Friday, May 14, 2021

The CIA Weirdly Live Tweets About ‘Black Panther’ During Oscars and Folks Are Concerned

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*Ryan Coogler’sBlack Panther” made history Sunday night when it became the first Marvel Studios film to win an Oscar.

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter also accomplished yet another milestone in her remarkable career when she became the first Black woman to win the Best Costume Design award for her work on the film, which received a total of seven nominations. Carter was previously nominated for “Amistad” and “Malcolm X.”

“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king,” Carter said in her acceptance speech. “It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes. Thank you to the Academy, and thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen.”

While Black Twitter was live-tweeting and celebrating the Black star power reppin’ and winning at the Oscars Sunday, the CIA got folks riled up when they started tweeting about vibranium, the fictional metal in “Black Panther’s” Wakanda.

As reported by Complex, the tweets were part of a series the spy agency rolled out called Reel vs. Real; meant to highlight the links between movie magic and the real world.

But social media users weren’t feeling it. Check out below some of the reactions to the CIA live-tweeting about Marvel’s “Black Panther” during the Oscars ceremony Sunday night.

One user noted: “as Black Panther wins Academy awards the CIA wants you to know “vibranium isn’t real” bc they even hate to see an imaginary African nation prosper”

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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