it celebrates black actors and, yes, because it provides young children an idol and hero to look up to that looks like them, but also because it looks like a really spectacular comic book movie...Black Panther is a badass! Shapiro is afraid of the empowerment of POC and yeah Ben, our country is still “deeply racist” as your radio program clearly shows.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:33 PM

10. Shapiro is an racist pricks and evil AF

And a typical conservative

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:34 PM

11. I am bothered by the adulation of monarchy

That's a problem in a lot of fantasy and superhero fiction.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:37 PM

12. For how long has Ben Shapiro been a black man living in America? nt

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:37 PM

13. it's interesting how the right is baited by this movie

...into all kinds of paranoia and panic, not so cleverly disguised as concern and ridicule.

What I think stands out in the movie is the black empire which has seemingly unlimited resources with which to project its influence. That should provoke both interest and sagacity from supporters and detractors, alike - provoking both to roil their own preconceptions and consider a much different reality.

Of course, the former is going to have a decidedly more satisfying challenge than the latter.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:38 PM

14. News flash: Ben Shapiro is still a racist asshole. (nt)

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:41 PM

15. I kind of hate

superhero movies, but I want to see this one just to "trigger snowflakes" like Shapiro.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:41 PM

16. That dickless twerp has the most annoying voice and a puncheable face to go with it. Michael

Brooks has him pegged.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:56 PM

17. Mr. Shapiro can go buy a one way ticket to Wakanda.

And stay there.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:18 PM

18. Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson are Politically Correct bigots.

They believe by making pseudo-intellectual arguments and not using racial slur words, they can get around being "honest".

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