Ben Shapiro (Credit: AP/Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune)
Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro is upset that black people are excited about “Black Panther.”
The editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” ranted Tuesday that he wasn’t sure why there was such joy and acclaim in advance of the new Marvel film that featured mostly black artists and creatives in front of and behind the camera.
“‘Blade’ was not enough,” Shapiro quipped, referencing the 1998 film and subsequent two sequels that starred Wesley Snipes.
“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,” Shapiro said. “And that of course is the release of ‘Black Panther.’”
“We’ve heard it’s deeply important to millions of black Americans, who, after all, were not liberated from slavery 200 years ago, and liberated by the civil rights movement with federal legislation, and have not been gradually restored to what always should have been full civil rights in the United States,” he continued. “None of that has mattered up until they made a Marvel movie about a superhero, who is …read more