Facebook Shut Down the Group Planning to Trash Black Panther's Viewer Ratings

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Thankfully enough, though, THR reports that the group's Facebook page is no longer available and appeared to have been deactivated shortly after Rotten Tomatoes issued their statement.

Before attacking Black Panther, this online collective had set their focus on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and on sabotaging its Rotten Tomatoes score.

Rotten Tomatoes told The Wrap that while the company respects "fans' diverse opinions" on the movies they're watching, it will not condone hate speech on the platform.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, but the film already set a Marvel movie record-and edged out Captain America: Civil War-for first-day advance ticket sales, Entertainment Weekly reported. The film is set for release on February 12th in the United Kingdom and on February 16th in the States.

As Coogler points out, sites like Rotten Tomatoes are merely created to provide a quick overview of the critical consensus of a film and their scores aren't reflective of a film's larger successes/failures.

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"Black Panther is an event unlike any other that gives people of color, most importantly, children of color a chance to see themselves as the main hero", the GoFundMe page reads. When the Facebook group's leader spoke with Inverse about their plans, he said, "Minorities.should stay that way".

Now, those same passionate (some would say "crazy") fans are up to it again, creating a Facebook group with the express goal of lowering the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for Black Panther en masse. Some have even called it the best Marvel movie yet.

Speaking during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", she said: "I brought 25 people [to the premiere], family members and some of my closest friends, yeah". First it was DC and Zack Snyder fans who staged a protest outside of Warner Bros. offices to demand a full "Zack Snyder" cut of the critically and audience-derided Justice League. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, an African American; features an nearly all-black cast; and is an adaptation of a 52-year-old comic book character, who is both a superhero and a king.

Last week, the brand released a 60-second extended digital version of the ad, which was created in partnership with Marvel Studios' highly anticipated film "Black Panther", opening in US theaters February 16. The same group took credit for sabotaging the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in December.

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