So, About That Black Panther Joke at the 2019 Golden Globes... - The Root
Theroot.com - Thu 10 Jan 16:54 GMT

So, About That Black Panther Joke at the 2019 Golden Globes... - The Root

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony has come and gone, but the stench of a badly executed joke is still wafting around social media.

  Director Ryan Coogler attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony has come and gone, but the stench of a badly executed joke is still wafting around social media.

  “If you told me as a kid, growing up in the Bay, there’d be a movie called Black Panther that starts off in Oakland, this is not what I would have imagined,” said Samberg, referencing writer/director Ryan Coogler’s hometown.

  As we all collectively channeled Coogler’s mood, Samberg then began to rattle off, “Just kidding, they were all framed and murdered for wanting justice and equality.

  Others blamed it on the choice to cut to Coogler’s confused reaction, causing the audience to be distracted by that instead of what Samberg was actually saying.

  Compounding Coogler’s upbringing with the Black Panther party’s location of origin, Samberg basically took this moment to call out the U.S. government’s reported conspiracy against the militant organization, most notably highlighted in the execution of Fred Hampton in Chicago, 50 years ago this December.